Mc Zider, you old cynic - the HANGAR is in space orbiting the Earth.. Dear Oh dear...Does that mean that the International Space Station is in fact just in a hangar somewhere? And, if it is an International space station, does the said hangar travel from country to country, or is it in several countries at once and thus is merely an illusion?
Whatever . Totally lost again .Thanks Jen, an interesting read. So the Space Race will become commercial, great news - it could become a race again and that will possibly accelerate the progress of space exploration. The spin-offs in development should have earth-based benefits, whether true return on investment can be measured will be the real determining factor in the future of space exploration.
Quote source >> NASA - Space Shuttle UpdateExpedition 27 Commander Dmitry Kondratyev, NASA Flight Engineer Cady Coleman and European Space Agency Flight Engineer Paolo Nespoli will undock from the International Space Station at 5:15 p.m. EDT and will return to Earth inside their Soyuz TMA-20 spacecraft at 10:26 p.m. <E.D.T> Remaining on the station with the shuttle crew are three members of the Expedition 28 crew: Commander Andrey Borisenko, NASA astronaut Ron Garan and Russian cosmonaut Alexander Samokutyaev.