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?
poke poke, yep I'm real
So where do you get off by saying the space shuttle causes global warming?
Where did I say the space shuttle causes global warming, whatever that is.
You are no better than polititians who spout on about climate change in one sentance and in their next sentence start talking about
Why do you feel the need to throw personal attacks when you clearly have no idea where I stand? For you to base your weak understanding on the one line I've posted shows you are not a rational thinker but base your opinion on FEEEELINGS.
Have a nice day slick.
Where's the 'Not this sh!t again' guy when you need him? :-)
I wonder if this a$$clown is so concerned about greenhouse gases generated by Soyuz boosters blasting off from the Baikunor Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan ... for some reason, he's probably not so concerned about that. I wonder why ...
AFRL has already made fuel from grass, flowers, etc. The question is ramping up production.
When we lived in the Northeast, we used to put our dirty pots and pans out on the deck when it rained.
The acid rain always got them so nice and clean.
The horrors! The Russians will have sole access to the study of the growth of alfalfa sprouts in micro-gee environments.
Its about more than alfalfa sprouts. Its dishonest to even imply that is the extent of the work being done and things being learned.
Yea, but it is not coal or nuclear so it is ok.
NASA makes 5 Shuttles, finishes with 3.
” 60%, Not Bad!! “
It's just depressing - Wikipedia already has everything about the program referenced in the past tense.
“vessels that would harvest gas from Uranus to travel.”
Today, Myanus would be a great source of gas. Too much horseradish yesterday! Even put it on my poached eggs!
BTW; Every reply at the link is ripping the author a Nuanus!
"And I, for one, welcome our new insect overlords"
-- Kent Brockman, "Newsman"
Millions of gallons of fuel saved? When I read this I didn’t think of shuttle fuel, I thought about all the NASA workers that no longer have jobs and won’t be driving to work anymore. Thanks Obama. You really know how to ruin a country.
“Where did I say the space shuttle causes global warming, whatever that is.”
“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.”
No I quoted from the article “millions of gallons of fuel, a technique usually done to show the specific part of the article being referenced. It’s not done to show agreement.
So once again, where did I say the space shuttle causes global warming. Tell me which post.
I told you what you said....If you can’t read your own comment ,then go figure....
It was a quote from the article ya bozo. A regular rocket scientist you are.
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