Wednesday, August 30, 2006

NASA Gives Up on Reusable Spacecraft



So NASA has decided to throw in the towel on reusable spaceships, apparently disheartened enough by some Space Shuttel failures to return to the old rocket-and-capsule model. Not sure what they're thinking, since the idea of having to build so much extra hardware and then ditch it seems odd to me. Why not, instead, fix the problems with the shuttles or build better shuttles?

More (courtesy Yahoo)

1 comment:

Aurelius said...

Why don't they just use the Falcon? It's the fastest hunk of junk in the galaxy. Made the Kessel Run in twelve parsecs, I've heard