|Quoting SATL382G (reply 4):|
Russian equipment does not have the lift capacity to finish the station. ISS equipment was designed for shuttle launch. So you've got to have shuttle to finish it.
|Quoting SATL382G (reply 1):|
NASA should finish ISS with shuttle and then send shuttle to the Smithsonian. Press on with CEV or whatever the next gen manned spacecraft is going to be... Just make sure to incorporate crew escape and a robust thermal protection system.
|Quoting SATL382G (Reply 1):|
IMHO they should have returned to flight as soon as they fixed the ET. They are trying to make the thing risk-free and it will never be so.
|Quoting Cloudy (Reply 12):|
If the shuttle is to be replaced, these people will accept nothing less than a vehicle at least equally capable and expensive to operate.
|Quoting SATL382G (Reply 16):|
How are you buying your tickets? The website is sort of vague? Do you have to purchase at KSC or can you call - internet?
|Quoting UAalltheway (Reply 20):|
20 bucks says the shuttle won't be up by May 15th.
|Quoting SATL382G (Reply 22):|
Has NASA TV ever covered the entire rollout to the pad before as they did today? Dry viewing yes, but never having seen the whole procedure....
Military Aircraft Every type from fighters to helicopters from air forces around the globe
Classic Airliners Props and jets from the good old days
Flight Decks Views from inside the cockpit
Aircraft Cabins Passenger cabin shots showing seat arrangements as well as cargo aircraft interior
Cargo Aircraft Pictures of great freighter aircraft
Government Aircraft Aircraft flying government officials
Helicopters Our large helicopter section. Both military and civil versions
Blimps / Airships Everything from the Goodyear blimp to the Zeppelin
Night Photos Beautiful shots taken while the sun is below the horizon
Accidents Accident, incident and crash related photos
Air to Air Photos taken by airborne photographers of airborne aircraft
Special Paint Schemes Aircraft painted in beautiful and original liveries
Airport Overviews Airport overviews from the air or ground
Tails and Winglets Tail and Winglet closeups with beautiful airline logos