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    What the hell is up with these people these days? They wanna launch the shuttle, no wait, well maybe, we’re not sure yet. Hell, main tank insulation has a crack in it! I wouldn’t fly it!

    I've never seen NASA act like this. Are they under some outside pressure to launch, perhaps?
     
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    I thought Shuttle delays were commonplace,
    and I sure as hell do not want to send one up
    with a cracked anything.
     
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    Scuttled launches are so commonplace that they no longer keep track of how many there are.

    NASA is paranoid, they no longer are willing to take risks in order to advance...
     
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    paranoid Nahhh, causus Another one would shut em down.
    This should be routine now. But they lost a piece of foam off the main fuel tank due to ice during defueling. I’m sure you recall that foam is what damaged the Columbia.

    Paranoid? Nahhh, Cautious another one for the same reason would shut em down.
     
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    During the first 15 years there never was foam at all present at the launches... Hmmm... I wonder if we simply removed the foam if we'd still have the issues? There is also the matter of the CFC producing foam that caused no problems, it was only when they started using the stiffer non-CFC producing foam that they started having these issues.... There are several things they could do to fix the "problem". Paranoid is a better description than "cautious".
     
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    Hey my edit thingy is gone..:dunno:

    Nevermind, it's back..sorta.
     
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    Thanks for the link, I don't got audio, though.

    So I am a bit confused about the Maya ruins
    and the global-warming-induced disappearance
    of the rain forest.

    I guess I don't need audio if the message is that NASA
    is now producing global warming PR when I am not sure
    it should be involved in the issue as such an advocate.

    It definitely should be devoting more of its resources to
    enforcing quality assurance on its fuel tank suppliers.

    NASA has been notorious for producing Sunday Funnies
    cartoon level PR crap, and missing shit like the chromatic aberration
    of the Hubble mirror.

    Speaking of the Hubble, I think we have had another mirror,
    defect-free, warhoused for since before the defective one
    was put in orbit. I hope we can make use of this warhoused
    mirror some day. If NASA hasn't allowed it to deteriorate in
    storage, that is.

    An honest to God bar room buddy of mine says his brother
    has a big job with NASA. Like way the hell up there big.

    I have only had one or two conversations with him involving NASA.
    Next time I run into him I will try to develop more information about
    Maya ruins, and that spare mirror.
     
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    repeat of press brief on now viking..same link.
     

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