Discovery Launches! Now Let's Keep the Shuttles Launching...
Discovery Reaches for the Stars
Discovery's spectacular launch highlights the necessity to keep the shuttles flying to supply large items --such as cooling pump spares--to ISS and to provide heavy lift for possible missions to the Moon or an asteroid.
United Space Alliance's proposal to continue shuttle operations must be approved. Launches will be lower in cost than current operational costs, and this will greatly narrow the gap until other private launches are available. USA's proposal won't take business from Space X and others as the missions are entirely different.
Call the White House (202-456-1414) and Congress (202-224-3121) in support. Those with contacts in Congress and the White House are encouraged to promote this opportunity.