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    U.S. looks to ban space Ad's

    How annoying would that be to look in the sky and see a giant Coke-Cola ad? I can see it now, having to wait through commercials before getting a glimpse of the moon.

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    U.S.: No billboards in space

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) -- The U.S. government does not want billboards in space.

    The Federal Aviation Administration proposed Thursday to amend its regulations to ensure that it can enforce a law that prohibits "obtrusive" advertising in zero gravity.

    "Objects placed in orbit, if large enough, could be seen by people around the world for long periods of time," the FAA said in a regulatory filing.

    Currently, the FAA lacks the authority to enforce the existing law.

    For instance, outsized billboards deployed by a space company into low Earth orbit could appear as large as the moon and be seen without a telescope, the FAA said. Big and bright advertisements might hinder astronomers.

    "Large advertisements could destroy the darkness of the night sky," regulators said.

    http://www.cnn.com/2005/TECH/space/0...eut/index.html

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    Good Space Ad's:

    *Any Saturn car ad, for obviously reasons.

    *Coke-Cola: 'Reach for a Coke'.

    *A Star Wars Ad.



    *

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      #3
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      Good job. I am really glad they are taking care of this pressing problem. Whats next on their list? How to recycle Hydrogen cars?
      "Let your friends underestimate your virtues. Let your enemies overestimate your faults." - Godfather.

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        #4
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        nip it in the bud before it becomes an issue, forward thinking.

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          #5
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          Yup.. good idea. You know the other thing that I am concerned about (worry... not fear, mind you) is how will intergalactic passengers be able to switch their space ships en-route to Pluto. Uranus, really is no place to transit in a decent manner. I wish FAA can do some forward thinking on that as well. It will become a pretty big problem at some point.
          "Let your friends underestimate your virtues. Let your enemies overestimate your faults." - Godfather.

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            #6
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            who'd mind a VS angel or two peeking down from the heavens..
            Simple ain't easy.

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              #7
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              why does US get a say? Americans are smelly.
              rubber band rubber band rubber band rubber band rubber band

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                #8
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                Faisal, I think I had told you this before. Sarcasm 101 class won't help you any better than google searches.

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                  #9
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                  Originally posted by hiccup
                  why does US get a say? Americans are smelly.
                  you smell

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                    #10
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                    yes we smell you lot. Put that in an add and shoot it into space.

                    Roman you are a *****y one.

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