[amsat-bb] Re: AO-40 Replacement

Kevin Muenzler kevin at eaglecreekobservatory.org
Wed Sep 5 14:06:59 PDT 2012

...it was a joke...

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From: amsat-bb-bounces at amsat.org [mailto:amsat-bb-bounces at amsat.org] On
Behalf Of Armando Mercado
Sent: Wednesday, September 05, 2012 3:50 PM
To: amsat-bb at amsat.org
Subject: [amsat-bb] AO-40 Replacement

>Date: Wed, 5 Sep 2012 11:15:35 -0500
>From: "Kevin Muenzler" <kevin at eaglecreekobservatory.org>
>To: <amsat-bb at amsat.org>
>Subject: [amsat-bb] Re: AO40 replacement !!!
>Message-ID: <003101cd8b81$ae8e3610$0baaa230$@org>

>I can understand that!

>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. :(



Nothing like an AO-40 discussion to liven up the mail list.
Not to get into politics, but the above statement is incorrect.

Jan. 14, 2004, President Bush gave a speech on America's new vision for
space exploration,  In part he said...

"...The Shuttle's chief purpose over the next several years will be to help
finish assembly of the International Space Station. In 2010, the Space
Shuttle -- after nearly 30 years of duty -- will be retired from service..."

The shuttle last flight was July 8,2011, after the current administration
approved the flight of STS-135, using the last flight ready SRB's and
external tank.

Transcript of the speech can be found at:


73 Armando, N8IGJ

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