[amsat-bb] Re: AO-40 Replacement
kevin at eaglecreekobservatory.org
Wed Sep 5 15:04:36 PDT 2012
Can you imagine a 34/94 repeater on the moon?
Kevin Muenzler, WB5RUE
Eagle Creek Observatory
I have not yet begun to procrastinate!
From: amsat-bb-bounces at amsat.org [mailto:amsat-bb-bounces at amsat.org] On
Behalf Of Mark L. Hammond
Sent: Wednesday, September 05, 2012 4:02 PM
To: Armando Mercado
Cc: amsat-bb at amsat.org
Subject: [amsat-bb] Re: AO-40 Replacement
Reading on a bit in that transcript...
"Our second goal is to develop and test a new spacecraft, the crew
exploration vehicle, by 2008, and to conduct the first manned mission no
later than 2014.
The crew exploration vehicle will be capable of ferrying astronauts and
scientists to the space station after the shuttle is retired. But the main
purpose of this spacecraft will be to carry astronauts beyond our orbit to
other worlds. This will be the first spacecraft of its kind since the Apollo
Our third goal is to return to the moon by 2020, as the launching point for
So where do we stand on those goals, and to whom is credit/blame placed?
This is almost fun ;)
On Wed, Sep 5, 2012 at 4:49 PM, Armando Mercado <am25544 at triton.net> wrote:
>>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 !!!
>>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
> 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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