[FPSPACE] USA Today: Columbia disaster stranded three men in space with 'no return ticket'
clj at panix.com
Wed Mar 21 11:54:45 EST 2007
On Tue, 20 Mar 2007 02:52:42 -0400, Jim Oberg <joberg at houston.rr.com> wrote:
> JimO: maybe we "don't recall" these alleged facts because -- well, because they weren't "facts". <grin>
> USA Today: Columbia disaster stranded three men in space with 'no return ticket'
> Book review: "A smart read. The narrative is lively and informed.. [Few Americans] recall that the [Columbia] tragedy
> strand[ed] two U.S. astronauts and one Russian cosmonaut aboard the International Space Station. For nearly six months and
> 250 miles above Earth, they had no return ticket."
> Too Far From Home: A Story of Life and Death in Space, By Chris Jones
You know, I've seen the phrase "we are all Jim Oberg" batted around, but sometimes, to me, it seems like we
all are Chris Jones. It appears this guy is giving my (our?) good name a bad name. He must not have been
much of a sportswriter either, if he's reduced to writing fantasy-dressed-up-as-fact.
Could have been worse, I suppose. My parents could have named me Jim. I would just die at the punch (or
kool-aid) lines I'd be subjected to THEN.
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