Gregory G. H. Rihn (milwaukeesfs) wrote,
Gregory G. H. Rihn
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Space Shuttle Repairs

Are they nuts?

I understand the decision to bring the space shuttle back early due to weather considerations. I understand that any spacewalk is risky. I absolutely cannot understand the decision to bring the shuttle back without attempting the repair to the heat shield tiles. It seems to me that there is far less potential risk in the repair job than in not doing it. I hope I am wrong, but the consequences of a wrong guess on NASA’s part here will be catastrophic in a number of ways. If I were an astronaut up there, I be saying, “hell no, I’m not coming down until we’ve fixed it.”
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