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Re: The space race
« Reply #15 on: March 25, 2007, 01:04:33 pm »
Any county could dominate space, if enough resources were invested in the project. Some large companies could even do it. There should be the opportunity for more than one civilisation to conquer space. Just imagine if another country had first contact, they would benefit from technology first and could therefore win the space race.
 


There are some countries that could dominate space, (USA, Russia, China, Britain, Japan, and Australia to name a few) but many other enemies or potential enemies would probably attack them, not to mention most countries would implode under the pressure of spending so much money and using so much resources. I'm not sue about companies doing that, but look at that virgin mobile company >> they've already won the space race! Anyway in Spore who knows how that will go exept for our fearless leader.

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Re: The space race
« Reply #16 on: March 25, 2007, 11:22:11 pm »
There are some countries that could dominate space, (USA, Russia, China, Britain, Japan, and Australia to name a few)

Being an Australian, I disagree that Australia could dominate the space race. :P
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Re: The space race
« Reply #17 on: March 25, 2007, 11:44:17 pm »
I was gonna mention that too, but I didnt think it was important. Does Australia even have anything that can go into space?

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Re: The space race
« Reply #18 on: March 26, 2007, 12:08:10 am »
They could launch Kangaroos or some other lightweight marsupial  ::)

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Re: The space race
« Reply #19 on: March 26, 2007, 12:29:47 am »
They could launch Kangaroos or some other lightweight marsupial  ::)

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Re: The space race
« Reply #20 on: March 26, 2007, 12:31:11 am »
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Re: The space race
« Reply #21 on: March 26, 2007, 04:49:54 am »
I was gonna mention that too, but I didnt think it was important. Does Australia even have anything that can go into space?

We have a russian space shuttle circa 1985 or 1988 something like that...but it's on display. I think all things that were designed for space flight, that are currently in Australia are on display and old.....OR are satelites that are actually in space *shrug*

I don't think Australia has the technical knowledge as everything space vehicle/satelite Australia has or uses was/is (as far as I can tell from a quick google or two) developed somewhere else. Getting things into space just isn't really that important, happy to let others launch their stuff on Australian soil and well get that money from building the launch pad and whatever, but beyond that Australia is like pretty far behind in space race knowledge we're more of the monitoring space and signals type *shrug*
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Re: The space race
« Reply #22 on: March 26, 2007, 05:01:47 am »
Well then, I guess thats a no.

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Re: The space race
« Reply #23 on: March 26, 2007, 05:28:43 am »
near equator is the best area to launch from. like French guana in brazil.

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Re: The space race
« Reply #24 on: March 27, 2007, 05:50:42 am »
So I have heard, but I can't remember why it's best near the equator???

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Re: The space race
« Reply #25 on: March 27, 2007, 11:38:01 am »
I recall it being best for a space elevator near the equator, it has something to do with the way momentum is distrubted...not so sure about spacecraft.

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Re: The space race
« Reply #26 on: March 27, 2007, 02:03:34 pm »
Qbout the australia thing... I'm sure somebody would tell them how to get to space, and who knows? They could run with it and be the first to militarize space. Thats a big if though.

And for spacecraft I think it had something to do with one place you had to aim for to get into space...

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Re: The space race
« Reply #27 on: March 30, 2007, 08:33:07 pm »
It would be interesting in Spore to vy for who gets the UFO first...
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Re: The space race
« Reply #28 on: March 31, 2007, 03:50:25 am »
The space race, U.S vs. the Russians for example.

Gah! they weren't Russians! *weeps uncontrolably*  they were soviets. all russians were soviets but not all soviets were russian.

So I have heard, but I can't remember why it's best near the equator???

you can only have geo-stationary satellites near the eqautor because they will move out of their planned orbit if you put them anywhere else.


i think a space race would be a fantastic idea but it won't be in, how can their be tension like that in a game? plus making the U.F.o is a simple matter of saving up enough money and then buying one,  so the closest thing to a space race would be you trying to get enough money before they do, which sounds good on paper but in reality it would be very dull.

and for a country to have a very successful space program it needs to have a big budget, the E.S.A and N.A.S.A are the 2 biggest and they havwe budgets of over 10 billion U.S.D, countries like autralia would never "waste" that much money on such a gamble, it would probably be a country with an already going space program, such as france, britian, china, russia, america and many others.
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Re: The space race
« Reply #29 on: March 31, 2007, 06:39:04 pm »
If done correctly it would be a good challenge, not dull at all. :P