From nukes to satellites

Discussion in 'Astronomy' started by Porfiry, Oct 31, 2000.

  1. Porfiry Nomad Staff Member

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    <!--intro-->Russia's underfunded military announced today that they would be selling some 250 intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs) originally intended for nuclear warhead delivery. Instead the missiles will be sold for use in the commercial launch of satellites. NASA chief Daniel Goldin said that "instead of pointing missiles at each other or competing with each other, we learn from each other." The sale is expected to bring in some $700 million US for Russia. Reuters has the <a href="http://dailynews.yahoo.com/h/nm/20001031/sc/space_defense_dc_2.html">full story...</a><!--/intro-->
     

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