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June 17, 2005

Griffin On Shuttle Schedule: No Can Do, Babe

Says 28 Flights Before 2010 Is Unrealistic

No way. That's the answer you'll get from NASA's new chief when asked whether the space shuttles really can fly 28 missions in five years. Nope. Can't do it.

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Loaded And Ready For Flight

Cargo Loaded Onto Shuttle Discovery

The cargo for the Space Shuttle Discovery's historic Return to Flight mission (STS-114) arrived yesterday at Launch Pad 39-B at NASA's Kennedy Space Center, FL. Discovery's payload includes the Multi-Purpose Logistics Module Raffaello, the Lightweight Multi-Purpose Experiment Support Structure Carrier (LMC), and the External Stowage Platform-2 (ESP-2).

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Waste-Watchers: Space Plane Is Ludicrous

Citizens Against Waste Says There Are More Important Matters At Hand

Citizens Against Government Waste (CAGW) Thursday harshly criticized plans to move forward with missions to the moon and Mars with an impending record deficit, chronic management problems at NASA, and unresolved questions about the missions' cost and feasibility. NASA's new administrator Michael Griffin has said that the space agency will have the money to implement President Bush's "Vision for Space Exploration," aimed at returning humans to the moon by 2020 and eventually sending them to Mars.

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Progress Away!

Robot Ship Heads For ISS On Resupply Mission

Count on these things: Death, taxes and Russian space shots. They are inevitable and, generally, run as dependably as Rolex watches. A Russian Progress module lifted off from Central Asia late Thursday, carrying coveted supplies to the two-man crew aboard the International Space Station.

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NASA Finds 1960s Spacesuits

Relics Of USAF Recon Program, One Already Destined For NASM

If you've ever worked for a large and old organization which has downsized, you've probably found weird items from the past. Now, imagine how often that happens to NASA. Just this month, a NASA building at Cape Canaveral was being inspected by security officers, when they came to a door that was locked. And it hadn't been unlocked in a long time.

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