"Respecting the will of the country" that government should move another direction, Cramer said, the outgoing House Democrat leadership will likely OK a continuing resolution to keep funding at 2010 levels.
What's the model in the picture?
Quote from: simonbp on 11/10/2010 09:19 pmWhat's the model in the picture?It's some model of the Zvezda FBG from the Russian segment of the ISS! On the website for Hearings before the US Senate! What does that say?Sorry for the low resolution image and the imperfect position match. It's the best I could find. With Google SketchUp or the STK model of the ISS, it would be easy to pose the model in the matching condition, with matching lighting and all. Someone else can try that.
...what you are suggesting about some reasoning for this picture ...
I would just say that the staffer who prepared the web page just picked an illustration. That, as a Russian piece of the station, it could be some sort of quiet political statement, doesn't make sense to me, not on that webpage.
The multipurpose crew vehicle seems like the obvious sacrifice if one has to be made. With all of the commercial vehicles in the works. I guess I feel a little bit better after Cots 1, provided it is a success.
Quote from: sdsds on 11/11/2010 07:35 amhttp://commerce.senate.gov/public/index.cfm?p=Hearings&ContentRecord_id=63c5863f-8419-4aa3-9474-cef769b345f3&ContentType_id=14f995b9-dfa5-407a-9d35-56cc7152a7ed&Group_id=b06c39af-e033-4cba-9221-de668ca1978aThanks for the link...I've been traveling the past two weeks and just got back from California...that IS a strange picture to use in connection with the upcoming hearing! I will check with the Majority staff tomorrow and suggest something more in line with the subject matter of the hearing (I am pretty certain JohnFornaro is right, and the person who posted it likely is not aware of what the image specifically is.)
"WASHINGTON, D.C.—The U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation announces the following full committee hearing titled Transition and Implementation: The Nasa Authorization Act of 2010."Scheduled for next Thursday (18 November) at 10 am Eastern.LinkThis is the authorizing committee, but the timing is probably relevant to whatever appropriations comes out of the lame-duck session.
Senate authorization committee oversight hearing rescheduled to December 1st at 10:30 am Eastern:http://space.flatoday.net/2010/11/senate-hearing-on-new-nasa-policy.htmlNo reason given.