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Shuttle Atlantis Docks With International Space Station For the Last Time

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  • Here's an idea... (Score:4, Interesting)

    by jeffmeden (135043) on Sunday July 10, 2011 @03:21PM (#36713362) Homepage Journal

    Why not just leave the shuttle there? It went up with just 4 astronauts, surely a soyuz capsule can bring them back. Let's just leave the shuttle there as a large-scale escape pod and science area. Why not do that with all the shuttles? Do we really need that many of them showing up in museums? Is the shuttle any less space-worth over the long term than the rest of the ISS?

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