Skip to comments.Space Shuttle Program Officially Retired, Millions of Gallons of Fuel to Be Saved!(Greenie Alert!)
Posted on 07/27/2011 7:18:20 AM PDT by massmike
Space Shuttle Atlantis made its final landing today at the Kennedy Space Center in Orlando, Florida officially marking the end of NASAs 30 year-long space shuttle program that included 5 vessels, 135 missions and millions of gallons of fuel.
We are sad to see the space shuttle go it is endlessly amusing to watch people float in zero-gravity but we are a little relieved to know that the blast of emissions from each shuttle launch will no longer be spewing into the atmosphere adding to the effects of global warming.
(Excerpt) Read more at inhabitat.com ...
‘millions of gallons of fuel”
An understatement of galactic proportions.
Ooops. All those millions of gallons of fuel that NASA won’t need?
Being diverted to Air Force One.
Moochie and co. needs another vacation.
Well, thank goodness. Now, maybe the gas station down the street will remove the red plastic bag from the Liquid Oxygen pump nozzle.
So how is that solar powered launch vehicle coming along?
Don’t forget the muther frappin’ ozone hole! Oh wait, that is SOOOOOOO 1980’s!
Idiot watermelons! (Watermelons= Green on the outside, RED on the inside.)
Hmmmm, wonder if the members if inhabitat got all Fs in their science courses or did they cheat enough to scrape out some D minuses.
I’ll file this article under the heading: “When the ignorant tell what they know”.
We've lost control over the space station and in essence outer space.
Their idea of science is a bong.
Are you for real?-Rocket fuel is made up of liiquid hydrogen and liguid oxygen ...this doesn’t burn like petrochemicals which produce mainly carbon monoxide and contribute to carbon pollution.Instead ,rocket fuel burns cleanly producing H20 (water vapour)which is NOT a pollutant.
So where do you get off by saying the space shuttle causes global warming?You are no better than polititians who spout on about climate change in one sentance and in their next sentence start talking about
“Settled science” (The complete contradictory).
You should more concerned about the emissions this clown spews into the atmosphere.
When we get the communist out of the government, we will be back in space bigger and better than ever! They will not be able to crush the American Spirit! The Spirit of The Lord...we win...you traitors!!!
“Rocket fuel is made up of liiquid hydrogen and liguid oxygen ...this doesnt burn like petrochemicals which produce mainly carbon monoxide and contribute to carbon pollution.”
The shuttles main engines (integral to the shuttle) are liquid hydrogen / liquid oxygen fueled. So you’re right about that.
The solid boosters, on the other hand, burned Ammonium Perchlorate Composite Propellant (APCP), which is fairly dirty stuff. I’m glad to see them retired, really. However, they didn’t produce much CO2 at all, for whatever that’s worth.
The irony regarding this article is that SpaceX is going to take over a good deal of the heavy lift rocketry business in the absence of the shuttle, and its designs are powered by kerosene and LO2. So, the retirement of the space shuttles in fact means MORE, not less, fossil fuel will be burned getting material into earth orbit, generating lots of nice plant food (CO2).
Like many environuts, the one who wrote this article is clueless.
Shuttle burns hydrogen (and generates water — an awful greenhouse gas). AF 1 uses kerosene.
Meanwhile... due to idiots and communists in our government... we can no longer put a man in space... for the first time in 50 years... we have to pay communists to allow us to PAY for a ride on their rockets.
When do we get to start bitch slapping these assclowns when we see them out on the street?
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