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SCI/TECH: Soyuz May Be Only Transport for Future ISS Crews

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posted on Jan, 30 2004 @ 08:30 AM
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HOUSTON -- NASA wants to use the Space Shuttles primarily for constructing and supplying the space station, not for transporting ISS crews.
 

NASA is reviewing the 24 missions on the shuttle's schedule and considering changes necessary to meet President Bush's order to finish the station and retire the shuttles by 2010, the officials told SPACE.com and Florida Today.

The change also would free seats for shuttle astronauts needed to perform added safety tasks, such as the heat shield inspections mandated after last year's Columbia accident.

Source: Space.com

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[Edited on 30-1-2004 by Zion Mainframe]




posted on Jan, 30 2004 @ 10:20 AM
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Old school baby!Not as dramatic as a shuttle launch but it's got one up on the ol' shuttle,a crew escape system.





 
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