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NASA's Most Dangerous Mission Ever, set for tomorrow 5/11/09- being stranded in space possible

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posted on May, 12 2009 @ 01:20 AM
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It makes a lot of sense for them to repair Hubble, considering that many scientists regard Hubble as the most efficient telescope ever created, we do need it and the amount of data it have given the scientific community is extraordinary large.

We learn so much about distant galaxies and our own solar system, to say that we have so much problems down here that we should solve first is ridiculous, just because we have other issues in other countries we should cease all research about everything else? Makes no sense what so ever.

Hubble is also so much more efficient than ground based telescopes that has to look through our atmosphere but ground based telescopes are becoming better and better and will soon be able to replace Hubble, but for now Hubble is probably one of the best ones, and that is why it is so important. More specialised space telescopes are also on the horizon and will soon replace Hubble. But after the repair Hubble will have at least 5-10 years more and we should be thankful for that.

What the astronomers want to research more about when Hubbles camera is upgraded is how stars develops and how the most distant galaxies are formed. But they also want to learn more about dark matter and dark energies.

Nasa actually wanted to cancel the last repair mission back in 2003 after the Columbia catastrophy but protests from scientists, politicans and the public community lead to them changing their minds.

It's gonna be astrophysicist John Grunsfeld who does the repairing and this is going be his third time repairing Hubble.

There's nothing odd about this mission people, yes be sceptical to everything it is healthy but please have some faith in todays scientific community and that includes Nasa.




posted on May, 12 2009 @ 01:59 AM
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Now that I think about it it is kinda weird they're risking lives and spending tons of money to fix it rather than just let it be and build a new one maybe theres important pictures on there they need to recover cuz their sending parts are broken or something



posted on May, 12 2009 @ 02:10 AM
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Is this the kind of debris that they will be surrounded by?


Google Video Link



posted on May, 12 2009 @ 02:11 AM
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oops ignore that. did it wrong



posted on May, 12 2009 @ 03:58 AM
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Originally posted by wassy
Now that I think about it it is kinda weird they're risking lives and spending tons of money to fix it rather than just let it be and build a new one maybe theres important pictures on there they need to recover cuz their sending parts are broken or something


Or maybe its the fact that it cost billions to build and get up there. And would cost the same to replace. Or a lot less than that to repair it?



posted on May, 12 2009 @ 03:59 AM
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UFO filmed during launch... Also seen a few other clips containing "UFO's" from the live broadcast.




posted on May, 12 2009 @ 06:13 AM
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posted on May, 12 2009 @ 07:29 AM
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Very good Star for YOU! I saw the UFO's in the background - funny how after they happened NASA then switched to a view inside the control center and no longer did a live shot of the shuttle.

Glad someone had recorded it!



posted on May, 12 2009 @ 10:04 AM
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This is exciting! But things surely don't move fast in space haha.



posted on May, 12 2009 @ 11:04 AM
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I just wish there was some way to get the live feed. We all know there is a delay and the control room cuts to stupid stuff when something shows up in the feed. Busturds!

I so hope that one day something so big, so huge happens they cannot cover it, I know I know....that is what we are all hoping for.



posted on May, 12 2009 @ 11:56 AM
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Makes me wonder if NASA's claims is nothing less then another propaganda scheme to suck up more money!

[edit on 12-5-2009 by Beowolfs]



posted on May, 12 2009 @ 01:43 PM
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Originally posted by redhead57
I just wish there was some way to get the live feed. We all know there is a delay and the control room cuts to stupid stuff when something shows up in the feed. Busturds!

First of all, due to the orbit of the shuttle they do not always have enough of a link to provide a TV signal for every orbit at all times. Secondly, NASA TV is as live as you can get if you see it on TV and not online. Lastly, they're always cycling through the control room, monitor, and space cameras, regardless of whether there's anything visible you personally consider suspicious or not. They halt the cycling and tend to leave it on space imagery during spacewalks, however, as long as they have a link available that can support a TV signal.

[edit on 12-5-2009 by ngchunter]



posted on May, 12 2009 @ 06:43 PM
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This forum is becoming joke, why do we acknowledge mediocre accomplishments with grand statements. Lets put things into perspective here, this mission is mildly more dangerous than any other STS mission.

1. The ISS is ina LEO low Earth orbit of about 200 - 250 miles.
2. The Hubble is mereley another 250 - 300 miles further out.

Nasa now pretty much always has another shuttle on standby for any STS mission, that this is being made out as some deep space dagerous mission is laughable.

Consider most GPS are in a MEO medium earth orbit of about 15,000 miles, and some satelites are out as far as 30,000 miles, these are what I would call deep space missions.

Dont get me wrong I think its a great thing that Nasa has extended the lifespan of the Hubble but our lack of advancement on tha past 40 years is pathetic.

We took one giant leap in the 1960's and since then we have been taking backwards tippy toes ever since, we should be ashamed as a race on sentient beings at our lack of advancement into the greater realms of space.

We have nothing to celebrate as humanity over the past 40 yrs, the early astronauts of the 50's - 70's has courage and vision that far exceeds our current NASA officials could even hope to mirror.



posted on May, 12 2009 @ 06:51 PM
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Weren't the missions to the moon more dangerous.... dangerous yes, most dangerous...mmmm



posted on May, 12 2009 @ 06:52 PM
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There's actually a simple answer.
The astronauts are going to be performing, I believe 5 space walks to update and repair hubble one last time.

The aging shuttles fleet is having more and more problems so the precaution to have a 2nd shuttle on the launch pad is the responsible thing to do.

Plus there is now massive amounts of space junk that could damage the shuttle.

[edit on 12-5-2009 by jfj123]



posted on May, 12 2009 @ 07:41 PM
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from NeonStar

This forum is becoming joke, why do we acknowledge mediocre accomplishments with grand statements. Lets put things into perspective here, this mission is mildly more dangerous than any other STS mission.


Excuse me - but no one here in this forum made up the title - this is what NASA has said and all the MSM are saying. So, please write NASA and tell them, they are a joke - you don't need to say that to us, because all of us are just discussing the "joke" that NASA has stated!

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Please read the above comment as it applies to your statement also.


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posted on May, 12 2009 @ 08:41 PM
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Or is that the real mission.



posted on May, 12 2009 @ 08:54 PM
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Here is a picture and a link to a NASA site where they show the damaged heat shield




www.nasa.gov...



[edit on 12-5-2009 by Max_TO]



posted on May, 12 2009 @ 09:18 PM
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Hey everyone, new official member here, just been reading around the site for a while now and decided to get a bit more involved, so first, just wanna say "Hello" ;-)

I'm just curious to how much this whole ordeal costs - the parts and repairs to hubble, the cost of the launch, and possible 2nd launch if needed...did someone say in the Billions? Maybe this is a dumb question, but where do they get all that money?



posted on May, 12 2009 @ 09:41 PM
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Originally posted by P1DrummerBoy
Hey everyone, new official member here, just been reading around the site for a while now and decided to get a bit more involved, so first, just wanna say "Hello" ;-)

I'm just curious to how much this whole ordeal costs - the parts and repairs to hubble, the cost of the launch, and possible 2nd launch if needed...did someone say in the Billions? Maybe this is a dumb question, but where do they get all that money?


Taxes and from the private sector. Next to the military, NASA is ranked No2 as far as National Security is concerned, without them nothing goes up. So if and when ever you hear about NASA going broke or closing, its all a lie or there about to upgrade its role and dazzle the planet with new technology.

In closing NASA is the Government and the Government is NASA.



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