posted on Jun, 24 2004 @ 02:03 PM
In my opinion this only highlights the increased priority to resume shuttle operations. The ISS unfortunately cannot rely upon itself nor Soyuz craft
for all of their supplies and repairs. The fact that most of the space suits on board don't even operate is shocking enough. I feel these
suspensions in the wake of shuttle operations severly hamper and kill interest in space travel. When an airliner say a 737 goes down, the FAA does not
suspend all 737 travel for months to years at at time. Life will go on and unless there exists one insurmountable error in all shuttle craft that will
produce in flight failure, shuttle flights should as well.