What’s Next for NASA?

Space Shuttle Discovery approaching the ISS.  Photo credit:  NASA

Space Shuttle Discovery approaching the ISS. Photo credit: NASA

Over the next few months and years, NASA faces a number of challenges.  The current generation of space shuttles is due to retire in 2010.  The shuttle replacement will not be ready until 2015 and many at NASA would like to scrap this replacement and start over.  Should the US try to extend the life of the current shuttles or send astronauts with other countries into space?  Clearly, NASA is at critical juncture regarding crewed spacecraft and other issues too.  For more information regarding the challenges facing NASA, see here.

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One Comment on “What’s Next for NASA?”

  1. Jamie Says:

    It’s time to move on from rocket engines and find something more efficient and powerful for the space vehicles.

    We’re never going to move forward as a race if we don’t stop hurtling into space with bombs attached to our ships.

    Take the money from the shuttle and put that into research and development. It’s the 21st century. Let’s build a better engine that doesn’t involve fire shooting out the rear-end.


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