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What advantages will the new Boeing SpaceX rocket (to fly USA Astronauts to the International Space Station) over the Russian Soyuz Rocket?

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If it comes to cars, the difference between normal and extraordinary could pretty much be summed up into 3 words: style, exclusivity as well as substance.


If an auto exudes a feeling of enthusiasm and desirability, if it occupies a special niche in the automotive galaxy, also if it is superbly designed and technologically advanced, then it's bound to draw the eye of the discriminating enthusiast.

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1 such vehicle is Audi's unique little two-seater referred to as the TT. Almost a decade ago, it came in coupe type to almost universal critical acclaim because of its unique, distinctively minimalistic styling and its capable, if not finally sporty, street manners. After the TT roadster version appeared a short time afterwards, it also was greeted with praise.


However, time has a method of blurring the delight of yesteryear, as well as too many critics, the little roadster came to be considered of as little over the usual whittled-down, upscale version of the Volkswagen GTI.


The newest 2008 TT coupe was introduced a couple of months back and it fully addresses most of the perceived shortcomings of the first model in a much more handsome bundle that carries the initial car's DNA to the new generation.


More to the point, to its brand new, sharper driving demeanor, the wheelbase and front and back tracks are enlarged by about two inches and the auto, in 2,965 pounds, really weighs only a couple hundred pounds less than the first TT. Credit the diet to Audi's extensive use of aluminum at the car's structure.


The extra space will also give two front-seat adults a little more wiggle room, however, the 2 buckets wedged behind these are basically useless for passengers. With almost 25 cubic feet available, both in front may stow enough equipment in the back hatch for long distance travel.


In its most expensive trimming, the coupe features a 250-horsepower V-6 motor along with Quattro all-wheel-drive. The less expensive, front-wheel-drive coupe I drove, nevertheless, was loads quick once the whip was set to VW/Audi's acclaimed direction injection, two-liter, turbocharged, four-cylinder engine.


As a bonus, the four-cylinder TT coupe will reunite between 20 and 30 miles per gallon, even if pushed somewhat aggressively. It'll assault curves with sports-car agility and maintain all four wheels firmly planted on the asphalt over bumps and along severely crowned roads. This happens with a ride quality that is reasonably forgiving if the going gets tough and really comfortable on the street.


Charge for your improved drivability goes into a more rigid structure, a lower centre of gravity, a new independent suspension system that features a four-link setup in the back wheels, electromechanical steering, larger brakes, bigger wheels and tires and, of course, the longer wheelbase and wider track.

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In addition, a recently developed electronic stability program gives the coupe handling characteristics which vary from neutral to mild understeer.


The prepared little engine could be teamed with a slick-shifting, six-speed manual transmission or the company's outstanding direct-shift gearbox, now flashed S tronic.


Through the clever use of dual clutches, the clutch-less S tronic transmission may click off shifts in 2/10ths of a second when operated manually, using either the console shifter or paddle shifters that come together with the steering wheel.


In addition, it may shift on its own, in either regular or sport modes. In sport mode, to maximize acceleration, it is going to hold gears longer before upshifts and release them sooner for downshifts. In most modes, the controller mechanically blips through downshifts to match the motor speed to the lower equipment.


It retreats into the back of the vehicle once the speed slows to 50 miles a hour.


The inside is a combination of muted grey Alcantara leather and brushed-aluminum judge covers. All switches and instrumentation are handily positioned for the motorist. The front sport seats have firm side bolsters, which may hold the driver and passenger securely set up. But, those victimized by middle-age spread might find them uncomfortable.


The sport steering wheel is flat across the bottom, for no apparent good reason aside from perhaps to adapt the thick thigh. Whatever the case, it is soon abandoned and has no impact on turning.


Also included at the car I used was the2,150 premium bundle, which adds an updated sound system, heatable front seats with power adjusters, multifunction leather steering wheel and an auto-dimming front mirror. I really don't know if it's typical of the TT, but The Best Car Audio Speakers System Review 2018 In The World 


Tack on $800 to get 18-inch wheels using high-performance summer tires along with a $720 delivery fee and the total comes to $38,470.


Together with all the new TT, Audi has made significant improvements to that which previously was a good-looking, fun-to-drive sports car. Plus it has given extra meaning into the word "extraordinary."



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For one, the SpaceX "Dragon" ship has Nothing to do with Boeing. SpaceX was founded by Elon Musk, the same guy making the Tesla electric cars. They've already sent a bunch of resupply missions to the ISS AND it's the Only one other than Soyuz to Return to Earth. The other Cygnus ships they just fill with Trash and they burn up on Re-entry. The Manned Dragon is slated to fly next year. The Savings is with SpaceX's Boosters which they've Landed back at the Cape or on seagoing barges over a dozen times now. In fact one upcoming flight will be the Third reuse of one of the 1st stage boosters. That's how SpaceX is cutting the Cost/Lb of getting into space.

The Boeing Uprated "Apollo" basically has no clear mission objectives yet. They Claim it will be capable of going to Mars but it's still in my opinion, too Small for that. 4 or 5 guys in that little space for a flight over a year, they'll be beating the Crap out of each other in 6 months  You have to have enough  Space inside for the people to just get Away from each other for a while.

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