Space ShuttleHonestly, NASA is having tunnel vision. They are just focusing on foam. What about other issues that could arise and cause the shuttle to perish?

After seeing that foam falling from the external fuel tank on Discovery’s launch, NASA has scrubbed all further launches of the space shuttle indefinitely. The Shuttle Atlantis was scheduled for launch in September. Please see this MSNBC article.

Personally, I would like to see a new craft be built. The shuttle program is 30 years old and needs a face lift. There are now only two shuttles left. What happens if another incedent occurs? That would leave one shuttle. It takes months to prepare a shuttle for launch and that would greatly decrease the frequency of space travel.

Point: We need new technology.


4 Responses to NASA

  1. Jay says:

    The shuttle expires in 2010. After 2010 there will be a new craft in use to transport man into space

  2. Ben says:

    If another incident occurs — it’s the end of the program. We ought to pair up with the Russians and use their Soyuz.

  3. Jay says:

    The last thing I’d like to do is to pair up with the Russians!!! The only bright Idea they could ever have would be if they decided to strap Tobin to a satellite and send him to the Sun. Anyway….. Do we really need NASA??? I think Nasa is a waste of time and government funds. Here’s an idea!!! Why don’t we sell advertisement space on the shuttles so you could have the 1-800-54-GIANT Shuttle?

  4. Ben says:

    “Do we really need NASA?”

    YES! We need to explore for the purpose of Science.

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