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Anonymous asked in Science & MathematicsAstronomy & Space · 2 months ago

what is so "historic" about launching another rocket from cape canaveral?

why the big fuss and all the news coverage? it's just another rocket taking off like thousands before. it's not even a new rocket. just spacex's old falcon rocket with another dragon capsule like so many before. so what if astronauts are on board? astronauts have been flying to space for sixty years. ho-hum.

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  • Anonymous
    2 months ago
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    Nothing. It's what passes for modern 'reporting'.

    • Will
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      2 months agoReport

      $tupidest "best answer" of the day, and that's saying a lot.

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  • 1 month ago

    It's the first step in privately run missions running astronauts to the space station AND the first manned missions since the cancelling of the Space Shuttle. America is back in the manned space biz.

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  • 2 months ago

    You are so smug in your ignorance. We don't make fun of you flipping your 3000th burger, do we?

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  • 2 months ago

    It's historic because (1) it's the first time in nearly 10 years people have been launched from the Cape and (2) this will be only the ninth vehicle in history to take people into space.

    • wombatfreaks
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      1 month agoReport

      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_crewed_spacecraft

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  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    It’s been 10 years since a rocket launched from the US carrying people into space . Plus it’s a private company launching the rocket . A new era of space exploration being that of private enterprise rather than tax payer dollars .

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  • 2 months ago

    It is where Apollo 11 was launched on its famous Moon Mission

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    • ANDRE L
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      2 months agoReport

      Your picture shows the Saturn V that launched unmanned in 1973 to put Skylab into Earth orbit, not Apollo 11 from four years earlier.

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  • 2 months ago

    The USA hasn't launched a human into space for many years now.

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  • 2 months ago

    cause people think its neat when that happens

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  • 2 months ago

    It would have been the first COMMERCIAL manned launch

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  • Pearl
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    2 months ago

    probably cause people like to hear about it

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