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ISS is commin down

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posted on Aug, 17 2009 @ 05:13 PM
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ISS is commin down


www.washingtonpost.com

Circling the Earth every 90 minutes, [the ISS] often passes over North America and is visible from the ground when night has fallen but the station, up high, is still bathed in sunlight.

After more than a decade of construction, it is nearing completion and finally has a full crew of six astronauts. The last components should be installed by the end of next year.

And then?

"In the first quarter of 2016, we'll prep and de-orbit the spacecraft"
(visit the link for the full news article)




posted on Aug, 17 2009 @ 05:13 PM
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I searched and could not find this topic elsewhere, so forgive me if this is a repeat.

I heard about this last week, and couldn't believe my ears. Why would we waste all of this previous time and effort on something we were just going to shoot down in the end? I figured we would use it as a 'mid-point' to the moon until we have a base established there. This just baffles me. Anyone else's thoughts?

www.washingtonpost.com
(visit the link for the full news article)



posted on Aug, 17 2009 @ 05:28 PM
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Recent thread on topic:

NASA to junk space station in 2016

Thanks for sharing.



posted on Aug, 17 2009 @ 05:47 PM
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this makes me disappointing. i thought that it would be up there at least for 10 years after completion. the space station is so advanced and so expensive it pains me to hear about it.

time to save all the nasa STS-127 EVA highlists.



posted on Aug, 17 2009 @ 06:25 PM
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the space station is just the public white horse so to speak for something else that is facing this world as a whole , most likely implementing technology to destroy or deflect an asteroid



posted on Aug, 17 2009 @ 06:33 PM
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To me, that just means it will go out of orbit.

Which way will it go? I didn't read the article so ignore if it is going to drop from the heavens. Why not send it out instead of letting it fall.

The clemintine, supposedly useless, is comming back on a fly by.



posted on Aug, 17 2009 @ 07:12 PM
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Maybe they are building it to travel across space or visit our other planets for further research?



posted on Aug, 17 2009 @ 10:11 PM
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Thanks jkrog! Ill try to look harder next time.


reply to post by win 52
 


Basically they will not shoot it down, instead they will slowly make the station veer off course, into a collision course with Earth. Love to see our hard earned money go to waste.



posted on Aug, 18 2009 @ 12:01 AM
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Ion engines should be attached to send it to the edge of the universe.
What.
Chop it up an send it plunging down.
No.



posted on Aug, 18 2009 @ 12:33 AM
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Originally posted by win 52
To me, that just means it will go out of orbit.

De-orbit means they will do the same thing they did to sky lab.

One thing you can count on the military and space program to do
is blow billions of dollars and then destroy what they spent
billions on and do it again, and again....

In the mean time, us mere worker caste lose 19 million homes,
and we can live in tents while the exalted ones can blow billions
on tin cans in space.

Yes, ppl were loaned money that had no business getting a loan,
that was dumb and they need to stop it.

Until we get Terra Firma working 100% in one country we need to
put the space programs on hold, and cut the billions spent on
military expenditures that do not directly support the troops.

And as for the troops, it is time for Iraq to play policeman in Iraq,
we have done our job there and it has cost us trillions.

For the democracy crowd chanters why don't we help Aung San Suu Kyi
in Myanmar, or the ppl being slaughtered in the Sudan.

Because we don't give a damn about democracy in other countries.

The UN is a bunch of crooked lying corporate shills for sale for
the highest dollar, they are little more than political whores.

Oil for food scandal anyone ?

I am betting it is the tip of the iceberg.



[edit on 18-8-2009 by Ex_MislTech]



posted on Aug, 18 2009 @ 02:43 AM
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If you were under the impression that the ISS would be up there for a very long time then I think you were under the wrong impression to begin with. By 2016 it will of achieved its mission. Space Stations Decay, they get hit with micrometeorites, and they slowly get fatigued - it costs money to repair these things. Are we going to stick in LEO or move on?


Because we don't give a damn about democracy in other countries.


And Iraq and Afghanistan are what? They took out ruling dictator governments and installed democracy, and I cannot say they are succeeding, either. It is not our job to police the world. How can you be for spending trillions of dollars policing the world, against all military expenditures minus the ones directly in support the troops, and also against about 20 billion dollars NASA gets? That is a very dangerous viewpoint.


The UN is a bunch of crooked lying corporate shills for sale for
the highest dollar, they are little more than political whores.


And this has what to do with NASA?


Until we get Terra Firma working 100% in one country we need to
put the space programs on hold, and cut the billions spent on
military expenditures that do not directly support the troops.

Nothing will ever be 100% in one country. The space programme is designed to discover and invent things, one of the goals is the commercialization of space, which is beginning to happen. Military expenditures (Minus the empires) are designed to be in the support of the troops?

[edit on 18/8/2009 by C0bzz]



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