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NASA's Orion will go where man hasn't gone in ages - Mark's Journal
NASA's Orion will go where man hasn't gone in ages

"Cause it's next. Cause we came out of the cave, and we looked over the hill and we saw fire; and we crossed the ocean and we pioneered the west, and we took to the sky. The history of man is hung on a timeline of exploration and this is what's next."

-- Sam Seaborn

( Article from Orlando Sentinel... )
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kinnerc From: kinnerc Date: February 7th, 2012 02:48 pm (UTC) (Link)
Unforunately, Mark, I'm at the point where I'll believe it when I see it.

The United States no longer has the balls for manned space exploration. Even given this timetable - a human flight (where??) in 2021 - I'll be 65-70 before we return to the Moon!

No, the timetable is too long for our current ADD-addled politicians, and accountants who can't see past the quarterly earnings report, to deal with. I wish them the best of luck, I honestly do, but I don't think we're going anywhere. As far as I was concerned, the writing was on the wall when Obama cancelled Constellation.

Am I angry about it? What was your first clue? :-)
cannedpopcorn From: cannedpopcorn Date: February 7th, 2012 07:24 pm (UTC) (Link)
My sister works on Orion for NASA. I'm excited to be able to actually hear about it in non-technical welding jargon. :)
mhaithaca From: mhaithaca Date: February 8th, 2012 12:27 am (UTC) (Link)
Please tell her I said thanks! Despite Doc's negativity above, I believe we can rebuild our space program if we put our minds to it, and it sounds as though the corporate contractors involved will help keep NASA on track.
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