Saturday, February 2, 2013

Did NASA know that Columbia was doomed?

Sad story. But I wonder if NASA is placing "diversity" as a priority over safety. I suppose that question does not matter now as we no longer have manned (or should that be personed?) space travel.

A NASA flight director has revealed that personnel on the ground knew in 2003 that the Space Shuttle Columbia would not likely survive re-entry, but chose not to inform the vessel’s crew. According to an ABC News report from Thursday, when faced with the choice of letting the astronauts die trying to come home or leaving them to orbit until their air ran out, high-ranking NASA officials chose to let the Columbia crew die in ignorance of what was to befall them.
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The glory days of NASA. Back when they had the Right Stuff:

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