Saturday, August 18, 2007

De Ja Vous: Columbia meet Endeavour

OK. This is one of the hottest topics in the media right now: Endeavour's damaged heat shield. For those of you that don't know, on August 8, space shuttle Endeavour was launched. Everything turned out fine, but then a piece of foam insulation flew off and struck a hole the size of three grapefruits in the shuttle's heat shield. NASA has supposedly checked all of the physics involved, and since everything has checked out OK, the have decided to land the shuttle and not repair it. Now. This is what gets me. This has happened once a few years back with disastrous consequences. All I can say is I hope NASA is right on this one.
- ThomasC

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