View Full Version : NASA Names Crew for Rescue Mission or Potential Added Shuttle Flight

2010-Sep-14, 11:30 PM
NASA announced the names of the four astronauts who will make up the crew of STS-335, the rescue mission that would fly only if there is a problem with the current final scheduled shuttle flight, Endeavour’s STS-134 mission. Additionally, the four crew members will prepare for the “final final” shuttle flight is added to the [...]

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2010-Sep-15, 03:56 AM
I noticed taht the entire crew are veteran flyers, not rookies. You would think that they would let at leas a couple of rookies to fly. There are some rookie astronauts up for a long wait for their ride.

2010-Sep-16, 12:14 AM
The key word is "rescue" there. You want experience on an emergency flight.