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Alan Thirkettle Quotes

The international nature of the thing is totally essential. We wouldn't have been able to build a space station ourselves.
Alan Thirkettle
#Nature

It gave us the opportunity of completely cleaning that up and replacing it rather than doing a botch up and keeping our fingers crossed.
Alan Thirkettle
#Opportunity

It's really an end-to-end space system, not just a vehicle.
Alan Thirkettle
#Space

Clipper could also support exploration of the Moon. The concept could even be aimed at going much further.
Alan Thirkettle
#Exploration

The availability of more than one transportation system offers a robustness that has great advantage over reliance on a single system. We would like an independent way of getting access to the International Space Station (ISS).
Alan Thirkettle
#Advantage