Seabear wrote:Apparently not. I've yet to see any mention of this tragic event anywhere. Our space program has become a forgotten relic.
LMP737 wrote:It's been said if the Apollo 1 accident had not occurred an accident most likely would have happened in space. With disastrous consequences for the program. Sad that three astronauts died though.
LightningZ71 wrote:Actually, Apollo was more about refining ICBM tech and developing the base tech needed to weaponize space. What killed it were the various treaties that basically outlawed armed space platforms. After that, it was all about expensive espionage systems and how to main them. Enter the space shuttle...
LightningZ71 wrote:The cold war really pushed the space program like nobody's business, but it also heavily shaped it. They DOD controlled most of the money and, as a result, made a lot of the calls.
How much of the MIL influenced capabilities were ever used ?
moo wrote:A good read on the birth of the Shuttle and just how important the military component was to it getting built is Rowland Whites 'Into the Black'...
WIederling wrote:How much of the MIL influenced capabilities were ever used ?
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