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Wed Oct 9, 2019, 09:13 PM

Time to deliver Musk? NASA nervous as spaceship delays threaten to cut off astronauts from ISS

With NASA’s contract with Russia about to run out without a replacement spaceship ready, the US space agency is leaning on SpaceX to hurry up and deliver. CEO Elon Musk says everything is on schedule – but is it?

Since the Space Shuttle program was scrapped in 2011, NASA has had no crewed spaceship capability, having to pay Roscosmos $80 million a seat to ferry astronauts to the International Space Station. SpaceX and Boeing were both contracted to develop a domestic alternative, but both the Crew Dragon and the Starliner have yet to get beyond the testing stage.

This is a problem for the US space agency, as the last contracted flight is scheduled for March 2020 launch and October return. After that, there is nothing – and it’s making NASA nervous.

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https://www.rt.com/usa/470567-nasa-spacex-nervous-deadline/

We should hang our heads in shame!!!

Hey, I know...lets spend trillions more fighting more wars for israel. That'll do a "feel good" for ya...

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Reply Time to deliver Musk? NASA nervous as spaceship delays threaten to cut off astronauts from ISS (Original post)
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Response to RCW2014 (Original post)

Wed Oct 9, 2019, 09:45 PM

1. Relying on Russia and sanctioning the shit out of them and their neighbors

was never gonna end well.

Don't gotta be a genius to figure that one out.

China's in the game now, having launched a temporary station, and is on track to have a permanent one in the near future. In case no one has noticed, what China plans to achieve, it normally succeeds.

For years now I have believed that much of the World, especially the USA has not paid much attention to China's achievements, instead concentrating on the autocratic/dictatorial communism, detention facilities and the like.

With the millions of slaves the USA dragged in to make the oligarchs even richer and more powerful - the USA does not really have a moral leg to stand on, and China, as well as many other nations know this.

China does not fear the USA, but they are wary, and preparing for what appears to be an inevitable conflict - ergo the man-made, embellished islands in the China Sea that are/will host defense systems/personnel.

AND - in their quest for power/control - the USA has pushed Russia and China closer, not just in trade, but military cooperation . . .

BAD MOVE USA!



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Response to akaConcernedCanuk (Reply #1)

Mon Oct 14, 2019, 09:47 AM

3. You dare to talk about morality?

When you committed ethnic cleansing and predatory trade?

You're lucky we have not imposed sanctions on you - yet

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Response to RCW2014 (Original post)

Mon Oct 14, 2019, 09:01 AM

2. Thanks so much for that Russian update. Putin is proud of you

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Response to RCW2014 (Original post)

Mon Oct 14, 2019, 09:54 AM

4. So you are in favor of Trump pulling out of the middle east

Got it

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