Wednesday, August 02, 2006

Atlantis On The Pad

Reflecting on Matt's post below, I thought I would mention this:

NASA Moves Atlantis to Launch Pad

They are going for two launches in two months - and if successful, make the shuttle program viable again.

The trouble is we are fast approaching a decision point. We are reaching the end of the shuttle era, at least with the current shuttles. With the exception of the Endeavor, the shuttles were all built in the 1980s. And all of the shuttles are basically 1970s-early 1980s aerospace design. It's time to replace them.

But the popular desire to do so does not exist.


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