The International Space Station (ISS)

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    NASA has cancelled an all women spacewalk because they can only offer one suit that would fit them.
    https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/tanyachen/nasa-women-space-walk-suits-sexism

    www.youtube.com/watch?v=tKpcJKSLxpY
     
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    Trash is a major issue aboard the ISS. My understanding is they even discard their clothes because they have no way of washing them.
    NASA Announces Trashy Award-Winning Ideas for Cleaning Space Station
     
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    It would be nice to have a space shuttle program once more to support the space station...

    NASA Live

    Today's successful launch of Northrop Grumman's Cygnus spacecraft that will deliver ~7,600 pounds of science & supplies to the Space Station.

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    The Cygnus supply capsule arrived at the ISS.
    Cygnus supply ship delivers 3.8-ton cargo load to International Space Station – Spaceflight Now

    www.youtube.com/watch?v=xuQp8T8M2vE
     
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    Clever idea, just don't push the engines too much...

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    The ISS was a colossal waste of time and money.

    We should have done a "US only" space station. Much cheaper and more control.

    What is worse is that in 2026 we are going to deorbit it because nobody is willing to pay to support it.
     
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    Probably should have added that we should have created a space station with at least one centrifuge element if not the whole station.

    We know zero G isn't good for people, why keep proving it?
     
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    why even have space stations at all?
    focus on the moon or mars
     
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    It depends on what you are doing.

    If you want to send a spacecraft to Mars you would want to do final assembly in space.

    Moon has some advantages - the gravity would mitigation some of the problems zero-G causes.

    Payload fraction taking off from earth is about 5%.

    Payload fraction taking off from the Moon is over 50%.
     
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