[FPSPACE] Columbia crew / helicopter crash
jeoberg at comcast.net
Fri Jan 2 15:07:23 EST 2009
Jens, I suspect these comments indicate you're
still working on the New Year's 'glog', the potion
that my grandparents from Goteborg taught us how
to make, once we were 21. Svenske anti-freeze, it sure
was. We had to flame off the alcohol vapors rising from
the broth before it was safe to drink.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Jens Kieffer-Olsen" <dstdba at post4.tele.dk>
To: <fpspace at friends-partners.org>
Sent: Friday, January 02, 2009 1:58 PM
Subject: Re: [FPSPACE] Columbia crew / helicopter crash
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Mgr. Antonín Vítek, CSc. [mailto:avitek at lib.cas.cz]
> Sent: Friday, January 02, 2009 8:29 AM
> > If memory serves, in addition to Columbia's crew, two pilots were lost
> > the Columbia debris recovery effort. I can't find a link to their names,
> > but IMO NASA's incompetence in handling the Columbia emergency
> > killed them as surely as it killed Columbia's crew. Perhaps someone
> > here might remember what they're names were, and know something
> > about the friends and family they left behind. Those men deserve more
> > than to be forgotten.
> See e.g.
> Mgr. Antonin Vitek, CSc.
Your link reveals the following pearl:
"The entire FEMA family expresses our condolences to the families of Jules
F. 'Buzz' Mier, Jr. and Charles Krenek who died yesterday in the accident.
Our prayers for a speedy recovery are also with those who were injured,"
I suppose it's fair to assume that the 'entire FEMA family' comprises all
the anonymous gals and guys, who - as depicted in Deep Impact - stand
in the frontline to organize VIP resettlement in underground shelters,
a premature comet og asteroid pay a sudden visit?
But then, why should such a calamity happen? Brahma ( or God, or Allah if
you like ) has looked after us pretty well for the better part of a century
so isn't He obliged to do so for a little bit longer?
But then again, in 1755 the Great Lisbon Earthquake shocked all of
who at the time were under the - apparently false - impression that they
'the best of all worlds'.
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