|04-13-2005, 02:31 AM||#1|
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Virginia Tech
Michael Griffin, on a fast track for confirmation as NASA's next administrator, vowed today to complete the international space station, shorten the time needed to develop a replacement for the space shuttle and to revisit the possibility of a shuttle repair mission to the Hubble Space Telescope.
sounds good. I think this is the first nasa admin in a while with a background in engineering.
"The decision not to execute the planned shuttle servicing mission was made in the immediate aftermath of the loss of Columbia. When we return to flight, it will be with essentially a new vehicle, which will have a new risk analysis associated with it and so on and so forth. "
well said... maybe this guy has some sense, or maybe hes all talk, guess we will find out. at least hes opened up some options that werent thier before
|04-13-2005, 05:04 AM||#2|
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Washington State, USA
As I've mentioned elswhere, I just got my PopSci, and they've got a great (and somewhat pessimistic) article on the return of the Space Shuttle. I have a feeling that the PopSci people would strongly agree with the admin's "new vehicle" idea. Just another great read I thought I'd add.
Note: The above statement is probably an educated guess, derived from much forum reading, IRC chatting, general curiosity, etc. Use at your own risk.
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