Thursday, September 18, 2008

Thirteen Shuttle Flights 2010-2015

From a hardware standpoint, the space shuttle fleet could technicallyfly until 2015, involving up to 13 extra flights - that's the result of the opening findings from the on-going extension assessment.
Several options - all based around flying two orbiters past 2010, with the support of an ISS "lifeboat" - have been created, although the forward plan of extending the Iran/North Korea/Syria Agreement (INKSA) waiver, to utilize the Russian Soyuz, remains the favored approach.
Read more HERE.

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