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TrogL Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-02-05 03:04 PM
Response to Reply #39
42. too heavy to move with the ISS's engines
and it would serve no useful purpose
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  -CBS: Shuttle To Be Repaired In Flight stopbush  Aug-01-05 06:49 PM   #0 
  - Looking more and more like we've got another Apollo 13 on our hands...  Chimpys_Last_Stand   Aug-01-05 06:52 PM   #1 
  - This is very frightening. I wish them the best. n/t  progressivebydesign   Aug-01-05 06:52 PM   #2 
  - Nothing to worry about, this was the plan all along.  jim3775   Aug-01-05 06:53 PM   #3 
  - Yep, we were "spun"  rocknation   Aug-01-05 07:02 PM   #6 
  - What was your primary source for shuttle info? The MSM?  jim3775   Aug-01-05 07:11 PM   #10 
     - The gap filler problem was not caused by the foam debris  LastDemocratInSC   Aug-01-05 08:22 PM   #15 
  - Don't they usually plan spacewalks for months in advance?  high density   Aug-02-05 12:04 AM   #20 
     - Sort of  Emperor_Norton_II   Aug-02-05 12:14 AM   #21 
  - To make a space program viable...........  CrownPrinceBandar   Aug-01-05 06:54 PM   #4 
  - I got flamed when I posted my "Now that the shuttle didn't blow up  stopbush   Aug-01-05 06:57 PM   #5 
  - I'm with you....'media spin' my eye...  Chimpys_Last_Stand   Aug-01-05 07:02 PM   #7 
  - One day, you will be able to call upon a AAA orbital service shuttle...  htuttle   Aug-01-05 07:04 PM   #8 
  - According to the NYT and several other reports i've read those inflight  chimpsrsmarter   Aug-01-05 07:09 PM   #9 
  - Not for tiles no, but this is different stuff...  Kagemusha   Aug-01-05 07:46 PM   #13 
  - Do people really believe this?  rfkrfk   Aug-01-05 07:37 PM   #11 
  - I believe it. I know what really happened...  jim3775   Aug-01-05 07:44 PM   #12 
  - So it's all Ok then??  Hardrada   Aug-01-05 09:05 PM   #17 
  - Engineers are not know for their senses of humor.  Bridget Burke   Aug-02-05 01:41 PM   #29 
  - I beleive  Moochy   Aug-02-05 02:25 PM   #41 
  - God I hope everything is going to be okay (nt)  DanCa   Aug-01-05 08:08 PM   #14 
  - When they get back, they should retire the shuttle immediatly.  Endangered Specie   Aug-01-05 08:39 PM   #16 
  - They should send the shuttle back with a minimum crew  daleo   Aug-01-05 09:05 PM   #18 
  - Why all this babble about the Russians?  Emperor_Norton_II   Aug-01-05 09:28 PM   #19 
     - The Russians said they could go in three flights  daleo   Aug-02-05 11:02 AM   #24 
     - Unmanned shuttle flights  Emperor_Norton_II   Aug-02-05 11:32 AM   #25 
        - That sounds like a rather strange oversight.  daleo   Aug-02-05 02:00 PM   #36 
           - Spot on.  Emperor_Norton_II   Aug-02-05 02:03 PM   #37 
     - You can guarantee that something won't happen to Atlantis on launch?  reprobate   Aug-02-05 01:17 PM   #27 
     - plus, I think we're now out of heavy lift rockets too  anotherdrew   Aug-02-05 01:49 PM   #32 
     - Can you guarantee that something won't happen to Soyuz on launch?  Emperor_Norton_II   Aug-02-05 01:51 PM   #33 
     - Lucky us !  nine30   Aug-02-05 01:54 PM   #35 
     - without all shuttles operational we're going to loose the ISS  anotherdrew   Aug-02-05 01:43 PM   #31 
        - We can maintain it, we just can't *finish* it.  Emperor_Norton_II   Aug-02-05 01:54 PM   #34 
           - the easiest way to finish the ISS --> just say, 'its finished'  rfkrfk   Aug-02-05 07:53 PM   #44 
  - kick  DeepModem Mom   Aug-02-05 08:00 AM   #22 
  - Watching complete coverage  PATRICK   Aug-02-05 08:19 AM   #23 
  - Breaking news!! Dubya to call the astronauts!  pimpbot   Aug-02-05 12:47 PM   #26 
     - Good thinking. Guess what W did this morning?  Gormy Cuss   Aug-02-05 02:19 PM   #40 
  - "yank out" ... is that the engineering term?  anotherdrew   Aug-02-05 01:38 PM   #28 
  - I wondered about that too.  daleo   Aug-02-05 02:09 PM   #38 
  - My recomendation is to dump the shuttle..  nine30   Aug-02-05 01:42 PM   #30 
  - why not leave it in orbit and attach it for good to the ISS  anotherdrew   Aug-02-05 02:12 PM   #39 
     - too heavy to move with the ISS's engines  TrogL   Aug-02-05 03:04 PM   #42 
        - true, but it wouldn't have to be attached, and it has it's own engines  anotherdrew   Aug-02-05 05:40 PM   #43 
  - A little bondo on the belly...  Javaman   Aug-02-05 08:22 PM   #45 

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