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Offline Shuttle Scapegoat

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Poll: When should the Shuttle Retire?
« on: 10/20/2005 09:20 PM »
You can add your own options, I want to see if everyone hates the Shuttle like it seems on some forums.

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RE: Poll: When should the Shuttle Retire?
« Reply #1 on: 10/20/2005 09:27 PM »
Welcome to the site, one that doesn't hate Shuttles (on the whole, from what I've seen from the posters).

2010 - full 19 flights. I don't know if that's doable (see threads noting money issues etc.) but that's my "hope."

I don't think a logistics-only manifest for the STS program would gain support for me to scrap mission for the fleet now as I currently believe that in itself is a simply way of saying "Well, we'll end the program now then." and I don't see us not carrying on the ISS assembly missions up to the US core complete stage, personally.

One thing I am dead set against is for a end of flights right now as that would be a strange decision given the amount of case being spent yesterday, today and tomorrow while that decision has been mulled upon.

I am a big believer in the result of the STS program now having very little advancement of the timeline for the start of CEV flights and I also believe any gain in finances would go back to the US government, not NASA.

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RE: Poll: When should the Shuttle Retire?
« Reply #2 on: 10/20/2005 09:30 PM »
I hold a very similar opinion! Although I think it would be such a dis-service to the Shuttles and the people that work and risk their lives on them for them to be simply doing flights to take out the crap from the ISS. That is not how I want to remember the last flights of the Shuttle.

Offline Bruce H

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RE: Poll: When should the Shuttle Retire?
« Reply #3 on: 10/20/2005 09:34 PM »
I think I'd be happy with the US core complete and a HSM. That is a non agressive timeline for the fleet to achieve while carrying out a very good end of lifetime mission. I know this affects our international partners, but I honestly can't see us sticking with 19 flights by 2010 when we've struggled to get 1 off in three years.

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RE: Poll: When should the Shuttle Retire?
« Reply #4 on: 10/20/2005 09:37 PM »
I'm glad someone posted this poll as it's been in my mind for a while now. I think the US should show it can come back from a problem and indeed a tradegy by flying the full 19. This is what NASA used to be about before we got the over cautious media lover Griffin with his obvious hate for the Shuttle.

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RE: Poll: When should the Shuttle Retire?
« Reply #5 on: 10/20/2005 09:59 PM »
NASA should finish the ISS at least as much as can be done with 18 flights and fly the final Hubble Servicing Mission.  That would give the STS the fitting send off it deserves.

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RE: Poll: When should the Shuttle Retire?
« Reply #6 on: 10/20/2005 11:37 PM »
We can do the 19 flights. The money issue is based on projected figures including worse case senarios (I'm informed, but not absoltuely sure).

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RE: Poll: When should the Shuttle Retire?
« Reply #7 on: 10/21/2005 01:49 AM »
I would like the 19 flights, but if that meant problems and a potential loss of an Orbiter, then I'm happy with the completion of the US core.

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RE: Poll: When should the Shuttle Retire?
« Reply #8 on: 10/21/2005 01:52 AM »
I would like all 19, but if they are going to use the Shuttle for being a very expensive delivery truck and garbage van, then no. Let's retire them on a high. I would not like that second option though!

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RE: Poll: When should the Shuttle Retire?
« Reply #9 on: 10/21/2005 02:16 AM »
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Flightstar - 20/10/2005  6:37 PM

We can do the 19 flights. The money issue is based on projected figures including worse case senarios (I'm informed, but not absoltuely sure).

Very correct. One should ignore media propoganda.
Ex-Apollo, waiting for NASA to finish what we started.

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RE: Poll: When should the Shuttle Retire?
« Reply #10 on: 10/21/2005 02:17 AM »
This is great! Keep it coming!

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RE: Poll: When should the Shuttle Retire?
« Reply #11 on: 10/21/2005 02:41 AM »
Now, or as soon as possible. Every day spent on these ships is another we loss to getting the CEV and actually exploring.

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RE: Poll: When should the Shuttle Retire?
« Reply #12 on: 10/21/2005 02:45 AM »
After Core Assembley and 2010 - on target, after 19 flights, inc, HSM. I don't see the reasoning behind the other options.
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RE: Poll: When should the Shuttle Retire?
« Reply #13 on: 10/21/2005 02:55 AM »
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Chris Bergin - 20/10/2005  4:27 PM.

I am a big believer in the result of the STS program now having very little advancement of the timeline for the start of CEV flights and I also believe any gain in finances would go back to the US government, not NASA.

A point lost on most Shuttle Bashers.

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RE: Poll: When should the Shuttle Retire?
« Reply #14 on: 10/21/2005 03:00 AM »
"After US Core Assembly of the ISS" if that means including a Hubble mission and also I voted for the 19 flights as it would be a very good thing for the United States to actually do something good for other parts of the world rather than bomb them for their oil.

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RE: Poll: When should the Shuttle Retire?
« Reply #15 on: 10/21/2005 03:12 AM »
I voted for 2010 as I do not wish to see the United States abandon the ISS.

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RE: Poll: When should the Shuttle Retire?
« Reply #16 on: 10/21/2005 03:16 AM »
Take it nice and steady, complete the US core, service Hubble and retire with dignity. That's my take.

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RE: Poll: When should the Shuttle Retire?
« Reply #17 on: 10/21/2005 05:18 AM »
2010 and I can't see the timeline coming down for the CEV

Offline Andy L

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RE: Poll: When should the Shuttle Retire?
« Reply #18 on: 10/21/2005 06:30 AM »
Following the pattern here. 19 and 2010 or a relaxed schedule to take in just the US elements of the ISS on assembly.

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RE: Poll: When should the Shuttle Retire?
« Reply #19 on: 10/21/2005 06:42 AM »
I have voted "When the CEV is ready". All going well, that will be a year or three after the 19 flights + HSM, but I believe that if the CEV is delayed for a significant period of time, it would be nice to see the shuttle do a couple more missions. I know that this would require a lot of advanced planning and logistics, and will almost certainly never happen, but I'd love to see it happen.

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