Go in peace for all mankind, but prepare for war

by | Oct 14, 2007 | NASA | 0 comments

While NASA is selecting the Space Shuttle crew for its STS-126 mission, according to Space.com, the US space agency’s flight readiness review for its upcoming 23 October launch for mission STS-120 is apparently making its way onto the internet care of NASASpaceflight.com.

While NASA organises itself for more International Space Station related missions, US president George W. Bush is allegedly giving the go-ahead for more space situational awareness, which I think means ways of spying on satellites and spacecraft already in orbit, but double check that with Aviation Week and Space Technology’s article about it all here.

Finally, Boeing is currently carrying out an in-orbit checkout for one of the US military’s newest toys, the Wideband Global [Satellite Communications] SATCOM spacecraft

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