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15:10 Nov 5, 2007
English to French translations [Non-PRO] General / Conversation / Greetings / Letters
English term or phrase:it seemed to me little more than a stunt
Un ancien pilote de l'US Air Force explique pourquoi la mise en orbite de Spoutnik 1 ne l'a pas impressionnée :
In 1957, as a pilot in the US Air Force, I was stationed in West Germany, where I was training to fly tactical fighters to send nuclear weapons into the Soviet Union. In the event that a nuclear exchange did break out, it was unlikely that I would have a base to return to. That was a sobering reality for a 28-year-old with a young family. When Sputnik went into space and sent back its radio signal, it seemed to me little more than a stunt.
"Coup de pub", "opération de communication", pas sûre que ce soit le plus approprié...