end of the space station, so soon?

From: Ed Cannon (edcannonsat@yahoo.com)
Date: Mon Jul 20 2009 - 04:26:10 UTC

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    They haven't even finished it yet, but in Friday's
    Wall Street Journal (July 17, page A11) it says,
    "The International Space Station already is slated 
    for de-orbit and demolition in 2016, NASA's space
    station program manager, Michael T. Suffredini,
    said this week."  (That's in an article that's 
    mainly about the Mars Spirit rover.)
    I don't think that is a topic for a discussion on
    the list, but it seemed worth mentioning since it
    will certainly impact visual observing whenever the
    time comes -- and the same with the termination of 
    space shuttle flights in a couple of years or so.  
    Ed Cannon - Austin, Texas, USA
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