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REALSPACE: Last Shuttle Flight Rescheduled

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The last Space Shuttle flight has been rescheduled for November and with launches scheduled for May and September the 30 year history of the Shuttle ends with a rush to complete the ISS. Funds for the Shuttle program run out in December of this year so NASA is pressing to get the last three flights off the ground.

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THIS USED TO BE THE FUTURE: "The Space Shuttle"

Republibot 3.0's picture

If you're in early middle age like me, you can probably remember NASA and the government making a huge deal over abandoning "Wasteful" rockets like the Saturn V in favor of a more "Economical" system they called "The Space Shuttle." Development started in 1973, and it was expected to go into service in 1978, but as *NO ONE* could manage to do anything right in the '70s, and as Jimmy Carter had some kind of pathological hatred of the space program, it got postponed to 1981.

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