arma virumque cano (et alia)
I actually heard an interview on MPR in which the interviewer was corrected in the belief that the US was involved. In fact, the point was made that the number of countries involved made it all the more laudable because of the differing priorities and languages. The successes seen in this mission, in how little has gone wrong over its ten year operational life is truly wonderful. A ten year mission and not a single red shirt has died.
"A ten year mission and not a single red shirt has died." nice :)
US leadership lost in yet another category.
Does every thing have to be up to the minute with you? Don't you think the thirty-year space shuttle program which carried the truss as well as 159 components of the ISS into orbit still counts for something since the ISS is still in operation? Sure, the Russians helped out a great deal. Full thirty-two of the spacewalks of the one hundred and fifty-nine spacewalks that it took to build the ISS originated from docked space shuttles. The other one hundred and twenty-seven originated from the ISS. The only module which was not carried by a space shuttle was the original Russian Zarya module. The ISS was an international effort, with participation from Russia, ESA, Canada, Japan and perhaps other nations. But it was the American work horse that did the heavy lifting and don't you forget it, anonymous apologist.
What I said is a fact. Your emotional garbage is just that. So stick your head in the sand and continue your false patriotism.