Challenger explodes-January 28, 1986
Mon Jan 30 02:45:06 EST 2012
I have never blamed the President for that but that disaster happened
because of all the layers of government.
What is really sad is that Columbia in 2003 was doomed with the
same bureaucratic layers. The techs knew but no manager along the chain of
command could stop the doomed re-entry.
We complain about the FCC but they are efficient compared to NASA.
On Mon, Jan 30, 2012 at 1:13 AM, A Joseph Ross <email@example.com> wrote:
> On 1/29/2012 11:56 PM, Dave Doherty wrote:
> This was a moment for a President to bring the nation together, and Reagan
>> did it well. That night was to be a triumphant State of the Union address,
>> but he postponed that, and simply spoke from the Oval Office in words
>> crafted beautifully by Peggy Noonan, concluding with the obvious words
>> John Gillespie, Jr.'s "High Flight."
> It was, and President Reagan hit one out of the park. But if not for the
> imperative to launch in time for that triumphant State of the Union
> address, they would never have launched in such cold weather, with the
> known danger of the O-rings not holding.
> But in the end, it turned out to be all about hubris.
> Godspeed, Sharon Christa McAuliffe.
> And Gregory Bruce Jarvis, Ronald Ervin McNair, Ellison Shoji Onizuka,
> Judith Arlene Reznik, Michael John Smith, and Francis Richard Scobee.
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