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July 16, 2009

A few more links for July 16

Filed under: Uncategorized — gokamoto @ 11:41 pm

Defense Secretary Gates gave a speech that sharply criticized those in Congress who wished to force the Pentagon to buy more F-22s, saying that is an example of how the system keeps defense programs going forever, regardless of their military value. His direct criticism strongly made the point that F-22 supporters are risking today’s troops because money spent on F-22s would mean less money spent on things that are needed:
http://www.wired.com/dangerroom/2009/07/gates-future-jet-supporters-risking-todays-troops/

It is so sad that NASA accidentally erased the tapes that contained the original footage of the Apollo 11 moonwalk! Sadly, it appears that the tapes were erased to reuse them to record satellite data:
http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=106637066

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