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    Angry Uganda ahead of Ireland in Space Race

    Nsamba head of African Space Research Program (ASRP), has revealed that the space probe to be launched soon has self-defence, anti-time missile features, which protect it from being hit by missiles destined to destroy it in case it passes in the space of another country.

    Question: Does this pose a threat to our airspace and security?

    After its launch, they will put a mouse in it and will have it lifted to the stratosphere by a helium balloon.

    Question: Why do Irish mice not have such opportunity, especially as we give overseas aid to Uganda?

    The space probe is fitted with cameras with a wide angle fish-eye lens to be used in taking pictures of Uganda from space and other features on the planet. The others are a thermometer and Global Positioning System trackers.

    "We shall send a mouse to space. If it comes back alive, it will mean that Uganda is able to send human beings into space and we shall embark on constructing a new space observer that a person can use," Nsamba said.

    Question: Why is Ireland outpaced by Uganda in science and vision?

    allAfrica.com: Uganda to Launch Its First Space Observer

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    Anothe Fás scandal?

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    While ye dulchies have been nitpicking, us, the brilliant folk of Cork have started our own space race.

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    yeah but was it edible when it came back, if it was you should send up Michael Flatley next

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    ............"Anti time missile"?

    They're not a govt agency. It's just a guy with his balloon, some paint and a lot of crazy.

    BBC News - African space research: Dreaming of a manned shuttle
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    Our foreign aid money hard at work. These Asstronauts have plenty of shoulders to stand on top of as my Memory serves..

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    Quote Originally Posted by wombat View Post
    Anothe Fás scandal?
    Travel expenses wouldn't be worth the effort - it's only 100km (up), and you don't even get an overnight!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cynicist View Post
    Nsamba head of African Space Research Program (ASRP), has revealed that the space probe to be launched soon has self-defence, anti-time missile features, which protect it from being hit by missiles destined to destroy it in case it passes in the space of another country.
    After its launch, they will put a mouse in it and will have it lifted to the stratosphere by a helium balloon.
    The space probe is fitted with cameras with a wide angle fish-eye lens to be used in taking pictures of Uganda from space and other features on the planet. The others are a thermometer and Global Positioning System trackers.
    "We shall send a mouse to space. If it comes back alive, it will mean that Uganda is able to send human beings into space and we shall embark on constructing a new space observer that a person can use," Nsamba said.
    allAfrica.com: Uganda to Launch Its First Space Observer



    It'll come tumbling back out of the sky pretty quickly then, if that's the strength of the science behind it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Telemachus View Post
    Our foreign aid money hard at work. These Asstronauts have plenty of shoulders to stand on top of as my Memory serves..

    I don't think that Finite Element Analysis techniques were used in the design!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Telemachus View Post
    Our foreign aid money hard at work.
    This project has only been receiving money from the Ugandan government since 2011 - it's run by a private organisation with volunteers mostly.


    Uganda is actually quite well positioned as far as potential spaceports go, but this particular project seems a little bit nuts.
    Repeal the 27th.

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