Peter 'Happy' Thomas (happypete) wrote,
Peter 'Happy' Thomas

Textbook landing

I strongly doubt that's the last Shuttle flight--especially now that they've got a possible cause of the misbehaving foam. I haven't read the details, but apparently a pre-launch repair or inspection task may have resulted in that section of the foam being compressed. It's quite possible that this "grounding" won't even delay the next planned flight. Hmm...I just googled this a little, and it looks like that area was a known possible "trouble spot" that was not redesigned, because it's risk was perceived to be lower than other, more criticial, problems.

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    photognome died of heart failure yesterday. I don't have words right now.

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