Was the Space Shuttle Doomed From the Beginning

Was the space shuttle program doomed from the beginning ?

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When the space shuttle was announced in 1972 it was seen as the space vehicle to make low earth orbit space travel and living in space an everyday reality. But in hindsight many now believe that it was a failed project that was hamstrung by lack of funding and interest by government and sky high expectations from NASA that led them to sideline safety to ensure scheduled launches continued on time in order to secure future funding. Instead of expanding man’s horizons, it in fact limited them and stopped the development more effective, safer forms of both manned and unmanned …

7 people that missed out on a fortune

7 People That Missed Out on a Fortune

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They say ignorance is bliss, and maybe it is compared to knowing that you’ve missed out on millions or even billions of dollars because of bad decisions or bad advice or just bad luck that turns the dream of riches in to the cold awakening of what could have been. In this video we look at 7 people that missed out on a fortune. 1 James Howells lost bitcoins As the ole timers would say theres gold in them there hills, but in this case it’s more like the local refuse dump. Back in 2009 just after Bitcoins had been …

7 Key Inventions that Made the Modern World

7 key Inventions that Made the Modern World

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The modern world is filled with amazing inventions but as newton stated “If I have seen further, it is by standing on the shoulders of giants” and this applies to the 7 key inventions in this video, which if any one of these had not occurred, our modern world would look very different to how we see it today. No 1. The Electrical generator This first invention is probably the most fundamental of all the ones here, for without this, all but one of the following inventions would not have been possible. Electricity had been known about since greeks and …

5 Incredible Body Painting Artists

5 Incredible Body Painting Artists Craig Tracy, Cho San, Nikki Shelley, Kay Pike, Gesine Marwedel

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Body painting has been around for thousands of years with the use of clay and other natural pigments often in ceremonies by almost every tribe of people around the world and this has in a way has led to the modern use of cosmetics and makeup but on a more conservative scale. Since the 1960’s there has been a revival of the body painting due in part to the changing attitudes of how we view the body in the main stream media. From fine art painting to face painting, CosPainting  and optical illusions, in this video we look at the …

The Forgotten American Concordes - Boeing 2707 - Lockheed L-2000 SST

The Forgotten American Concordes – Boeing 2707 – Lockheed L-2000 SST

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When we think of supersonic passenger air travel, most people will think of Concorde, the joint British & French design which operated from 1976 until 2003 and up until this day, has been the only long term supersonic passenger jet service to operate. What many people don’t know is that in the 60’s a 70’s there were three other competing designs from the United States and Russia. The Russian Tupolev Tu-144 was the first commercial supersonic transport aircraft (SST) which had its first flight 2 months before Concorde on 31st December 1969. However, after a crash at the Paris air …