When is the next shuttle mission scheduled to fly?greenspun.com : LUSENET : TimeBomb 2000 (Y2000) : One Thread
Progress on getting the next mission back into orbit may be a good indicator on how well we are really doing, and provide a truer picture of the governments view on things.
-- (firstname.lastname@example.org), January 12, 2000
Well, you will note that we flew a whopping THREE shuttle missions in 1999. That's just one more than we flew in 1981. The orbiter fleet is really showing its age in a lot of ways...and, frankly, the space shuttle program was a crock from the word go. You may enjoy keeping an eye on the manned spaceflight gang at NASA in the next couple of years. I think there's a decent chance that there is going to be some blood in the halls when people start to realize that we don't have a reliable vehicle for putting people into low orbit...and that the space station has no clothes.
But, as far a shuttle flights being a good indicator on Y2K, I have to disagree. The shuttle is just this side of falling apart, Y2K or no. If you want to observe UNMANNED rocket flights, www.spacedaily.com is the site for you.
-- Craig Kenneth Bryant (email@example.com), January 12, 2000.
Unsubstantiated, word of mouth reports claim the shuttle Endeavour is scheduled to launch on Jan 31, 2000, at 12:47pm, on STS-99 from pad 39-A. http://www-pao.ksc.nasa.gov/kscpao/schedule/ mixfleet.htm#shuttle
-- harl (firstname.lastname@example.org), January 14, 2000.
Wouldn't Guy Fawkes day be more appropriate?
-- Andy (2000EOD@prodigy.net), January 14, 2000.