Keith's note: JSC used to be so proud of its X-38 program. Not any more. The X-38 V-201 orbital test vehicle is currently sitting atop its ground mobility carrier outside at JSC behind Building 49. It is totally exposed to the elements and sitting next to a trash dumpster. You can even see it in Google Maps. Click on images to enlarge.
C'mon JSC. How much would it cost someone to go to Home Depot at lunch time to buy one of those blue tarps everyone in Houston uses on their roofs after a hurricane? Why not donate this X-38 to Space Center Houston if you can't think of anything better to do with it than to park it outside next to a dumpster?
JSC got all upset about not getting a Space Shuttle and yet this is how they treat a spacecraft they built all by themselves?
- JSC Is Abandoning NASA History, earlier post
- More History To Be Destroyed in Huntsville, earlier post
- The Continued Rotting of Skylab, earlier post
- X-38 Put in Storage at Johnson Space Center, earlier post