What’s NASA upto ??

September 24, 2006 at 9:34 pm 2 comments

Hurrah ! STS-115 is back home once again ! What with all the technical issues that plagued Atlantis’ latest flight to the ISS , well , alls well that ends well I guess !

But this lates bit of news is kinda worrying… NASA just announced plans of the new ‘shuttle’ that is all set to replace the ageing ones , come 2010 or later ( because , apparently , the new versions are ‘too small’ to carry all the cargo required (!!!!) ). All thats fine , because , you and me thought that these 25 year old shuttles with ANCIENT computer systems and stuff falling off will probably be replaced by newer versions of similar craft.. but NO ! NASA is going in for a design by Lockheed Martin , called the CEV ( Crew Exploration Vehicle ). The rationale behind it is that the new design would have a minimum amount of ‘protrusions’ , such as wings , which bear maximum stress during take-off and re-entry.

Well…. yeah , this design is like the Apollo Spacecraft which took man to the moon… and incidentally , far from releasing specifics about the Mars Mission , NASA ‘promises’ that this craft will take us ‘back to the moon’ in 15 years. WHAT ??!?!?! It took us just 10 years to start from scratch n land on the moon !!

Guys , WHAT were you thinking when you made that press release ??

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2 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Barath  |  September 24, 2006 at 7:15 pm

    yeaa! NASAs surely is going back in history… but why… when they can invent stronger glue n stuff to keep the tiles in place…

    why cant dey just update the comps.. i mean evn my comp is faster than the entire space centre’s..!

    Itd surely cost much lesser.. esp. in their lil budget probs.. coz u kno sum 5 launches need to be made with tht small nostril tip… for 1 with the present space shuttle…

    wher r the thinkers at NASA…!!!!!

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  • 2. atul  |  September 24, 2006 at 7:20 pm

    @barath : answer to your question.. one thinker owns this blog , the other has commented on it.. 😉

    Reply

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