"Because in Cyberspace, no one can hear you scream."
Wednesday, March 30, 2005
[Media Source*] Finally. And it looks like they are going to be blasting off from Star City, Russia of all places!
STAR CITY, Russia (Reuters) - The next astronauts scheduled to blast off into space on a Russian craft said on Tuesday they were excited about hosting the crew of the first U.S. shuttle to launch for more than two years.
Russian cosmonaut Sergei Krikalyov and U.S. astronaut John Phillips plan to head to the International Space Station on April 15 for a six-month stay and are scheduled to witness the arrival of the Discovery shuttle, due to launch in May.
That is great news to hear especially since NASA hasn't flown anything since the Columbia mission which exploded on it's re-entry towards Earth (which woke me up in the morning when I was in Texas). This should help bring up NASA's moral as they have been receiving some negative feed back, especially about the Hubble Telescope and facing fierce competition in the East as well as at home.
Hopefully they will be able to regain some speed again, otherwise I may have to go with the Chinese for my space flight (the price is really cheap in groups of 20).
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