Skip to comments.John Glenn: Keep space shuttles flying (Even An Old Lefty Gets It)
Posted on 06/21/2010 10:55:27 AM PDT by buccaneer81
John Glenn: Keep space shuttles flying Monday, June 21, 2010 12:57 PM By Marcia Dunn ASSOCIATED PRESS
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- Mercury astronaut John Glenn wants NASA's space shuttles to keep flying until a reliable replacement is ready, no matter how long it takes.
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Nobody loves the space stuff like me. I watched Apollo 11 live. I have to ask though. Why keep a labor intensive, expensive craft in service when private industry can launch satellites faster and cheaper than gov’t? Why go back to the moon? What’s there? Mars, nothing of much interest it’s dead. There comes a time when we have to sacrifice something and sadly, manned space flight needs to be one of those things at this point in time.
Obamah is Kicking NASA’s ASS !!
He knows that there is no longer any such thing as an astronaut, as soon as this last shuttle is over.
We'll just be passengers for the Russians. There will be cosmonauts, but no astronauts.
That's what really crushes the old pilots.
Shall we just let the Chinese have it?
NASA's budget is less than one half of one percent of the total federal budget. About $20 billion. Cut that much out by disbanding either the Departments of Education or Energy (preferably both.)
Why go to White Sands, New Mexico? It's dead.
Why go to Bonneville? It's dead too.
But gee whiz...a whole lotta important events go on there, no?
Former Sen. John Glenn, D-Ohio, spent part of his Sunday afternoon stumping for Sen. Barack Obamas space agenda. On a conference call with reporters, Glenn backed Obamas plans for NASA, saying Obamas plans represent a reversal from funding cuts during the Bush administration. Im looking forward to working very closely with Barack Obama after hes president, said Glenn.... - August 17, 2008
No study of the Earth can be complete without a proper study of the Moon.
The man sold his soul to BJ Clinton for one last ride into space on the Shuttle.
Glenn has very little credibility these days. The old man is hanging on to the last shreds for dear life!
“Why go back to the moon? Whats there? “
John Glenn is from my county and IMHO is more of an old democrat. I’m not sure he’d be welcome in the Nancy Pelosi/Obama democratic parety?
“John Glenn: Keep space shuttles flying” Uhhh, Why? What has the “Space Shuttle” done but keep this country in Low Earth Orbit for the better part of 1/4 of a century. What “Scientific””Advances” has the Space Shuttle give us besides keeping that Money Pit of an “International Space Station” operational.
He campaigned for Obama. That tells me what he is.
The shuttle is all we have for heavy lift to LEO. Atlas V-HLV hasn’t flown yet, and it may never fly.
There's no fool like an old fool, eh?
The answer to your questions are obvious. We need to find a replacement for the shuttle, we need to go to the moon and to mars simply because they will serve as jumping off places for further space exploration. I would love to see private enterprise take a large part in space exploration, it is the American way for private enterprise to lead the way, however, they are not really doing so.
To keep the space program alive will lead to many new discoveries and technologies, just as it did in our glory days.
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