Friday, October 28, 2011

Rocket at pad for critical station cargo launch

A Russian rocket that will attempt to launch a critical cargo mission to the International Space Station on Sunday was rolled to its pad today in Kazakhstan.

Launch of the Soyuz-U rocket carrying a robotic Progress spacecraft, planned at 6:11 a.m. EDT Sunday, will be the first since a third-stage engine failure doomed an Aug. 24 Progress launch. NASA TV coverage begins at 6 a.m.

Sunday's launch from the Baikonur Cosmodrome must be a success to avoid the station being left without a crew next month.

Crews are launched atop the very similar Soyuz-FG booster.

If the cargo rocket performs properly, a crew of three astronauts and cosmonauts would plan to launch to the station Nov. 13, about a week before the current crew of three is due to return home on Nov. 21.

The Progress 45 vehicle is loaded with 2.9 tons of food, water, fuel and supplies. Another Progress is set to depart the station early Saturday to make room for its replacement.

IMAGE: At the Baikonur launch site, preparations continue for the launch of Progress M-13M cargo vehicle to the International Space Station. The Soyuz-U launch vehicle with Progress M-13M transport vehicle was rolled out from the integration building to the launch pad today. L-2 days activities have started. Credit: Energia

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.

And even if it's just Mars Rovers going there, WHAT IS THE POINT? Is it to further scientific research on a diverse array of Mars rocks?

Not to mention that it is an ongoing HEALTH HAZARD to anyone even going into outer space earth orbit. 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?