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Dominic Owen wrote:I think someone said once "The day we stop seeking answers from the unknown is the day we are finished as a race." and "When you go down into the arena, you know that sometimes, you're likely to get your nose punched. You do it with your eyes open. You take the risks."
If only I could remember his name... ;)
Could you be3 referring to this quote, Domomic?

“It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out
where the strong man stumbled or where the doer of deeds
could have done better. The credit belongs to the man who
is actually in the area, whose face is marred with dust and sweat
and blood. At best, he knows the triumph of high achievement;
if he fails, at least he fails while daring greatly,
so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls
who knew neither victory nor defeat”.

“Theodore Roosevelt”.


Just thought I'd ask? I read them first on the opening oof the THRUSTSSC site.

Fred

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rob565uk wrote:
Stuart Baker wrote:
rob565uk wrote:Unless your name is Zefram Cochrane
Would that make you a Checkie Trekkie :lol: :lol:

:lol: I like that :lol:
OI!-And whats wrong with Trekkies then? :lol:
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Renegadenemo wrote:Surely the outright attempts must reach the point where the chance of being killed is greater than the chance of getting away with it then the family of a smear of jam on the desert will sue the governing body for encouraging their loved one into such a foolhardy pursuit so no more outright records will be recognised by them and what happens then?

" The day we stop seeking answers from the unknown is the day we are finished as a race " (Donald campbell)

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lsrdatabase wrote:
Dominic Owen wrote:I think someone said once "The day we stop seeking answers from the unknown is the day we are finished as a race." and "When you go down into the arena, you know that sometimes, you're likely to get your nose punched. You do it with your eyes open. You take the risks."
If only I could remember his name... ;)
Could you be3 referring to this quote, Domomic?

“It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out
where the strong man stumbled or where the doer of deeds
could have done better. The credit belongs to the man who
is actually in the area, whose face is marred with dust and sweat
and blood. At best, he knows the triumph of high achievement;
if he fails, at least he fails while daring greatly,
so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls
who knew neither victory nor defeat”.

“Theodore Roosevelt”.


Just thought I'd ask? I read them first on the opening oof the THRUSTSSC site.

Fred
Hi Fred,
It's been a few years since I read up on Roosevelt (at school, so I'm not counting how many!) but I think that's from a pre-WWI speech in France, isn't it?

The two I mentioned are ones I've seen attributed to Donald at one time or another, although I don't know if he 'borrowed' the second one from someone else.
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Try this one for size... been watching this guy limbering up and now he's going for it.

http://www.engadget.com/2012/10/05/leap ... d%3D130908
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http://www.redbullstratos.com/

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Awesome - and great that Kittinger is on hand to advise and support.

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Had to abort due to wind. Cost a very expensive looking balloon.
I'm only a plumber from Cannock...

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klingon wrote:
OI!-And whats wrong with Trekkies then? :lol:
Nothing wrong with Trekkies, but just one question. As a Klingon, are you only to be found on the starboard bow (sponson)?

We know a song about that, don't we children?

New lyrics on a postcard please...

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