Saturday, July 01, 2006

Rocket Science Just Isn't What It Used To Be

Playing the odds? That's what gamblers do. Instead of a countdown clock this guy needs a 12-step program.
NASA chief ‘plays the odds’ on launch - Return to Flight - "On the eve of the shuttle Discovery's scheduled launch, NASA Administrator Mike Griffin acknowledged Friday that he is 'playing the odds' by giving the go-ahead for the mission despite continuing concerns about foam-insulation debris.

'As taxpayers, you pay us to play the odds,' he told reporters. 'It's called risk management.'

Griffin's comments here at NASA's Kennedy Space Center came as the space agency continued preparations for Discovery's liftoff at 3:48 p.m. ET Saturday."
I really, really hope that nothing goes wrong, but if it does how is this guy going to live with himself? The shuttle has always been one massive design flaw. It has been 20 years since Challenger and we haven't had a new model? That's what I call bucking the odds.

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