Bush to Scrap STS in Favor of Moon, Mars


Just wow.

It’s bold, and it raises lots of questions&emdash;Can you move ORU’s needed to sustain ISS into orbit with a Soyuz/Progress craft? Does this mean that all remaining flights of STS will be dedicated to delivering already-built components of ISS to orbit? Are all the International Partners okay with ISS not being finished to Assembly Complete?&emdash;but, on the whole, it might be the right thing.

All I know is that it makes my job pretty darn interesting. These cargo transfer questions will quite certainly affect us.


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