Sunday, June 10, 2012


The passing of an era: Friday June 1 the mockup Shuttle Explorer, which had previously been displayed at Kennedy Space Center, arrived by barge to be displayed at Space Center Houston. From the patio at Outrigger's Grill and Bar I photographed Explorer passing under the Kemah bridge into Clear Lake. Explorer's destination was the Clear Lake dock South of Johnson Space Center, which once saw Saturn V stages arrive. Thousands of people lined Clear Lake to see Explorer arrive. Friday afternoon became a Shuttlebration for the arriving mockup. Sunday June 3 Explorer travelled by road past the JSC main gate to its final home at Space Center Houston. That's JSC Building 4 in the background. Houston was quite disappointed not to receive a flying Shuttle for display. The greater disappointment is that they are being retired with millions of useful miles left in them.


Blogger Stephen said...

Of course, Enterprise was never going into orbit. It was estimated cheaper to build a new orbiter from scratch.

On a cost basis, the Shuttle was really quite expensive. We really should have retired it when we decided not to fix the design after Columbia.

Now that SpaceX has gotten to the ISS with a capsule, it's mostly a matter of putting people in it. Then we'll have much of the capability that the Shuttle gave us. And it's much cheaper. That should give us more flights. It should also be pointed out that SpaceX has put their capsule into orbit, and come back down, without putting a crew in any danger, and more than once. This is a higher standard of safety than we enjoyed with the Shuttle, or even Apollo.

Almost makes one believe in "faster, cheaper, better".

7:00 AM  
Blogger Marta Clavero said...

BEAST Yang Yoseob has shed tears during the recordings of “Hello”.

A representative from KBS2 “Hello” had revealed on the 14th of August, that Beast were invited as special guests on “Hello”. During the recordings, BEAST member Yang Yoseob, shed tears when talking about dreams to be singers.

According to that representative, “When aspiring singers talked about their singing dreams, and how it’s hard to chase them and expressed their sad thoughts of giving this dream up, Yang Yoseob was seen choking with sell domains
gold charms for bracelets

tailored Bespoke Suit

personalized bath robe
plumber los angeles

kitty post
Corporate Parker pens

waterproofing basement floor
Voucher Categories

Eau ionisée
circuit board repair

cat house
manufacturing system software

Thomas Cook Discount Code
dating articles

round sunglasses vintage
free texting

New Look Promotion Codes
Selling Timeshare
tears”. Yang Yoseob was also a singer who faced many setbacks before he managed to debut. Because of this, he could understand the feelings of those who aspires to be singers, hence the tears.
Yang Yoseob even had times where he wanted to give up on his dreams, but he held on and came to his current agency with Lee Kikwang. Eventually, he became a part of BEAST.

It was also reported that BEAST officials couldn’t hide their surprise when they heard that the usual-manly Yoseob cried during the recording process.

11:30 PM  
Blogger Theukflights said...

Nice representation, i like the way you have sharing in this post.
Flights to Bangkok

11:41 PM  
Blogger asim said...

We can’t come up with a man perfect within custom assignment writing services education and many of us can't give him all sorts of knowledge although online education can do it because of online education we learn even as desire.

5:26 AM  
Anonymous Newton Moses said...

I have enjoyed reading this post. continue with the good work and hope to learn more about "shuttleberation"
Assignment Writing Services

9:12 PM  
Blogger Obat Keputihan said...

riofriospacetime an interesting blog that is quite useful for jual crystal x di bekasi cara mengobati keputihan yang gatal jual crystal x asli nasa jual obat gatal pada selangkangan

9:14 PM  
Blogger Emily Walker said...

It looks so great. Thank you very much for sharing super smash flash 2 v0.7 | super smash flash 2 v0.8 | girl games| cool math games | cool math games 2016 | happy wheels demo | super smash flash 4 | cooking games | happy wheels hacked | happy wheels hacked

6:54 AM  
Blogger Alex Jones said...

Thanks a lot for the purpose of amazing advice showing to this very blog page. All people decide. I'm certain very happy to search out this amazing internet site.
Assignment Help

2:03 AM  
Blogger Alex Jones said...

Homework Help

What a great information you shared with us, I am inspired by the method for the stage. It kept joined me regularly. Keep doing awesome. Thanks for sharing this blog article.

2:04 AM  
Blogger Michael Jones said...

Truly, this article is really one of the very best in the history of articles. I am a antique ’Article’ collector and I sometimes read some new articles if I find them interesting.
Assignment Help

8:41 PM  
Blogger Michael Jones said...

I would like to thank you for the efforts you have made in writing this article. I am hoping the same best work from you in the future as well. . Assignment Help

8:42 PM  
Blogger Michael Jones said...

Truly, this article is really one of the very best in the history of articles. I am a antique ’Article’ collector and I sometimes read some new articles if I find them interesting. buy sunglasses

8:42 PM  
Blogger Kristina Brown said...

It is really what I wanted to see hope in future you will continue for sharing such an excellent post.
Marketing law assignment help

9:25 PM  
Blogger Miriam Steve said...

What a nice post you got there, i have to admit that i regret not seeing your post earlier. Thank you very much for giving us the chance to comment.
hire the best writers

1:46 AM  
Blogger Alex Jones said...

I regularly suffer from troubles with writing college papers, which is why when one of my friends offered me to buy essay on the Web, I detected that suggestion quite useful.
Assignment Help

7:50 PM  
Blogger said...

Enjoy important essay writers service. We provide online essay writing service.

2:15 AM  
Anonymous Make My Assignment said...

Get the best assignment help service from leading assignment help service provider in UK, USA, and Australia-

7:35 AM  

Post a Comment

Links to this post:

Create a Link

<< Home

Locations of visitors to this page