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  1. AHC: How would a "Man In The High Castle" German and Japanese invasion scenario, actually go down?

    It should be noted that the author, having been asked this in interviews about the book, stated Germany defeating, let along occupying the US and/or North America is impossible...
  2. USSR wins moon race

    First question does the crew get back?, (1)if yes the crew can provide input and the CM tapes can be reviewed (like AS-13), this gives NASA the ability to make fixes and more confidence into the rest of the stack NASA might just go ahead with Apollo-12 on schedule, NASA how has a proved...
  3. For All Mankind (AH Tv series at Apple TV)

    Also she's a friend of Gene's (but not a "friend" who was on the short list for Number One in the pilot, so you won't have the issues, of Gene putting his "girl friend" in the Co-star role)
  4. Battle of Paris 1940

    Possibly, one thing I serious doubt is a fight for the city or shelling/bombing. Paris is not Warsaw, Hitler has a "connection" to place as a artist, the citizens aren't Eastern Europeans and even the most hardcore of the Generals know what destroying Paris would do to the rest of the world's...
  5. Alternate Apollo 11 Crew

    Every book I've read, makes it clear, if Gus have survived (Slayton, NASA Senior leaders, the Flight Directors, the engineers agreed), he would have gotten the first landing mission. As for Cooper, Slayton supposedly told Cooper, that IF he did a "great' job as backup commander on AS-10 he...
  6. Alternate Apollo 11 Crew

    Yea, if Glenn "really" wanted it, and stayed In NASA Full Time (which means saying NO to the JFK)… flying in Gemini, and being willing to do the "dirty" support stuff (including PR trips).... and "getting along with both his bosses, and his fellow astronauts...." Even then he still needs to...
  7. Alternate Apollo 11 Crew

    Yes, Lovell was, but reading the various books, he appears to be racked right below Borman, McDivittt, Conrad, and Stafford which still isn't bad in any way (note, he didn't get a command in the first crews plan, 7-12, in the original plan). So... if this is a replace (by Leadership) just...
  8. Alternate Apollo 11 Crew

    Alan Shepard is still medically grounded and if he gets around that has no in-space/flight experience with APOLLO (which was a big deal for the "first" try missions). Schirra is retired, and burned a lot burns on AS 17, Cooper is done. Borman, McDivitt, and Stafford are the most experienced...
  9. Alternate Iranian Hostage Crisis – Students Seize Soviet Embassy

    It would not be pretty.... at this point Iran has no allies and can't turn to it's former patron (the USA). Also Russia is not half way around the world from the Iran, the Soviet military (Spetsnaz!) can stage out of their own bases. I expect the Soviets would give the Iranian government an...
  10. SF leads to Space : a literary driven space race

    " member of this "league of extraordinary gentlemen of SF and Space" could be Heinlein (who was, among other things, a civil engineer and friend of Asimov... ") RAH would be a must... at this time he is the "more known" SF writer (possibity 2nd only to HG Wells...), and as a Naval Academy...
  11. Nichelle Nichols leaves Star Trek after first season

    Considering its still Roddenberry, Solow, et. al. running the show (and with Luci's support) they would find another African American actress (or actor). For Season 2, they were all ready looking for a "Davey Jones" like actor/character, so Walter Koenig's Pavel Chekov becomes the "new"...
  12. How would the space race be under Nixon?

    I agree it's still a issue, just not to the level it was under JFK, (OTL, I believe some that was in JFK's head, being the "young" President and the having campaigned on the "missile gap....") and President Nixon is in better position to "assure" the public that the Soviet manned mission does be...
  13. How would the space race be under Nixon?

    The Big difference is that Nixon didn't run on the "missile gap." A 1961 President Nixon, likely has NASA and Military continue with the existing programs (with a information campaign to inform the public "we are doing something...", Projects, APOLLO and Project MERCURY (successor to the Air...
  14. Less Devastating Battle of Okinawa = no nukes?

    Actually, the actions of the Japanese civilians on Saipan and Tinian ended most discussions on using the A-bomb (and the "demonstration" option). Parents, throwing their children (including babies) off the cliffs then following them, Japanese troops killing their civilians (young and old) who...
  15. AHC/WI: Vince Lombardi, Tom Landry, and Bill Belichick Stayed with the New York Giants?

    "Vince would have had to be patient..." that's going to be hard. Lombardi already believed he was behind his peers, especially Landry in terms of "coaching age" day 1 with the Giants, plus his concern that the "vowel" at the end of his name was an issue. He's going to jump (and Green Bay is...
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