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Message 712878 - Posted: 15 Feb 2008, 10:43:59 UTC

STS-123 on Endeavour and STS-124 on Discovery are slated for lift-off on 11 March and 24 April, respectively, although "any decision on those launch dates will take place after the current STS-122 mission lands".

The remaining 2008 gig dates are:

* 28 August: Atlantis (STS-125) to service the Hubble Space Telescope
* 16 October: Endeavour (STS-126) to deliver equipment to the International Space Station
* 4 December: Discovery (STS-119) to deliver the final set of solar arrays to the station

Full article HERE & NASAs launch manifest HERE

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Message 712917 - Posted: 15 Feb 2008, 13:00:31 UTC

OK. Columbus laboratory is slated to stay active ten years from now. Who will bring up scientists and bring them back after 2010?
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Message 712929 - Posted: 15 Feb 2008, 13:15:08 UTC - in response to Message 712917.

OK. Columbus laboratory is slated to stay active ten years from now. Who will bring up scientists and bring them back after 2010?
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Well it won't be the UK, because our Government have severely underfunded Space Exploration for years!


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Message 712935 - Posted: 15 Feb 2008, 13:49:05 UTC

Then it is simply junk.
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Message 713003 - Posted: 15 Feb 2008, 17:02:17 UTC - in response to Message 712935.

Then it is simply junk.


Why? Russia will still be visiting the ISS won't they? They'll take Astronauts from other countries up with them.

I can see what you mean though. Why did Europe leave it so late - right before America are pulling out of the ISS.

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Message 713018 - Posted: 15 Feb 2008, 17:34:00 UTC - in response to Message 713003.

Then it is simply junk.


Why? Russia will still be visiting the ISS won't they? They'll take Astronauts from other countries up with them.

I can see what you mean though. Why did Europe leave it so late - right before America are pulling out of the ISS.

Yes,true, but Soyuz carry only three people and one of them must be a pilot. Columbus can host three scientists at a time. I am afraid there will be problems in ferrying them up and they are not necessarily astronauts. Maybe China could help, they have put people in space too.
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