SU-O1 May 2012.-( Photos Courtesy NASA)
Last year it was scandal when President Obama decide to interrupt the NASA Shuttle program STS (Space Transportation System) due uncontrolled spending which went far away from the original budget established in 1981, when NASA had estimated that the program would cost $7.45 billion ($43 billion in 2011 dollars, adjusting for inflation) but the real price went orbital when the Per-launch costs can be measured by dividing the total cost over the life of the program (including buildings, facilities, training, salaries, etc.) by the number of launches.
With 134 missions, and the total cost of US$192 billion (in 2010 dollars), this gives approximately $1.5 billion per launch over the life of one of the most extraordinary and valuable NASA program.
Then because of the great accomplishments and remarkable contributions the STS Shuttle did also as the only one Space Transportation till now, for more at least of 5 scientists at once, without consider the expenses, media spread the word that NASA will close or even disappear.
Commercial TV networks and general media still don’t get to know what NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) is really about..
Within 15 locations between facilities, laboratories and Space Centers available to visitors; the leader in Space exploration in the world NASA is a scientific research institution about uncountable sectors such as: Aeronautics: pioneers and creators of new flight technologies that improve the ability to explore the space, which also have practical applications on commercial air transportation.
Human Exploration and Operations are focuses in the International Space Station beyond low Earth orbit.
In Science: explores the Earth, Solar System and the universe beyond; and reaps the benefits on Earth and space exploration for society.In the early 21st century, NASA reach spans the universe.
The Mars Exploration Rover is still studying the red planet after the arrival of its twin Spirit in 2004. Cassini is another spacecraft in orbit around Saturn, and planned to get back in earth on 2017 and the same Juno makes its way to Jupiter.
The restored and most powerful Space Telescope Hubble in the Universe continues to explore the deepest reaches of the cosmos.
With the building and amplified International Space Station, NASA is extending the permanent human presence in space; at this day the ISS is fully staffed with a crew of six scientists, and American astronauts will continue to live and work in space 24 hours in the 365 days a year.
Part of the U.S. portion of the station has been designated as a national laboratory, and NASA is committed to using this unique resource for scientific research.
Earth Science satellites are sending back unprecedented data on Earth’s oceans, climate and other features that are helping us in our daily basis.
NASA’s aeronautics team is working with other government organizations, universities, and industry to fundamentally improve the air transportation, experience and retain USA leadership in global aviation.
The end of the Space Shuttle Program never meant the end of NASA or even of NASA sending humans into space. NASA has a robust program of exploration, technology development and scientific research that will last for years to come.
Right now NASA finest teams are getting ready for extreme training in the deep Ocean in Florida. NASA Extreme Environment Mission Operations (NEEMO) missions will continue on June 11, 2012.
It will build on lessons learned from 2011’s NEEMO 15 mission and test innovative solutions to engineering challenges allowing astronauts in the exploration on asteroids.
Moreover NASA is designing and building the capabilities to send humans to explore the Solar System, NASA teams are working toward a goal of set humans to discover form insight the red planet.
In the process of modernization NASA includes commercial companies who are in the same page of scientific research and pass the same levels of commitment, this private companies are well on their way to providing cargo and crew flights to the ISS, as is happening today with “SpaceX” the first private vehicle that transport their “Dagon”.
A capsule of provisions to the International Space Station allowing NASA to focus its attention on the next steps into our Solar System.
Meanwhile NASA is researching ways to design and build aircraft that are safer, more fuel-efficient, quieter, and environmentally responsible.
NASA is conducting an unprecedented array of science missions that will seek more knowledge and understanding of Earth, the Solar System and the Universe.
And in the process humans gets a great deal of benefits of it, such: Satellite communications that allow us to get in touch with amazing personal devices around the world.
Even the vain sunglasses are result of the UVA protection sophisticated glasses technology used by the Astronauts helmets and now that creation works in our benefit and protection to our health.
NASA develops every day amazing technology to help improve everything from better household fans to stronger ceramics for dentistry.
Now you know NASA never was nor will be on sale…
NASA is on Fire!
NASA it is rejuvenating with new strategic to include the private sector and still hiring fine, healthy, disciplined, genius in so many areas of expertise, people who can live the high standard of knowledge, integrity to become a team player with the best people in the world and to keep the goal of be part of the leadership in the exploration of the Universe for the benefits of humanity.
As result, NASA’s technologies work for everybody here on Earth, is solving everyday problems, saving lives, creating jobs and making a better existence in the planet.
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