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Shuttle launch today

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by Starman, Jul 1, 2006.

  1. Starman

    Starman Well-Known Member

    Against recommendation of some NASA safety personnel.

    If there's an accident, is it the end of the manned space program?

    They've already decided to scrap the shuttle program in 2010, and another accident would mean a couple years of investigation and renovations, etc etc. which would carry them up to about 2009, plus the Bush administration is not wildly enthusiastic about space anyway.

    Another shuttle goes down, they pull the plug on the whole deal.
  2. heyabbott

    heyabbott Well-Known Member

    Setbacks in the space program are only opportunites for Hailburton to make money
  3. Monday Morning Sportswriter

    Monday Morning Sportswriter Well-Known Member

    Some safety people are always going to have concerns. Heck, it's a flying bomb, I'd have concerns, too.

    Godspeed to the crew and those who watch over it.
  4. Bubba Fett

    Bubba Fett Active Member

  5. patchs

    patchs Active Member

    I'm watching it on HD.Net and it is amazing in HD.
    Thank you, Mark Cuban.
  6. Why are we even spending billions to go into space anymore? We beat the Commies to the moon...
  7. Pilot

    Pilot Well-Known Member

    I can't answer that question, but I'm still all about spending money on it. I guess I never got over wanting to be an astronaut.

    Also, Bush's admin is against going to space? I thought he was all for it with the go-to-Mars thing?
  8. imjustagirl2

    imjustagirl2 New Member

    I thought it was on hold? Are they still doing it? Isn't launch in like four minutes?
  9. Football_Bat

    Football_Bat Well-Known Member

    I just put it on ABC; they are still showing golf.
  10. Football_Bat

    Football_Bat Well-Known Member

    Launch postponed to 3:26 p.m. EDT tomorrow (Sunday.)

    Back to World Cup.
  11. DyePack

    DyePack New Member

    The "go forward at all costs" mentality has pervaded NASA. Safety takes a back seat to launching.

    The whole program is an ox waiting to be gored.
  12. imjustagirl2

    imjustagirl2 New Member

    Um, except they didn't launch?
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