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Astronauts Won’t Go To Space Until At Least 2021, NASA Inspector General Says
Cybercast News Service ^ | August 26, 2013 - 2:20 PM | Dennis M. Crowley

Posted on 08/26/2013 10:19:43 PM PDT by Olog-hai

Lack of money and testing delays mean NASA will not be able to send astronauts into orbit until at least 2021, according to a report released Aug. 15 by the NASA Office of Inspector General.

“NASA plans to delay delivery of several systems required to ‘human rate’ the Multi Purpose Crew Vehicle (MPCV), and as a result, the Agency does not expect the spacecraft to be available for crewed operations until at least 2021,” said Paul K. Martin, NASA’s inspector general.

Under current funding levels, astronauts will be limited to orbital missions, because the systems necessary for surface exploration have not been developed, NASA said. …

(Excerpt) Read more at cnsnews.com ...


TOPICS: Astronomy; Chit/Chat; Miscellaneous; Science
KEYWORDS: 2021; inspectorgeneral; mpcv; muslimoutreach; nasa; oig

1 posted on 08/26/2013 10:19:43 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

How long are the Russians going to fly us into space after we bomb Syria? Seems like an easy arrangement to end.


2 posted on 08/26/2013 10:21:49 PM PDT by Vince Ferrer
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To: Vince Ferrer

I thought NASA’s mission was changed to muslim outreach on planet earth.


3 posted on 08/26/2013 10:34:59 PM PDT by Sioux-san (riv)
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To: Olog-hai

WTF!


4 posted on 08/26/2013 10:35:55 PM PDT by Empireoftheatom48 (God help the Republic but will he?)
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To: Olog-hai
"We choose to go to the moon. We choose to go to the moon in this decade and do the other things, not because they are easy, but because they are hard, because that goal will serve to organize and measure the best of our energies and skills, because that challenge is one that we are willing to accept, one we are unwilling to postpone, and one which we intend to win, and the others, too."

----President Kennedy 9/12/1962

We then landed on the moon on 7/20/1969 - less than 7 years later.

It will take us until 2021 - 8 years just to get back up to the floating money toilet in low earth orbit.

5 posted on 08/26/2013 10:42:40 PM PDT by ClaytonP
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To: ClaytonP

We went from that to this....

“he wanted me to find a way to reach out to the Muslim world and engage much more with predominantly Muslim nations to help them feel good about their historic contribution to science, math, and engineering.”


6 posted on 08/26/2013 10:45:36 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Olog-hai

Rutan will be putting Americans into Space before NASA.


7 posted on 08/26/2013 10:48:26 PM PDT by Southack (Media Bias means that Castro won't be punished for Cuban war crimes against Black Angolans in Africa)
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To: Southack
Rutan will be putting Americans into Space before NASA.

Only if he launches from places that do not require a US government issued permit.

8 posted on 08/26/2013 10:57:14 PM PDT by null and void (Frequent terrorist attacks OR endless government snooping and oppression? We can have both!)
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To: Vince Ferrer

How long till we demand a homo or lesbo astronaut get a ride up there and the Russians say Nyet?


9 posted on 08/26/2013 11:06:13 PM PDT by DesertRhino (I was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for office.)
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To: DesertRhino
How long till we demand a homo or lesbo astronaut get a ride up there and the Russians say Nyet?

Well I guess with Sally Ride, we already took care of the Lesbo side.

10 posted on 08/26/2013 11:07:24 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Vince Ferrer
How long are the Russians going to fly us into space after we bomb Syria? Seems like an easy arrangement to end.

With our ongoing foreign policy disasters The One may well be The One who restarts The Cold War.

11 posted on 08/26/2013 11:09:10 PM PDT by cva66snipe (Two Choices left for U.S. One Nation Under GOD or One Nation Under Judgment? Which one say ye?)
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To: Olog-hai

It will be very interesting to see what happens first. Will the U.S. have another earth orbital space mission before the People’s Republic of China completes a manned lunar mission? How are we going to feel when the Chinese bring back the flag Neil Armstrong planted on the moon in 1969 as a souvenir?


12 posted on 08/26/2013 11:09:14 PM PDT by panzer_grey
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To: cva66snipe

I’m unconvinced it will be a cold one. In fact, I’m beginning to grow suspicious of why so little rifle ammo is available for U.S. civilians.

Coincidence?


13 posted on 08/26/2013 11:11:24 PM PDT by Southack (Media Bias means that Castro won't be punished for Cuban war crimes against Black Angolans in Africa)
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To: Olog-hai

Gee I wish we would have an active space exploration program again.
Leaving aside its potential military importance, I just have a real soft spot for a space program where we would go to other roundish surfaces and hopefully colonize, settle there. And we’d learn a lot more, too.

I guess I have a bit of the Dreamer in me.
ha!

Anyway, the Chinese, the Japanese, and others are still working on it. Do we want to be earth-bound when our good Chinese friends have colonized the moon and Mars and...and...?


14 posted on 08/26/2013 11:14:00 PM PDT by faithhopecharity (E)
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To: Olog-hai

If they say 2021, it will likely be delayed until 2026, followed by technical problems and further delays pushing it to 2029.


15 posted on 08/26/2013 11:33:57 PM PDT by Kirkwood (Zombie Hunter)
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To: Southack
I’m unconvinced it will be a cold one. In fact, I’m beginning to grow suspicious of why so little rifle ammo is available for U.S. civilians. Coincidence?

Which would fall under my tagline. Some events are unfolding at an ever increasing rate. We have allowed even welcomed the enemy {Communist, Marxist, Islam,} etc with open arms to gain foothold in our nation and in it's leadership. That's just on the domestic side of this.

On the world scene? Either Tower of Babel Two meaning Divine Intervention to stop what is obviously going to occur or the time predicted in Daniel is at hand. We live in the age where all things including all nations literally see the streets of Jerusalem is now a reality. Only GOD knows what's next.

16 posted on 08/26/2013 11:40:18 PM PDT by cva66snipe (Two Choices left for U.S. One Nation Under GOD or One Nation Under Judgment? Which one say ye?)
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To: Vince Ferrer
Russia needs the business and the promotion of her own Space program. We can bomb Syria and still get bargain basement prices for our manned missions. Business is business.

For all intents and purposes the US lead in space is gone.

When gov’t officials say, we will return to space in 20XX I add on an extra 20 years now because I know their estimates are off.

This is a very sad state of affairs, that America is no longer pushing the envelope but rather licking the glue on the flap and “sealing” our fate to the letter...

This is part of America's demise and we can't blame ONLY Obama for his NASA Muslim outreach program. There has been no clear vision for space since JFK, LBJ and RMN...

17 posted on 08/26/2013 11:50:07 PM PDT by Netz
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To: panzer_grey

Very interesting thought. They will see an American relic from a fantastic era long gone. Knowing the Chinese, they will turn the Lunar landing sites into a visitors center.


18 posted on 08/26/2013 11:52:18 PM PDT by Netz
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To: Olog-hai

Last one out turn the lights off.

Pathetic...


19 posted on 08/27/2013 12:03:20 AM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: panzer_grey

“Will the U.S. have another earth orbital space mission before the People’s Republic of China completes a manned lunar mission? How are we going to feel when the Chinese bring back the flag Neil Armstrong planted on the moon in 1969 as a souvenir?”

If China hasn’t done it by 2020, they won’t ever do it.

1979 is when the one child policy took place. Armstrong was 39, as was Aldrin. By 2020, the children of the one child policy will be 41, and the oldest folks outside of the one child policy will be 42. Right now - the last folks outside of the one child policy are 34.


20 posted on 08/27/2013 12:24:14 AM PDT by JCBreckenridge
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To: Olog-hai

The private sector is going to have to do the job


21 posted on 08/27/2013 12:25:03 AM PDT by GeronL
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To: Olog-hai

ceding the high ground

thx 0bama


22 posted on 08/27/2013 12:33:35 AM PDT by sten (fighting tyranny never goes out of style)
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To: faithhopecharity

Obama will never allow a serious space program to be restarted. There are serious side-effects to one. Increased employment, reduced welfare recipients, national pride and encouragement for educational excellence that would force the members of the teachers unions to work for a living.


23 posted on 08/27/2013 3:59:56 AM PDT by Redleg Duke ("Madison, Wisconsin is 30 square miles surrounded by reality.", L. S. Dryfus)
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To: Olog-hai

If Obama had not cancelled the Orion spacecraft and its Aries-1 rocket, America would have already returned to space. Now our only hope is Elon Musk can deliver on what he bought with his hundreds of thousands of dollars of political contributions to Obama.

I am not sure what is worse: bloated, unionized bureaucracy or rent-seeking private industry through both and paid for political favors.


24 posted on 08/27/2013 4:02:59 AM PDT by magellan
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To: Redleg Duke

OMG! Increased employment? Can’t have that! Thats exactly contrary to our transforned economics policy. Thanks for explanation.


25 posted on 08/27/2013 4:25:07 AM PDT by faithhopecharity (E)
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To: Olog-hai

Fully funding more Solyndras is a higher priority with the current regime.


26 posted on 08/27/2013 4:50:58 AM PDT by theBuckwheat
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