Space Shuttle delayed.

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    I don't know much about this subject, but find it amazing that after all the preparation there is a glitch. Almost every time there is a problem. These shuttles are old and junk and should have been thrown away long ago.

    NASA delays space shuttle Endeavour's last launch - Yahoo! News
     
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    Whatever....:)
     
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    They're not really "old and junk" just large and complicated. It'll be sad to see them go.
     
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    Very large, very complicated, and no tow trucks on their route. But for when it does lift off;

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    Ive seen them up close and personal... been in mission control while one was in orbit. It is an awe inspiring undertaking, and all it takes is just one teeny little mistake and you've lost everything along with several astronauts.
    They have to be 100% every time... no if ands or buts. Its got to be 100%

    It may be frustrating to wait and wait on a launch, but just remember how extremely complicated a machine the entire program is.

    So your correct Mad Scientist.... they are large and complicated to say the least.
     
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    What is a shame is that they have not even begun the next generation of space vehicle.

    Are they planning on abandoning the International Space Station? What happens if there is trouble and we have no way of getting up there? I sure don't like relying on Russia.

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    Maybe they want to make sure Gabby's feeling well and can watch the launch?
     

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