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man on the moon
2003-Aug-06, 12:19 AM
http://www.cnn.com/2003/TECH/space/08/05/sprj.colu.shuttle.plans/index.html

tracer
2003-Aug-06, 01:53 AM
Bill Readdy, NASA's associate administrator for space flight, said the shuttle could be made to fly safely between March 11 and April 6.
Doesn't sound all that "solid" to me.

man on the moon
2003-Aug-06, 09:19 AM
well. more than it was before. sorry, didn't mean to post and run, i'm back now. (maybe i should have waited?) anyway, i know it isn't down to the minute, but it's definitely more exact than "sometime late next spring" or "in six months or so".

i hope it works for them. Challenger was three years in waiting, this will have been barely one. i wish them the best in getting off the ground!

tracer
2003-Aug-06, 03:41 PM
I hear this time they're going to protect the Shuttle by padding it with foam. :: rimshot ::

Doodler
2003-Aug-06, 09:01 PM
I hear this time they're going to protect the Shuttle by padding it with foam. :: rimshot ::


ugh, ok, I gotta find the smiley that has one head being whacked over the head by a dead fish by the other.

Seriously though, nice to see them moving forward again.