posted on Aug, 4 2005 @ 08:44 AM
in the last stage landing maneuvres they use both autopilot and manual, only autopilot dont bring to home the shuttle
i think that the problem of the human lives can be solved , use the soyus capsules (how many are 1-2???),but you know the national pride is involved,
the real problem is what you will do with the discovery, it can be fixed in the space???
now that if the discovery is in real trouble, but perhaps the problems are overated and then come the politics, "if we have another problem, the
public opinion will eat me alive"
but i realy dont know the situation, i think that in the end the astronauts will land alive, the discovery wont have problems, and will be a looot of
tv shows and magazine reports of how "brave" and "glorious" are the astronauts, etc, etc
[edit on 4-8-2005 by grunt2]