Shuttle launch delayed

Discussion in 'Off The Beaten Track' started by Aceon6, Apr 29, 2011.

  1. Aceon6

    Aceon6 Get off my lawn

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    From CNN "The scheduled launch of the space shuttle Endeavour has been delayed for at least 48 hours, NASA said Friday. "
     
  2. milanessa

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    Now they're saying 72 hours.
     
  3. Peaches LaTour

    Peaches LaTour Well-Known Member

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    We will watch it with sadness in our hearts - we saw her launch at the Space Center in the 1990's.

    I hate that the Shuttle Program is coming to an end. :(
     
  4. BigB08822

    BigB08822 Well-Known Member

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    I've been hearing this is the last shuttle launch. What does that mean? We are no longer going into space? Is that wise? Are we going to rely on unmanned satellites and such?
     
  5. Norlite

    Norlite Well-Known Member

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    It's the second last. The last is scheduled for June 28th. The USA and Canada (CSA is partnered with NASA) will still continue to send astronauts to the International Space Station but they'll hitch rides with Russia.

    NASA's next generation space craft won't be ready for at least another 15 or 20 years.
     
  6. Aceon6

    Aceon6 Get off my lawn

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    Per NASA, the possibility of Monday is off the table. No new date announced.