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“First we have to get it into orbit, which is not an easy task.”
“This is an engineer's nirvana. Going all the way from concept to building it to getting it into orbit is the high point for a spacecraft engineer.”
“The engine would be in orbit, producing a beam of photons. The spacecraft would not have to carry that mass along.”
“At this point, we're still very confident that we're in orbit in Mars and that we're going to see the spacecraft signal in a few hours.”
“When you ride a good rocket ship to orbit, you have a lot to be thankful for.”
“If we can send a spaceship into orbit, we can definitely guide a bike across the gym floor with a child on it,”
“Their orbits have a very large inclination, of 89 degrees in fact, so you get very good coverage over the Antarctic.”
“There [are] going to be times up in orbit that we're going to think about it, and especially the Columbia crew and families,”
“Or you could just have a big object tossed in close to the star. It goes into orbit and it will get torn apart by the gravity of the star once it gets close enough.”
“Low lunar orbit, at the precision mapping altitude of 50 kilometers, is substantially different from our experiences at other planets.”
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