posted on Nov, 1 2004 @ 12:03 AM
Take those resource intensive, out dated, flying money pits out of service asap.
How many more have to break and then "waste" billions of dollars & many years on repairing/ re inventing parts for the shuttles?
I think this goes beyond preserving human life / making it safe for astronauts / protecting remaining assets etc....
They were an awesome vehicle and still are, I suppose, but they have serviced us well and now its time for newer and better. As the saying goes All
good things must come to an end! The end should have been with Columbia. Its seems 3 steps back and .5 forward by RTF.
However, I am sure there is a good reason to keep beating these dead horses - its a good way to 're allocate' funds...
Perhaps there is a retro thang goin on at NASA we don't know about?
Plus has anyone asked what the poor astronauts want? They essentially are the end user for NASA/JPL/....