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Old 04-19-2012, 08:10 PM
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http://waynehale.wordpress.com/2012/...ost-discovery/

I've consistently said NASA's time is a ruined culture of political games and between administration juggling for some time. It's lead to a lot of incompetent moves but when I read this article on yet another near disaster that could have been avoid my heart fell...

It's good the program is over...
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I remember seeing that live on nasa-tv and wondering why nobody commented on it as it happened...
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Sometimes the more you don't know the better about transportation.
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I had wondered what the problem was with that foam. That makes sense. Thanks for sharing.
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During this time period individuals in NASA began calling the Shuttle Program dangerous. As though it were unpredictable. But the problem with Challenger was a launch in cold weather that should have never have happened. Columbia was destroyed because of foam separation that was detected on the very first launch in 1980...flagged as "dangerous" and then promptly ignored for the next 20 years.

Discovery caught a break from incompetent decision the program tended to make. This concept of keeping NASA going just to create jobs that's been going on in the Houston area is disturbing to me. It was reduced the effectiveness and efficiency of the entire program allow a pretty standard-less approach to some issues like progress and in some cases safety.

People don't have to die to learn important lessons in safety.
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Columbia, not Challenger.
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Got it, thanks.
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