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East to West or West to East

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Submitted by yuval Brandstetter MD (Israel), Jul 12, 2010 at 04:01

I guess NASA's finances are so bad they have to seek petro-dollars and faux science of the uneducated to make ends meet.

But if NASA seeks to learn something new shouldn't they approach the only country in the ME capable of sending a satelite into orbit, in fact several of them? The point is that everyone launches eastwards, to be assisted by the earth's rotation. Israel is the only space-nation launching West, due to political reasons, against rotation necessitating a much small satelite, capable of doing the same job, be it surveillance or communications. Can NASA learn something from the Israeli Jews? No, its not Politically correct, publicly.

In reality one cannot imagine NASA without Jewish scientists, and Israel has contributed to NASA research far more than all Arab and Muslim nations put together. Come to think of it, all of science. Gee, that might be contrued as being extremely unpolitically correct

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