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# 11
03-09-2011, 08:40 AM
Someone commented to me that there would never be another shuttle flight after Columbia broke up, that no-one intelligent enough to go would take the risk.

I said, even if they say 'We have no clue what happened, it could happen again next flight, and we're going in 2 months' they'd have trained, knowledgeable and intelligent about the risk Astronauts lined up from Houston to Dallas.
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# 12
03-09-2011, 08:43 AM
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Originally Posted by copperhamster View Post
Someone commented to me that there would never be another shuttle flight after Columbia broke up, that no-one intelligent enough to go would take the risk.

I said, even if they say 'We have no clue what happened, it could happen again next flight, and we're going in 2 months' they'd have trained, knowledgeable and intelligent about the risk Astronauts lined up from Houston to Dallas.
Like Kirk said in one epsidoe "Gentlemen, Risk IS our Business" Astronauts go up knownign full well, teh risks involved.
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# 13
03-09-2011, 08:44 AM
The wisdom I question isn't in trying again. It's using spacecraft as old as they are and it's in canceling our space program. At least we still have SETI, and that for me was more a concern of detecting Near-Earth objects. It would blow to get killed at random by something we coulda slagged with warheads.
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# 14
03-09-2011, 08:47 AM
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The wisdom I question isn't in trying again. It's using spacecraft as old as they are and it's in canceling our space program. At least we still have SETI, and that for me was more a concern of detecting Near-Earth objects. It would blow to get killed at random by something we coulda slagged with warheads.
Or Bruce Willis even They can See Florida now!
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# 15
03-09-2011, 08:50 AM
Any species confined to one habitat is endangered.
Earth = 1 habitat.
Humans = Endangered species.

On a lighter note: Witnesses Waltz.
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# 16
03-09-2011, 08:53 AM
Freakin'-A HUD-Cam!
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# 17
03-09-2011, 08:55 AM
On at the 180!! 3 minutes to touchdown @ 440mph!!
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# 18
03-09-2011, 08:57 AM
And that's a wrap. Off to the Smithsonian with it once it cools off.
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# 19
03-09-2011, 08:58 AM
Touchdown was beautiful.

Welcome home Discovery.
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# 20
03-09-2011, 08:59 AM
Yay! It landed safely!

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Originally Posted by copperhamster View Post
Someone commented to me that there would never be another shuttle flight after Columbia broke up, that no-one intelligent enough to go would take the risk.
From a totally different perspective....

Birds are colorful to embrace risk. Predators can see them better when they stand out from the foliage. The lady birds look over at the brightly colored male birds and thinks "Wow, that guy is so obnoxiously bright and the predators *still* can't catch him. He must have great genes... You! Toucan! Come have my babies!!"

Humans are the same way. If a man goes to a cubicle and survives, meh. Meanwhile, if a man orbits the Earth and comes back....
....
Hort has a new career idea!
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