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Check out http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-sc ... 9695.story :

The Virgin Space Ship Enterprise is unveiled. Branson is another D.D. Harriman clone. If we were giving out Heinlein entrepreneurial awards, he'd get several. Way to go.


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PeterScott wrote:
Branson is another D.D. Harriman clone. If we were giving out Heinlein entrepreneurial awards, he'd get several.

Well, there's nothing to stop us. Merely the details.

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If we were to present such an award what would we call it? Certainly it couldn't be called a "Heinie" :roll:


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NickDoten wrote:
If we were to present such an award what would we call it? Certainly it couldn't be called a "Heinie" :roll:

:lol: Too cute. Thanks for the laugh!

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It could be nick named the "fanfare"

The RAH (ok pushing it a bit I know! In Yorkshire it would be T' RAH - anyone get it.......anyone?.......hello???? Is anybody there? I think I will be going now!!!


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We can make it out of poured ferric metal and call it the Swell Old Bob award.

Yep... a Cast Iron S.O.B.!

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JamesGifford wrote:
PeterScott wrote:
Branson is another D.D. Harriman clone. If we were giving out Heinlein entrepreneurial awards, he'd get several.

Well, there's nothing to stop us. Merely the details.


It may interest you to know that the National Space Society presents a Heinlein Award. It's the brainchild of John and Ed Strickland-- John attended the Centennial, I can't remember whether Ed did or not.

It's a brass cannon.

According to NSS:

The Robert A. Heinlein Memorial Award honors those individuals who have made significant, lifetime contributions to the creation of a free spacefaring civilization. Their contributions can be in any form — such as scientific, technical, engineering, theoretical, written (fiction or nonfiction), political, philosophical, visionary, public relations, or mass media, economic or business, etc. or a combination of the above. Those individuals whose actions have involved personal, social, or financial risk are particularly meritorious.

It was awarded to Burt Rutan in 2008, but Branson does not have one. Yet.

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I think most of us are aware of that award, and the one Yoji Kondo has awarded for several years. Not to mention the Heinlein Prize. That's all part of the joking here...

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