Skip to comments.Space Shuttle Launch To Hubble Telescope Delayed
Posted on 05/22/2008 9:57:20 AM PDT by BlueStateBlues
Just logged onto the Space Shuttle schedule and saw that NASA has delayed the Space Shuttle mission to the Hubble Telescope from August 28 to October 8. It looks like a May 22 update, so I'm going to assume this may be breaking news. Anyone have further details?
what was the ‘big announcement’ from NASA last week?
about a discovery of something they were searching for for 50 years...
Yea, it has to do with a one time 6 week delay in the manufacture of the fuel tanks. It took them 6 weeks to shake out the procedures for the building of the newly designed tanks and it pushed back all the flights for 6 weeks.
They announced it a couple of weeks ago.
Thanks, I missed the news about this.
Another topic, I’ve noticed the past week or so that newly posted threads are overwhelmed by threads published two or three days previously. This hasn’t been my experience with FR, and I wonder if there’s a change in the procedure of clicking on Forum.
I think it was something so incredible no one covered the story.
Their creativity and testicles, maybe?
NASA: Another moribund federal bureaucracy that is living off of past laurels.
Have to disagree with paddles, at least as far as the Hubble Telescope and Mars Rover missions are concerned. They have a great success rate compared to money spent (the Space Station, nah, that’s been a waste since the start, at least I haven’t seen the benefit or potential).
And personally, I enjoy the telescope and Mars data, and consider it tax money well used. Now only if I can direct my taxes to where I’d like them to go.
They discovered the remnants of a supernova that occured in our galaxy about 140 years ago, towards the center of our galaxy.
Unfortunately, much of the station’s potential has yet to be unlocked. The one thing it has given us for sure is a better understanding of how to (and how not to) build a spacecraft in orbit. The word is that NASA may reinstate the alpha magnetic spectrometer flight to the station by using the funding allocated for a contingency shuttle flight, assuming of course that we never have to launch a contingency flight. That would at least give us some direct benefit from operating the station. Beyond that, ISS has at least given us insight into the difficulties we’ll face in keeping a spacecraft running during any long-term manned missions that go beyond earth.
Notice the (relatively new) ARTICLES - ACTIVITY - COMMENTS tab at the top of the main FORUM page. Perhaps you inadvertently clicked on a different choice there.
I agree with paddles, N.A.S.A. has lost its excitement.
Use to do things on a hunch and a dream.
NOw they have too many technocrats.
Thanks for his reply. I know little about the alpha magnetic spectrometer, and will research it.