[FPSPACE] Shuttle ready to fly
agzak at optonline.net
Tue Jun 28 18:45:43 EDT 2005
On my way from work today, I heard a Public Radio report stating that NASA
Administrator requested Secretary of State to "amend" the law prohibiting
NASA purchases of the Russian hardware. Not sure if it also needs approval
of Congress and how soon it would take place, but sounded like an end to a
On 6/28/05 10:01 AM, "DSFPortree at aol.com" <DSFPortree at aol.com> wrote:
> Of course, it's not a safe vehicle to fly. No spacecraft is.
> Spaceflight isn't about being safe. You can ground yourself for years and fix
> everything imaginable, and something will eventually go wrong that you didn't
> think of. The same thing will happen with any Shuttle replacement. It's just
> part of the game.
> So, this statement that the Shuttle is "safe" is merely the replacement of
> the safety figleaf knocked off in February 2003. I wish we'd acknowledge that
> spaceflight is inherently dangerous yet worth doing.
> This isn't saying anything new, of course.
> David S. F. Portree
> Science writer & historian
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