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    Smile Teenage girls are the force that moves the space program

    I lack the evidence as yet to put this in the ATM section, but I argue that teenage girls, well known for being on the phone all day, also known for being a major part of the market for cell phones, are a critical force driving behind the need for bigger telecommunications satellites, hence the need for larger and more powerful launch vehicles, hence the need for bigger space budgets.

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    Teenage boys spend equal time on their phones playing multiplayer video games and watching YouTube videos. Which uses even more telecom power than voice and text.
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    Actually, it was tie-dye that drove the Moon landing program. The use of tie-dye increased sharply through the mid-1960s, peaked in 1969, held out for a couple of years, then pretty quickly disappeared. Playing a lot of Grateful Dead and Jefferson Airplane helps.
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    As someone who was an avid CQ poster and space advocate throughout my teen years, I would certainly be flattered to think this was the case... but I don’t know that my contributions were really that much more significant than anyone else’s.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KaiYeves View Post
    As someone who was an avid CQ poster and space advocate throughout my teen years, I would certainly be flattered to think this was the case... but I don’t know that my contributions were really that much more significant than anyone else’s.
    Nonsense. You gave us the SLS and a return to the Moon!
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