[amsat-bb] Re: AO40 replacement !!!

Gordon JC Pearce gordonjcp at gjcp.net
Wed Sep 5 13:30:33 PDT 2012

On 05/09/12 17:15, Kevin Muenzler wrote:

> What I meant was that it could be launched as so many have been
> launched -- from the shuttle cargo bay.  But, no more shuttles...Mr.
> Obama gave them all away. :(

Much as I love the Space Shuttles, they were long overdue for their 
final voyage to the mixed metals yard.

There is absolutely no reason why NASA is wasting time and money on 
routine flights to the ISS - it's a delivery, get DHL to do it.  Maybe 
they can spend some money on a more suitable delivery vehicle, instead 
of patching together the spacegoing equivalent of a rusty 1981 Ford Transit.

Gordon JC Pearce MM0YEQ

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