Sunday, October 30, 2011

With Progress in orbit, crewed flights set to resume

A Russian cargo spacecraft was safely deployed in orbit this morning, setting the stage for the launch of a new crew to the International Space Station in two weeks.

A Soyuz-U booster blasted off from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan at 6:11 a.m. EDT today, launching a Progress vehicle for the first time since an early third-stage engine shutdown doomed a mission Aug. 24.

No problems were reported this time with the nearly nine-mintue climb to orbit.

"Today went like a dream, by the book," said NASA TV commentator Rob Navias.

The Progress 45 spacecraft is loaded with nearly three tons of food, water, fuel and supplies. It's scheduled to dock at the station's Pirs compartment at 7:40 a.m. EDT Wednesday.

Meanwhile, NASA astronaut Dan Burbank and two Russian cosmonauts, Anatoly Ivanishin and Anton Shkaplerov, on Monday will head from their Russian training center to Bainkonur to get ready for a late Nov. 13 launch.

Their Soyuz spacecraft launches on a similar booster to the one used by Progress vehicles, and wouldn't have been cleared to fly if today's launch experienced any setbacks.

A Nov. 13 launch of the new crew would ensure that the station remains continuously staffed, with no interruption when the current three-person crew returns to Earth Nov. 21.

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?