NASA, in trouble? Debris from 'Atlantis' 19 replies

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The Joelteon7

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#1 10 years ago

'Breaking news' when I put the TV on a few minutes ago.

The space shuttle 'Atlantis' has been reported to have 'at least' three pieces of debris fall from the ship (guessed from the fuel tanker) after launch.

There are few details, at the moment, but the fleet of current space shuttle is due to retire in 2010. This is the first major launch after the destruction of the Columbia upon re-entry a few years back. Hopefully the same accident won't occur again.

The shuttle is taking up a module from Europe to be added to the construction of the International Space Station. With the fleet of NASA shuttles to be retired soon, the objective is to have the station complete before retirement to avoid further issues.

I thought you might be interested in hearing about this. Thoughts?

[Update]

NASA have officially said that the debris was nothing more than the usual shedding of 'ice and debris'. As expected then?




Psychokenesis

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#2 10 years ago

This isn't the first major launch after the loss of Columbia there has been at least 7 or 8 launches previously..

Falling foam is typical the question is was the Atlantis damaged.




The Joelteon7

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#3 10 years ago

I thought the previous launches weren't as pivotal for misson completion as this one, hence the newscasters using 'major'...I dunno. I don't have the news at my finger tips.




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#4 10 years ago
The Joelteon7;4202698I dunno. I don't have the news at my finger tips.

What, you don't have an Internet connection? =p




*The.Doctor

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#5 10 years ago
There are few details, at the moment, but the fleet of current space shuttle is due to retire in 2010.

Those shuttle should have been retired years ago. The Atlantis is 23 years old FFS, while it may not sound that old, thats a long time for a ship that has to go through multiple blastoffs and re-entrys. Surely in 23 years they could have come up with a better, updated design?




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#6 10 years ago
Apollo75;4202921 Surely in 23 years they could have come up with a better, updated design?

do you think that the US goverment will seriously spend thousands of dollars for a new rocket design? there probably finding some new tank or weapon design...




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#7 10 years ago
crisissuit3;4202929do you think that the US goverment will seriously spend thousands of dollars for a new rocket design? there probably finding some new tank or weapon design...

They should spend it on security with those crime rates.




Psychokenesis

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#8 10 years ago

Crime rate! You want crime rates to improve try giving a little of Muti hundred billion dollar defense budget to Education and stop trying to squeeze it out of Nasa who's hooking you up with cable TV and internt...

How bout that....:rolleyes:




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#9 10 years ago

Saquist;4203064Crime rate! You want crime rates to improve try giving a little of Muti hundred billion dollar defense budget to Education and stop trying to squeeze it out of Nasa who's hooking you up with cable TV and internt...

How bout that....:rolleyes:

Ha, yes please.




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#10 10 years ago

I seriously think we can and should cut some US NAvy and US Air Force budget. I dont care what anyone says again, but we are VERY VERY Strong in those areas and dont need to advance sooo fast because are technology is so good it doesnt age as fast....

A lot of these multi billion dollar projects for ships and air craft doesnt need to go on at the same time. Yes both branches are important bu too much money goes in them!!!




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