Wednesday, April 06, 2005

When is enough enough?  

So the Shuttle Discovery, about to re-launch America into space after a near two-year delay, has a crack in its fuel tank.

NASA scientists, in consultation with the manufacturer, have apparently decided that this crack is too small to deal with and will roll the fucker out any damn way so we can get on with our next national tragedy.

At what point do we say "enough is enough"?

What *is* it about the NASA bureaucracy that lops off the balls of anyone high up enough to say "Stop. Roll the fucker back into the bay. *Find* the *problem* --- I don't believe for one minute that a crack in the insulation does NOT mean that there aren't deeper problems somewhere in that tank. And while you're in there, find out whatever ELSE we missed --- we are not launching another $2 billion bottle rocket on MY watch."

No. Really. We've been down this road. We don't need to go down it again.


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