The one thing I felt was not adequately covered is how could they have launched all of the exploration missions plus launched and assembled the Endurance in secret. With 12 hub modules, the docking module, all of the linking structures and I assume multiple launches of assembly crews, we're talking maybe at least 100 launches. The ISS required over 115 launches on five different types of launch vehicles to construct and it is relatively small and simple compared to Endurance.
The launch of rockets powerful enough to transport entire modules to even LEO would be both seen and heard for many miles. I've read that Space Shuttle launches could be seen from at least 400 miles away and heard from at least 300 miles away. So why didn't anyone notice?
Last edited by cctvtech; 04-04-2015 at 03:31 PM.