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PDP8E
post Sep 2 2008, 05:39 PM
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http://www.al.com/news/huntsvilletimes/ind....xml&coll=1

This is instead of 2010 -- still preliminary though.......hmmmmm....


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post Sep 2 2008, 06:00 PM
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This is a near impossible subject to discuss without mentioning the politics....but forum rules are rules.
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post Sep 2 2008, 06:10 PM
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QUOTE (djellison @ Sep 2 2008, 08:00 PM) *
This is a near impossible subject to discuss without mentioning the politics....but forum rules are rules.

Wayne Hale's thoughts on closing the Shuttle program provide some solid organizational and technical background.


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Greg Hullender
post Sep 3 2008, 09:26 PM
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QUOTE (Paolo Amoroso @ Sep 2 2008, 11:10 AM) *
Wayne Hale's thoughts on closing the Shuttle program provide some solid organizational and technical background.


I had not seen this before, and I found it enlightening and depressing at the same time. If things are as he says (and he's very convincing) then while they might add ONE shuttle flight to the list, maybe two, that's really it -- even if Congress wanted to throw money at it. By the time they could scare up new vendors for the parts and get those qualified it would almost be time for the new boosters anyway. Never mind dvandorn's equally serious arguments.

These arguments seem so strong, I wonder why the idea even comes up now? This seems simple enough for NASA to explain to the press. Maybe they need a "rude Q&A" page on "Why we can't extend the shuttle program." :-)

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- PDP8E   Shuttle Extension 2015   Sep 2 2008, 05:39 PM
- - djellison   This is a near impossible subject to discuss witho...   Sep 2 2008, 06:00 PM
|- - Paolo Amoroso   QUOTE (djellison @ Sep 2 2008, 08:00 PM) ...   Sep 2 2008, 06:10 PM
||- - Greg Hullender   QUOTE (Paolo Amoroso @ Sep 2 2008, 11:10 ...   Sep 3 2008, 09:26 PM
|- - PDP8E   QUOTE (djellison @ Sep 2 2008, 02:00 PM) ...   Sep 2 2008, 06:43 PM
|- - lyford   QUOTE (PDP8E @ Sep 2 2008, 11:43 AM) Eith...   Sep 2 2008, 08:54 PM
||- - Greg Hullender   QUOTE (lyford @ Sep 2 2008, 12:54 PM) Are...   Sep 3 2008, 03:52 AM
||- - lyford   QUOTE (Greg Hullender @ Sep 2 2008, 08:52...   Sep 3 2008, 03:19 PM
|- - TheChemist   QUOTE (PDP8E @ Sep 2 2008, 09:43 PM) Eith...   Sep 2 2008, 10:33 PM
- - dvandorn   Leaving politics and funding issues aside, I think...   Sep 3 2008, 06:14 AM
- - Exploitcorporations   Great points from Doug and Wayne Hale's blog.....   Sep 3 2008, 07:58 AM
- - ilbasso   Is there a definition somewhere of how we are oper...   Sep 3 2008, 04:54 PM
- - djellison   ESA isn't politics (how can you draw an analog...   Sep 3 2008, 05:22 PM
|- - ilbasso   QUOTE (djellison @ Sep 3 2008, 01:22 PM) ...   Sep 3 2008, 08:32 PM
|- - djellison   QUOTE (ilbasso @ Sep 3 2008, 09:32 PM) Ma...   Sep 3 2008, 08:39 PM
|- - ElkGroveDan   QUOTE (ilbasso @ Sep 3 2008, 01:32 PM) Ma...   Sep 3 2008, 09:06 PM
- - ElkGroveDan   If you aren't sure, it's probably best to ...   Sep 3 2008, 05:26 PM
|- - climber   QUOTE (ElkGroveDan @ Sep 3 2008, 07:26 PM...   Sep 3 2008, 07:13 PM
- - nprev   Speaking absolutely apolitically, there seem to be...   Sep 4 2008, 08:03 AM
- - ilbasso   Last word on the subject, I promise, but I found t...   Sep 4 2008, 12:02 PM


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