Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Space

http://www.afspc.af.mil/news1/story.asp?id=123448597

The United States Air Force launched the X37B again.  This is a long duration space flight robot craft that is used for experimental military purposes.  The use of space for military purposes is going on all the time, yet we seldom hear about it.

President Obama foolishly stopped our Space Shuttle program so we had no way to send manned missions into space; there was no replacement ready.  He claimed it would be a short window and that we would have a replacement vehicle within a few years.

It's been five years since the scheduled retirement of the Space Shuttle and there is no replacement on the horizon.  We are still stuck with having the Russians fly Americans to the International Space Station.  We were also using Russian rockets to fly our unmanned missions until recently.  The US needs to build it's own reusable rockets, our own space station and send a man to Mars; that's the view from the Hysterical Right Wing.

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