“We Were Wrong”

Stunning admission from NASA tonight regarding the insulating foam that broke off Discovery’s external fuel tank during the launch yesterday — “We decided it was safe to fly as is,” Mr. Parsons said [according to the NY Times]. “Obviously, we were wrong.”

No spin. No qualifying. No pointing of fingers. Just … “we were wrong.” The story and the investigation will be massive, I’m sure, but it’s refreshing to start with a simple admission of the obvious. The integrity of the Discovery and the safety of the crew do not seem to be in question so far. Let’s all hope so.


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  1. It seems that no real damage occurred but they’ve grounded the remaining 3 shuttles (Endeavour, Atlantis and Enterprise). The web coverage has been great, the shuttle is an impressive piece of hardware, its take off is truly majestic.


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