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Originally posted by dragonridr
reply to post by Chovy
NASA is already retiring the space shuttles as they say there history.NASA started down an unrealistic path they see that now and are correcting decades long mistake. Original idea was to build a launch platform in earths orbit and shuttle people back and forth from there allowing us to explore the solar system. The concept was good but not practical so now were going back to rockets.Had we continued along this line who knows where we would be right now.Most likely would have colonized the moon by now but mistakes happen.