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Date: 07/09/11 12:00 PM

34 Responses to All 134 NASA Space Shuttle Launches

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    condor335 Male 18-29
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    July 8, 2011 at 4:40 pm
    Link: All 134 NASA Space Shuttle Launches - Edited sequence of the entire shuttle mission program--only the money shots.
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    Deviros Male 18-29
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    July 9, 2011 at 12:21 pm
    The conspiracist in me can`t help but wonder if NASA is stopping the shuttle because they have something else up their sleeve - or some other secret project going on.

    Course, it could be that I just saw Gen Hammond from stargate playing Scully`s father on the x-files on netflix two seconds ago...
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    Revolutioniz Male 18-29
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    July 9, 2011 at 1:02 pm
    Maybe they`ve secretly completed the space elevator!!! commercials trips to space for civilians! WOOOHHH!!
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    cyborg Male 13-17
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    July 9, 2011 at 1:27 pm
    i`m going to miss space travel
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    xCYBERDYNEx Male 18-29
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    July 9, 2011 at 1:34 pm
    @Deviros LMAO!

    Were going to be screwed when an asteroid the size of Texas hurdles towards earth and Morgan Freeman doesn`t have any space shuttles to strap his nukes too.
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    inversegrav Male 30-39
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    July 9, 2011 at 1:35 pm
    So much for the hopes all the sci fi games and movies gave me.
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    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
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    July 9, 2011 at 1:55 pm
    Love the photos of the takeoff in the dark
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    vetteguy007 Male 18-29
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    July 9, 2011 at 1:58 pm
    The title should have read "134 of NASA`s Successful Space Shuttle Launches" This didn`t account for the two that didn`t make it.
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    Deviros Male 18-29
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    July 9, 2011 at 2:18 pm
    @Cyberdyne: lol - hadn`t thought about that - The end of the shuttle is the end of us all!
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    Rick_S Male 40-49
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    July 9, 2011 at 2:25 pm
    "The title should have read "134 of NASA`s Successful Space Shuttle Launches" This didn`t account for the two that didn`t make it."

    Only one was lost during take-off. The other was lost during re-entry.
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    username3415 Male 18-29
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    July 9, 2011 at 2:47 pm
    well even though the space program is ending you can still fly in space in the afterlife if you convert.
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    Oldfrt Male 50-59
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    July 9, 2011 at 2:51 pm
    I worked on the Shuttle program for 16 years(`83-`99). Fun as it was, it is past time the shuttle retires. Safety is too big of a concern now.
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    lemmingboy15 Male 18-29
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    July 9, 2011 at 2:55 pm
    @vetteguy007, at 0:21 that was challenger.
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    vetteguy007 Male 18-29
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    July 9, 2011 at 2:59 pm
    Obviously I didn`t pay too much attention to the video nor have kept up with NASA space shuttle launches. Thanks for the clarification.
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    vulture19 Male 30-39
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    July 9, 2011 at 3:21 pm
    An awesome chapter in space travel has ended, and I don`t want to downplay that, but...

    Isn`t this also a pretty cool homage to how cameras have evolved over the past thirty years?
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    tommy2X4 Male 50-59
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    July 9, 2011 at 3:31 pm
    NASA was a great waste of money. Oh but it gave us micro wave ovens and teflon. In 50 years?!?! Where is my ray-gun, robot butler and flying car, huh?!
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    Angilion Male 40-49
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    July 9, 2011 at 4:10 pm
    Maybe they`ve secretly completed the space elevator!!!

    It would be a bit challenging to keep a lift 200 miles high secret :)

    It`s an awesome idea, but we`re not going to be seeing it any time soon.
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    Squrlz4Sale Male 40-49
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    July 9, 2011 at 4:38 pm
    tommy2X4: NASA`s budget has always been small, and that`s one agency that`s returned far more than was put into it. Consider that NASA`s 2011 budget is $19B USD. That`s about the amount of money we currently spend in less than three weeks on war. Or to put it another way: NASA`s current annual budget is about one half of one percent of federal spending (0.6%). Personally, I`d rather more of my tax dollars went to NASA and other science-based programs and fewer went to war.
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    Revolutioniz Male 18-29
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    July 9, 2011 at 4:40 pm
    @Angilion i know.. lol one can dream though, one can dream..
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    Rizel Male 18-29
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    July 9, 2011 at 5:17 pm
    "NASA was a great waste of money."

    No. No, it wasn`t.
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    chickiesue86 Male 70 & Over
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    July 9, 2011 at 5:50 pm
    if we did find intelligent life on other planets they would call us dumbasses for figuring out how to reach them before figuring out how to solve some of our more pressing issues here.
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    Squrlz4Sale Male 40-49
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    July 9, 2011 at 6:01 pm
    @chickiesue86: The opposite of what you posit seems more likely. What if, in discovering intelligent life on another planet, we found solutions to some of our pressing issues here? In the course of getting a man on the Moon, technologies were discovered, or greatly accelerated, that made possible the miniaturization of electronics and the PC industry, the internet, weather satellites, and GPS, for starters. Who`s to say that further space exploration might not provide solutions to, for example, climate change?
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    danthew Male 18-29
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    July 9, 2011 at 8:04 pm
    If we could be bothered we could get to Mars. That pisses me off. If we don`t do it in my lifetime I`m going to die an angry angry man.
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    danthew Male 18-29
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    July 9, 2011 at 8:07 pm
    @chickiesue86 The two aren`t mutually exclusive. Reaching an alien civilisation doesn`t require us to give up on the problems on Earth. If anything there`d be a uniting of Earthicans in mutual mistrust and apprehension of the Zorbians from Virgil 7.
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    coldCanuck Male 13-17
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    July 9, 2011 at 8:43 pm
    "NASA was a great waste of money."

    Yeah if you say investing 1 dollar into nasa and it returning 7 back into the american economy was a waste. Evrything in your life was helped by this organization, baby food, sports bras, calculators, water purifiers, fireproofing materials, smoke detectors are just a few, it`s people like you that have this group losing money.
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    coldCanuck Male 13-17
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    July 9, 2011 at 8:44 pm
    Also now that NASA is gone, Earth is gonna get a solid zerg rush
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    Guy6870 Male 13-17
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    July 9, 2011 at 9:21 pm
    It is sad to see this program go. It`s hard to believe we had been using the same vehicle tech for the last 30 years... oh well, still beats what the Russians are using.
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    GasMaskKid Male 18-29
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    July 9, 2011 at 10:40 pm
    coldCanuck is right, the NASA program was way more important than pretty much any other American program. Just imagine the things we could accomplish if we turned our attention from the drating war to space exploration.
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    8BitHero Male 18-29
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    July 10, 2011 at 2:39 am
    Cool
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    crivvens Male 40-49
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    July 10, 2011 at 4:33 am
    @Guy6870 - Your Astronauts will be using what the Russians have lol
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    kilroyradio Male 60-69
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    July 10, 2011 at 7:12 pm
    @tommy2X4

    That is what you want for a space program!? Get your priorities straight! A ray-gun? You have to be kidding me.
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    number43 Male 70 & Over
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    July 11, 2011 at 8:43 am
    @Crivvens,

    I suppose we could use your countries equipment too.



    @vetteguy007,
    What are you talking about Challenger was in there. And if the 2nd "failed" launch you`re referring to is Columbia that burned up on reentry it launched successfully.
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    ohplease Male 50-59
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    July 11, 2011 at 8:57 am
    I was in Florida once for a shuttle launch, you really have to be there to appreciate it. I sure hope we have the next gen` in the pipe somewhere. Bottom line, we have to get our DNA off this rock before we make it uninhabitable.
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    number43 Male 70 & Over
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    July 11, 2011 at 9:32 am
    @ohplease,

    The Earth will be happy to oblige your request to remove us from the planet before it`s uninhabitable. It was here long before us, survived meteor strikes, radiation, unknown species crapping all over it, and the blackness of space. We will be forgotten as quickly as myspace.

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