Space; The Final Frontier

Nope. Not a post about Star Trek, although I loved the original series.

This post was inspired by a news item in Time Magazine about what happens with the Space Station now that the shuttles no longer fly.

international space stationSeems the U.S. has a deal with the Russians, who these days are happy to sell them seats aboard their workhorse Soyuz, a booster that first flew in 1966 and has since logged 745 safe launches against just 21 failures.

But there was a serious failure recently during an unmanned Soyuz flight and 2 tons of cargo was lost.

In the meantime, U.S. interests, both public and private, move forward on plans to put new services into action.

If you are interested, see the link to Time above, or visit NASA’s International Space Station page.