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2022-09-26 11:03:54 PM  
Good.
 
2022-09-26 11:04:40 PM  
Discretion is the better part of valor, or something like that.
 
2022-09-26 11:15:48 PM  
Keep it there and charge people money to see the The Space Launch Statue to recoup the money wasted
 
2022-09-26 11:35:57 PM  
They Literally waited until the last moment.  I was worried this was going to be a case of "go fever", since the rollback prevents a launch this week, and likely delay the next launch attempt to November or later
 
2022-09-26 11:48:41 PM  

styckx: Keep it there and charge people money to see the The Space Launch Statue to recoup the money wasted


Going to 'Space Center, Houston' this weekend with some friends I haven't seen in a few years. Ship SLS to us to add to the Rocket Garden. Let it be a monument for "what we wanted" next to the SaturnV "what we did." There's no reason for that VAB to go to waste. I'd love to see a flight used RS5 in person, instead of trashing them in the ocean like this program plans to.

/no, I'm not still upset that we only got a replica Shuttle. Why does everyone assume that isn't right?!
 
2022-09-27 1:32:06 AM  
Guys, let's just stop launching from Florida altogether.  Or anywhere you get storms.  We have vast deserts for a reason.
 
2022-09-27 3:40:18 AM  
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2022-09-27 7:21:33 AM  
There was a shuttle mission that rolled back to the VAB to avoid a storm.  After it rolled back to the pad a second storm forced it to be rolled back again.
 
2022-09-27 5:15:55 PM  
Someone please clarify: Has Boeing ever carried astronauts into space for NASA?  Or is Space X the only outfit that does?
 
2022-09-27 6:12:46 PM  

flondrix: Someone please clarify: Has Boeing ever carried astronauts into space for NASA?  Or is Space X the only outfit that does?


Kinda but not really. They purchased Rockwell in 1996 and took over operations for the existing shuttle orbiters. They've long been involved in elements of manned flight (e.g. Saturn V first stage, ISS's Unity module) and have experience with unmanned flight (e.g. Delta rockets, X-37). SLS launches Orion which is made by Lockheed Martin. Starliner should have its first crewed flight next year on a Lockheed-designed vehicle (Atlas V) which is now produced and operated by ULA which is co-owned by Boeing and Lockheed.
 
2022-09-28 6:46:19 AM  

flondrix: Someone please clarify: Has Boeing ever carried astronauts into space for NASA?  Or is Space X the only outfit that does?


They are contracted to carry astronauts on their Starliner capsule but they are behind schedule and because it is a fixed-price contract they are losing loys of money.

Starliner should carry astronauts to the ISS either late this year or early next year. It will be launched on a ULA Atlas V.
 
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