Space Shuttle's Final Flight; Obama Admin transfers programs, scraps more U.S. jobs

-Posted by D.C. Worth, for Barbay (France & US)

Image: Atlantis Last Flight; Getty
"Take a picture quick, Marxists at the helm"

Space shuttle Atlantis lifted off from Launch Pad 39A at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida on the STS-132 mission to the International Space Station at 2:20 p.m. EDT on May 14. The third of five shuttle missions planned for 2010, this was the last planned launch for Atlantis. Read.

The Russian-built Mini Research Module-1, also known as Rassvet, or "dawn," (not to be confused with NASA's DAWN) will be delivered and it will provide additional storage space and a new docking port for Russian Soyuz and Progress spacecraft.

The laboratory will be attached to the bottom port of the station's Zarya module. The mission's three spacewalks will focus on storing spare components outside the station, including six batteries, a communications antenna and parts for the Canadian Dextre robotic arm... More.

Today's Links...
Latest OBAMA advisory panel scrap: Colorado-built spacecraft. #
WISE was built by Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. of Boulder and launched in December by United Launch Alliance of Centennial.

The NASA panel said WISE is expected to yield important results but that there is not enough justification to spend an estimated $6.5 million to extend the mission. Read.

Another NASA project scrapped by the Obama Administration...
(Just like unpopular Carter)

-Video: Bye-Bye, So Long... in Nov (and 2012!)

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