Dordain on ISS Transportation PolicyJune 21, 2011 at 11:13 am | Posted in Space Law | Leave a comment
by P.J. Blount with the blog faculty
Source – The Telegraph:
European space chief: International Space Station in ‘chaos’
By Nick Collins
12:35PM BST 21 Jun 2011
Jean-Jacques Dordain, director general of the ESA, claimed that while the space station itself has been a “splendid success”, it was being severely hampered by the chaotic approach to project planning.
A lack of discussion between national space authorities means that, from July, Russia will be the only country with a system that can carry astronauts to and from the International Space Station (ISS) due to the phase-out of the US space shuttle.
Speaking at the Paris Air Show on Monday, Mr Dordain said: “”We are not in a very comfortable situation, and that’s just a euphemism.
“The biggest lesson from the international space station programme is entirely the lack of a joint transportation policy. . . . [Full Story]