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The United States. 14 53.85%
Canada. 1 3.85%
Europe, including Russia. 7 26.92%
Asia. 0 0%
Latin America. 0 0%
Africa. 0 0%
Australia or Oceania. 2 7.69%
The Middle East. 0 0%
Other. 2 7.69%
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Old 07-29-2009, 11:54 AM
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Im from the first country that orbited the earth!
You're from Russia?
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No, I don't think I know Kevin. There are 5 million people in Scotland and we live in the most populated part. His location is at the top of his posts, and I live in Glasgow so it was easy to work out.
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This third day of October, 1942, is the first of a new era in transportation, that of space travel...
A4 - Launched at Prüfstand VII, Peenemünde
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Old 07-29-2009, 12:38 PM
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A4 - Launched at Prüfstand VII, Peenemünde
Short summary: http://www.v2a4.de/eng_a_3oktober1942.html
Ah you mean the V2.
And considering that almost the whole NASA rocket team were Germans that's also half a point.

But when you consider a rocket launch a space flight, wouldn't the point then go to the Chinese?
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wait, i thought us was lmao.
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BTW: Where are all the Others coming from? Vulcan? Atlantis?
Antarctica.

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Old 07-29-2009, 01:07 PM
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No, I don't think I know Kevin. There are 5 million people in Scotland and we live in the most populated part. His location is at the top of his posts, and I live in Glasgow so it was easy to work out.
Now that raises the interesting question - which I don't think could be answered without revealing more than may be wise on an open forum - of who here is geographically closest?

I bet 12 miles would be a good start!
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Ah you mean the V2.
And considering that almost the whole NASA rocket team were Germans that's also half a point.

But when you consider a rocket launch a space flight, wouldn't the point then go to the Chinese?
Did the Chinese send rockets to space? The A4 reached space, that's the difference.
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wait, i thought us was lmao.
As far as I know the Russians had the first satellite in space, the first dog in space, the first man in space, the first woman in space.

"Fortunately" for the USA Koroljow died in 1966 and after his death USSR's space program had to experience one disaster after the other. But I think the USA used the better technique anyway.

And finally the USA had the first man on the moon.



But I am not sure if forgot any "the first ... in space". So if I am wrong correct me.

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Did the Chinese send rockets to space? The A4 reached space, that's the difference.
Ok. I didn't know that.
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But I am not sure if forgot any "the first ... in space". So if I am wrong correct me.
The Soviets also had the first orbital (as well as suborbital) manned flight; Gargarin's flight was orbital. It also happened to be the first manned spaceflight of any kind. Shepard's flight, which followed his, was suborbital, and it wasn't until the third Mercury flight that the U.S. achieved its first manned orbital flight.

The Soviets also had the first unmanned landings on the Moon and on Mars.

For information on the successful landings and even sample returns achieved by Soviet spacecraft, see: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moon_la...anned_landings

As for the Soviet exploration of Mars, see: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mars_probe_program. Most Americans seem to believe that the much-covered Viking probes were the first unmanned landings on Mars. This is incorrect.

The Soviet space program's successes with respect to Venus are also of great note; the United States has never successfully landed spacecraft on that planet that transmitted visual images of their surroundings. The Soviets did so on several occasions.

Detailed information on the Soviet Venera program, which comprehensively explored Venus: http://www.mentallandscape.com/V_Venus.htm

See also: http://astronomyonline.org/SolarSyst...usMissions.asp

Unfortunately for the Soviets (Russians), the exploration of Mars has been marked by disaster after disaster. U.S. exploration of Mars has been comparatively quite successful, but nevertheless not entirely so, as the Mars Polar Lander fiasco showed. (The MPL is not to be confused with the recent Phoenix mission, which achieved or exceeded its objectives.)

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