I would like to see the shuttle program continue after the ISS is complete. The CEV nasa is working on won't be able to haul sattelites and more starwarses up into LEO. The only reason everything is ****ing up is because teh shuttles are so old. They need to gut the existing shuttles, and put new systems in.sabowling said:NASA needs to lose the shuttle program. It's been in service for nearly 25 years and its flaws are starting to show. It just isn't worth the outrageous costs if problems like this continue to occur.
I really don't see how people can say/think that. It's really short-sighted of people to believe that NASA is a waste. I mean, they have made so much progress it's crazy. Sure, I'd like to see more private companies pursuing space travel, but without NASA it'd be impossible for them to achieve what they do.Pr0ph3t said:NASA is a waste of taxpayer money.
i thought thats what they were going to do? a design like that could launch a small craft (smaller than the space shuttle) at over the speed of sound easily, it depends on how much energy they pump into the electromagnets. it would be much more effective... you know that big orange tank on the space shuttle? its full of liquid hydrogen and liquid hydrogen. when they mix it creates an incredible amount of energy, and its a clean fuel source too because the only thing that comes out of it is water vapor, and heat.Alpha said:I say they make a new shuttle. And design an electromagnetic launch pad (like a rail gun) with its own power plant so it costs WAY less to launch.