Cariann, you are absolutely right about NASA. I could understand not naming Node 3 after a person who is alive. However, NASA should have named the Node 3 “Serenity” because it received the second-most votes. Why ask the public for its opinion? Bad, bad PR by NASA.
Just wondering: this episode was 2.12. According to the calendar the next one will be 2.14. Superstitious? 😉
Best regards from Austria, Marcus aka RocketFan
Oops, actually just me mis-numbering the shows. It has been corrected.
A study that was started before Griffin left NASA has just been completed. According to the NASA Watch website: “It is claimed the study was called for by Mr Griffin, in order to disprove growing references that an EELV could close the gap between shuttle retirement and the first manned flight of Orion (Orion 2), currently scheduled for March 2015”
NASA Watch goes made the following statement about the study’s results: “A study by the Aerospace Corporation, conducted at the request of NASA to disprove the viability of an option to switch Orion to an alternative Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle (EELV), has found both the Atlas V Heavy and Delta IV Heavy are capable of launching Orion on both ISS and Lunar missions. Meanwhile, former NASA administrator Mike Griffin once again dismissed all alternatives to Ares I as unviable, due to the efforts already spent on Constellation.”
The full article on this report is here: http://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2009/04/study-eelv-capable-orion-role-griffin-claims-alternatives-fiction/
Sorry, I mistyped the name of source in the above posting. The website is NASA Space Flight. Not NASA Watch. I should stop doing these posts when I’m pushed for time!
I just read the guest list on the ISDC site and got total fangirl shivers.
Are any similar events happening in New York City soon? I’d love to go to Florida, but I’m still a student and that just can’t happen at the moment.
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