Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Shuttle program slips into the danger zone

The Space Shuttle program is getting old, and dangerous. A launch scheduled for today was scrubbed due to a fuel leak. But Pound360 is surprised the Shuttle is making it to the launch pad at all. Two of the three remaining shuttles were built in the eighties. Using these creaky old buckets to soar into space is "like using an 8-track player in the age of iTunes," said an NBC Nightly News report. The Shuttles are so old and worn out it's "very doubtfulthat NASA can complete the 10 missions it has scheduled before the shuttles are retired in less than two years"…

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I started pound360 to channel my obsession with vitamins, running and the five senses. Eventually, I got bored focusing on all that stuff, so I came back from a one month hiatus in May of 2007 (one year after launching Pound360) and broadened my mumblings here to include all science.