Saturday, October 29, 2011

Important station cargo launch on tap Sunday

Tune in to NASA TV at 6 a.m. Sunday for the launch of a cargo spacecraft that has important implications for the International Space Station's future.

If the 6:11 a.m. launch of a Soyuz-U rocket and robotic Progress cargo spacecraft isn't successful, it's likely crews would abandon the orbiting research complex next month.

"We're watching it very closely," said Mike Fossum, a NASA astronaut and commander of the station's three-person Expedition 29 crew, this week.

The last Progress launch failed to reach orbit Aug. 24 when the rocket's third-stage engine shut down prematurely. The third stage is almost identical to the one used by the Soyuz-FG booster that launches crews.

A successful launch should clear the way for a new three-person crew to launch Nov. 13. Any problems, and that flight would likely be postponed indefinitely.

The current three-person crew is due to return home Nov. 21, so the station would be left without people for the first time in 11 years if the next crew doesn't arrive before then.

The Progress 45 spacecraft is packed with 2.9 tons of food, fuel and supplies, including 1,653 pounds of propellant, 110 pounds of oxygen, 926 pounds of water and 3,108 pounds of maintenance gear, spare parts and experiment hardware.

1 comment:

charioteer said...

Total lies concerning man able to survive going to Mars. It would take a wall of water enveloping the spacecraft at least several meters thick, to protect the occupants from deadly cosmic rays.

Not to mention that it is an ongoing HEALTH HAZARD to anyone going into outer space. Why are we subjecting human beings to this madness? Oh yes, the "conquering of space, the final frontier" brainwashing of the 'baby boomers'...who are now in charge.

Doesn't it appear that all of NASA's posts are so glamorous and seeming well-intentioned? Think again. They have an agenda to militarize space with their warmongering technology, at the expense of our atmospheric envelope and all life that depends upon our 'ocean of air'.

At NASA's environmental cleanup page,, it says, "We take full responsibility for any problems caused by past practices and ensuring the protection of the environment and the health of the surrounding community."

That's all well and good, now what about the ongoing SOLID ROCKET FUEL program? Is this present technology ensuring the protection of the environment?

Here is the censored TRUTH of how NASA really salutes its veterans:

Float to space instead of rocketing there, and accomplish everything at a mere 25 miles altitude that was being done, 14X further, at 350 miles out.

Even the Space Station and Hubble Telescope would operate better at this altitude. Why? Because the highly toxic SOLID FUEL ROCKET BOOSTERS are left out of the equation.

With the commercialization of space looming, this toxic mess is going to EXPONENTIALLY increase with automation. Henry Ford went from one Model T to 250,000 Model T's in only six years.

Also, documentation of how Nazi turned into NASA, and still continues to wage war upon our environment.

What does HELEN CALDICOTT have to say about this ongoing insanity...endorsed by Obama?