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Space Shuttle Program Officially Retired, Millions of Gallons of Fuel to Be Saved!(Greenie Alert!)
http://inhabitat.com ^ | 07/27/2011 | Brit Liggett

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 NASA’s 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 ...


TOPICS: Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: globalwarming; spaceshuttle

1 posted on 07/27/2011 7:18:23 AM PDT by massmike
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To: massmike

‘millions of gallons of fuel”

An understatement of galactic proportions.


2 posted on 07/27/2011 7:21:10 AM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: massmike

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.


3 posted on 07/27/2011 7:22:42 AM PDT by Responsibility2nd (The views and opinions expressed in this post are true and correct. Deal with it)
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To: massmike

Well, thank goodness. Now, maybe the gas station down the street will remove the red plastic bag from the Liquid Oxygen pump nozzle.


4 posted on 07/27/2011 7:23:07 AM PDT by Charles Martel (Endeavor to persevere...)
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To: massmike

So how is that solar powered launch vehicle coming along?


5 posted on 07/27/2011 7:24:25 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: massmike

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.)


6 posted on 07/27/2011 7:25:13 AM PDT by Mr. Jazzy (The United States Marine Corps, your greatest friend or your worst enemy. YOU choose.)
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To: massmike

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.


7 posted on 07/27/2011 7:28:21 AM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: massmike

I’ll file this article under the heading: “When the ignorant tell what they know”.


8 posted on 07/27/2011 7:29:08 AM PDT by WayneS (Enlightened statesmen will not always be at the helm. -- James Madison)
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To: massmike
Forget the gas savings, the question is, "Who's minding the store in the space station? What happens if the Russians decide they don't want us to go along for the ride?"

We've lost control over the space station and in essence outer space.

9 posted on 07/27/2011 7:34:25 AM PDT by stars & stripes forever ( Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord.)
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To: Da Coyote

Their idea of science is a bong.


10 posted on 07/27/2011 7:34:29 AM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: driftdiver

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).


11 posted on 07/27/2011 7:35:16 AM PDT by cavador ("Self determination is not a malfunction"!(Harkness;Fallout 3 Rivet City 2077))
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To: cavador
Rocket fuel is made up of liiquid hydrogen and liguid oxygen

Those are two of the main ingredients but there is a lot more to rocket fuel than hydrogen and oxygen. There are also things like peroxide and aluminum oxides. In any case, the pollution produced by a rocket launch is negligible.
12 posted on 07/27/2011 7:41:49 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: massmike
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.

You should more concerned about the emissions this clown spews into the atmosphere.


13 posted on 07/27/2011 7:42:28 AM PDT by Malone LaVeigh
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To: massmike

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!!!


14 posted on 07/27/2011 7:42:45 AM PDT by astratt7 (obama,muslim,politics)
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To: KevinDavis; steelyourfaith

Ping.


15 posted on 07/27/2011 7:43:58 AM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four fried chickens and a coke)
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To: cavador

“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.”

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.


16 posted on 07/27/2011 7:46:40 AM PDT by PreciousLiberty
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To: Responsibility2nd

Shuttle burns hydrogen (and generates water — an awful greenhouse gas). AF 1 uses kerosene.


17 posted on 07/27/2011 7:47:52 AM PDT by NonZeroSum
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To: Army Air Corps; Carlucci; Little Bill; Desdemona; Nipfan; carolinablonde; marvlus; DollyCali; ...
The über-loon-left never fails to amuse.
Thanx for the ping Army Air Corps !

 


Beam me to Planet Gore !

18 posted on 07/27/2011 7:47:56 AM PDT by steelyourfaith (If it's "green" ... it's crap !!!)
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To: massmike

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.

LLS


19 posted on 07/27/2011 7:51:35 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer ("GIVE ME LIBERTY OR GIVE ME DEATH"! I choose LIBERTY and PALIN!)
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To: massmike; SpinnerWebb

When do we get to start bitch slapping these assclowns when we see them out on the street?


20 posted on 07/27/2011 7:52:04 AM PDT by tx_eggman (Liberalism is only possible in that moment when a man chooses Barabas over Christ.)
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To: cavador
Are you for real?-

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.

21 posted on 07/27/2011 7:53:54 AM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: massmike
Fortunately, there are quite a few teams already studying alternatives like solar wind sails, nuclear powered rockets, hydrogen powered space planes and vessels that would harvest gas from Uranus to travel.

LOL

22 posted on 07/27/2011 8:00:17 AM PDT by Mr.Unique (The last thing I want to do is hurt you. But it's still on the list.)
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To: massmike
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.

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 ...

23 posted on 07/27/2011 8:04:36 AM PDT by bassmaner (Hey commies: I am a white male, and I am guilty of NOTHING! Sell your 'white guilt' elsewhere.)
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To: Mr.Unique

AFRL has already made fuel from grass, flowers, etc. The question is ramping up production.


24 posted on 07/27/2011 8:06:11 AM PDT by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto.)
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To: Mr. Jazzy
Don’t forget the muther frappin’ ozone hole! Oh wait, that is SOOOOOOO 1980’s!

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.

25 posted on 07/27/2011 8:18:55 AM PDT by N. Theknow (Obama and the Dems - The flash mob raiding the Treasury.)
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To: stars & stripes forever
Forget the gas savings, the question is, "Who's minding the store in the space station? What happens if the Russians decide they don't want us to go along for the ride?"

The horrors! The Russians will have sole access to the study of the growth of alfalfa sprouts in micro-gee environments.

26 posted on 07/27/2011 8:35:12 AM PDT by whd23 (Every time a link is de-blogged an angel gets its wings.)
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To: whd23

Its about more than alfalfa sprouts. Its dishonest to even imply that is the extent of the work being done and things being learned.


27 posted on 07/27/2011 9:14:54 AM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: driftdiver
You're right. I completely downplayed the importance of the study of Growth and Survival of Colored Fungi in Space or the Earth Knowledge Acquired by Middle School Students or the all-important Biomedical Analyses of Human Hair Exposed to a Long-term Space Flight .
28 posted on 07/27/2011 9:37:09 AM PDT by whd23 (Every time a link is de-blogged an angel gets its wings.)
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To: PreciousLiberty

Yea, but it is not coal or nuclear so it is ok.


29 posted on 07/27/2011 9:43:21 AM PDT by mad_as_he$$ (De Oppresso libre!)
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To: massmike

Success Rate:

NASA makes 5 Shuttles, finishes with 3.

” 60%, Not Bad!! “


30 posted on 07/27/2011 9:51:14 AM PDT by Nabber
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To: Nabber
I'd be generous and give them a half-credit for Enterprise. It wasn't space-capable, but could have been upgraded.

It's just depressing - Wikipedia already has everything about the program referenced in the past tense.

31 posted on 07/27/2011 10:08:11 AM PDT by Charles Martel (Endeavor to persevere...)
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To: WayneS

“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!


32 posted on 07/27/2011 10:08:49 AM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: whd23
...not to mention the zero-gravity ant farms.

.

"And I, for one, welcome our new insect overlords"

-- Kent Brockman, "Newsman"

33 posted on 07/27/2011 11:39:07 AM PDT by WayneS (Enlightened statesmen will not always be at the helm. -- James Madison)
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To: massmike

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.


34 posted on 07/27/2011 11:43:16 AM PDT by Harley (Will Rogers never met Harry Reid.)
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To: driftdiver

“Where did I say the space shuttle causes global warming, whatever that is.”

You quoted=
“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.”


35 posted on 07/28/2011 4:13:43 AM PDT by cavador ("Self determination is not a malfunction"!(Harkness;Fallout 3 Rivet City 2077))
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To: cavador

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.


36 posted on 07/28/2011 4:31:57 AM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: driftdiver

I told you what you said....If you can’t read your own comment ,then go figure....


37 posted on 08/01/2011 2:39:06 AM PDT by cavador ("Self determination is not a malfunction"!(Harkness;Fallout 3 Rivet City 2077))
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To: cavador

It was a quote from the article ya bozo. A regular rocket scientist you are.


38 posted on 08/01/2011 7:41:13 AM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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