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As NASA seeks next mission,
Russia holds the trump card

Houston Chronicle, by Eric Berger

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Posted By:quantumman, 5/20/2014 7:25:10 AM

As an uncommonly brisk night fell over Houston last week a tiny Russian spacecraft, bathed in blinding sunlight, re-entered the Earth’s atmosphere and plunged toward a dusty steppe in Kazakhstan. Of the three astronauts inside one was American, Rick Mastracchio, returning from a 188-day stay aboard the International Space Station. His arrival was closely watched in Houston, where Johnson Space Center has responsibility for U.S. human operations in space. Here, in mission control, photographs of astronauts old and new line long halls. They offer a palpable reminder that these people have managed every Gemini, Apollo and space shuttle flight. Houston

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More dereliction of duty as Zippy literally stumbles from blunder to blunder.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Keekng, 5/20/2014 7:33:01 AM     (No. 9855051)

One must wonder if Zippy really enjoys dealing with Putin from a position of weakness.......

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Reply 2 - Posted by: miceal, 5/20/2014 7:54:18 AM     (No. 9855075)

They need our $ to keep their space program viable. This is just a lot of dogs barking....

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Reply 3 - Posted by: nonsense, 5/20/2014 8:02:31 AM     (No. 9855086)

I thought the purpose of NASA was Muslim Outreach. That´s what the naive and dangerous children in the Obama Administration have been quoted as saying.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Policom, 5/20/2014 8:17:20 AM     (No. 9855110)

Dear NASA, your next Mission has been scrubbed. Those rockets to get you in space produce to much CO2. Besides I need that money for more Solar energy type projects.
Obama

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Reply 5 - Posted by: nimby, 5/20/2014 8:20:09 AM     (No. 9855116)

The jackassery of Obama´s misdeeds

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Reply 6 - Posted by: MDConservative, 5/20/2014 8:20:59 AM     (No. 9855118)

And what was the mission of NASA? To go to Mars? To shuttle astronauts to the space station? To fly the shuttle on expensive earth orbital missions to grow crystals? It has been searching for a mission for decades.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: NYBruin, 5/20/2014 9:03:16 AM     (No. 9855175)

#6 - buying votes in central Florida and the Houston metroplex

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Reply 8 - Posted by: terry_tr6, 5/20/2014 11:40:14 AM     (No. 9855385)

#7, i´ve lived on the space coast since 1970 and have to say that for many years now NASA´s mission has been NASA. Once the vote buying was to pursue the moon mission but now the mission is to buy the votes necessary to keep NASA alive. I cannot fathom any real use for the ISS (other than providing a mission for the space shuttle)

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Reply 9 - Posted by: jt26, 5/20/2014 12:18:06 PM     (No. 9855438)

Maybe we can borrow some of that Muslim magic carpet heavy lift capability.

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