Space Shuttles Never Die, They Just Slip Away…

Posted: January 25, 2011 in Songs of Space and Nuclear War
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Creepy Shuttle Love

Does anyone really think NASA will hold to this schedule?  I’ve about quit paying attention to the shuttle schedule, but WESH.com hasn’t.

Preparations have started for a third and final space shuttle flight, NASA announced Thursday.

NASA is targeting June 28 for a launch of space shuttle Atlantis. However, the flight could be delayed into August or September. That would keep thousands of workers on the job until the shuttle lands.

The mission would be the 135th and final flight for the shuttle program.

Atlantis would deliver a module to the International Space Station along with spare parts.

A module, eh?  And some spare parts.  Anyone willing to bet the last mission doesn’t fly until well into FY12?

Another thing that comes to mind is the question of ‘who wants to be the last shuttle passengers?’  The last flight gets to ride with all the parts that were set aside for one reason or another through the years.

NASA is hoping to launch Discovery on Feb. 24. That mission has been delayed several times due to problems with the shuttle.

Endeavour is scheduled for an April 19 launch date.

Problems with the shuttle is totally descriptive, if a bit vague.

Manned space flight has a place in the NASA mission I’m told, but all I am saying is give SpaceX a chance.  Otherwise, keep doing what you’re doing, keep getting what you got.

 

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Comments
  1. Coyote says:

    oh, yeah… it will slip.

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