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).
Citizens Against Waste Says There Are More Important Matters At
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.
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.
Relics Of USAF Recon Program, One Already Destined For
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.