For those of you who "boo-hooed" the end of the space shuttle...

Discussion in 'Current Events' started by The Other Side, Oct 15, 2014.

  1. The Other Side

    The Other Side Well-Known Troll Troll

  2. oldngray

    oldngray nowhere special

    X37B is a totally different vehicle with a totally different mission. No comparison to the space shuttle other than it looks a little similar (but much smaller).
  3. moreluck

    moreluck golden ticket member

    Just "Space Shuttle" would've been an adequate title for this thread....then anyone could post anything to do with the space shuttle.
    You narrowed it so much that you'll have a ball just posting to yourself. I'm just sayin'....... Two words instead of a dozen, but that would be too easy .
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  4. oldngray

    oldngray nowhere special

    The problem wasn't the shuttle program ending but that no replacement had been developed yet. Obama killed development on replacements.
  5. The Other Side

    The Other Side Well-Known Troll Troll

    How can you say that, when this program is up and running?

    You have no idea what this project is about. You dont know if its intended for manned flights. thats why its TOP SECRET.

    The space shuttle program ran its course. It was time to move on to something new and something sustainable.

    The space shuttle was outdated and unsafe.

    Its clear, the designers and engineers had "developement" well under way when the space shuttle was killed. It just landed back on earth safely after being in space for two years.

  6. oldngray

    oldngray nowhere special

    I can say that because it is a totally different type of vehicle that can never do the missions a shuttle could do.

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  7. The Other Side

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    Like I said originally when the shuttle was killed. The days of the astronaut are over. There is no need to put humans in space any longer. Technology has replaced the need for a human to do the things to fly or go into outer space.

    Computers and software along with robotics have replaced the need for human interaction.

    The future of space flight will be absent of astronauts.

    The space shuttle served its purpose. Now the future vehicles will be unmanned and the risk of human life eliminated.

    That is progress.

  8. brett636

    brett636 Well-Known Member

    There are plenty of people who hold doctorates on the numerous studies of space and space travel who would whole heartedly disagree with you.
  9. The Other Side

    The Other Side Well-Known Troll Troll

    This is true, no argument there.

  10. Dr.Brown

    Dr.Brown Swollen Member

    They keep telling us about progress at work with ORION... hahahaaaaa
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  11. upschuck

    upschuck Well-Known Member

    This program was part of the USAF, so I imagine that would be for defense, and not for exploration. NASA has given us a lot of inventions that we use everyday.
  12. BrownArmy

    BrownArmy Well-Known Member

    This is just a really high-flying drone.

    This has nothing to do with space travel, in which our government has dropped the ball.

    (after we retired the space-shuttle, we were relying on Russia, but that's not working out, so now we're relying on the guy who created PayPal and the Tesla cars...)

    On a side-note, on a different forum, someone asked:

    "Why don't we go to the moon now, with all of our newer technology?"

    It turns out, we actually cannot implement any technology used in the Apollo missions that brought us to the moon, because that technology doesn't exist anymore.

    (It makes as much sense to you as it does to me, yet...)

    We've lost that technology.

    Kind of sad, no?
  13. The Other Side

    The Other Side Well-Known Troll Troll

    This experimental space vehicle is a test vehicle for things to come. The future of unmanned space flight. This vehicle has been in space for two years. No oxygen needed. No astronauts to push buttons or take up space.

    Computers and robotics have replaced the astronaut and this test proves it.

    No pilot needed for landing.

    A great advancement for the space industry.

  14. Baba gounj

    Baba gounj pensioner

    How can you have so much knowledge about a Top Secret Mission ?
    Care to explain ?
  15. The Other Side

    The Other Side Well-Known Troll Troll

    Thats top secret.

  16. wkmac

    wkmac Well-Known Member

    He may have read this back in March. Being 1/4th the size of the original shuttle, the X-37 will not be a replacement to the shuttle in it's normal sense. The Shuttle replacement is down to 3 companies as of August according to this CBS report. And it turns out NASA picked both Boeing and Space X to build shuttle replacements.
  17. trickpony1

    trickpony1 Well-Known Member

    TOS and Upstate developed the aircraft and it's supporting program.
  18. The Other Side

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  19. superballs63

    superballs63 Well-Known Troll Troll

    This is painful for me.....but, I agree with you.

    Who cares about the International Space Station, or repairing satellites. How many MILLIONS of dollars does it cost to send a flight into space? Surely that money could be put to better use on this planet (not that government would be able to agree on how to spend it wisely).

    Let Richard Branson and his friends further the space program privately, have fun guys! We don't need to step foot on Mars, and we're not going to colonize the moon or Mars, so just stop it.
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    If a country landed a man on Mars, and survived, would that country be able to claim ownership?