RE: Mir Today, Gone Tomorrow

Chuck Kuecker (
Wed, 02 Jun 1999 08:11:58 -0500

At 06:30 PM 6/2/99 +1000, Emlyn wrote:
>I'm buying a hard hat. Harmlessly dropping in the pacific sounds too
>much like raining fiery death on random bits of Australia.
>I hope they get funding to stay up there...

What would be the problem with boosting Mir to a HIGHER orbit? It took an enormous amount of energy to get it all up there - how much more would it take to preserve it for either future use or as a monument to the history of space exploration?

It looks to me like the powers that be would rather enjoy a fireworks disply costing billions than spend a few thousand to preserve. Remember Skylab!

Chuck Kuecker