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    Space travel----still uncertain

    "A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity, an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty” ---Sir Winston Churchill
    "Political extremism involves two prime ingredients: an excessively simple diagnosis of the world's ills, and a conviction that there are identifiable villains back of it all." ---John W. Gardner
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    Yeah, the Challenger disaster was a wake up call for Morton Thiocol and NASA. For whatever reason, a civilian death held much more sway than dead astronauts.

    My Father In Law was one of the MT engineers who tried to stop the launch, but was overruled by his boss and NASA. It took a few years for him to get over it. But, the easy going style of his was replaced by cynicism.

    Hunter
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    "A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity, an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty” ---Sir Winston Churchill
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    Boeing has over managed it's self right into paralysis....Too many bean counters ib the upper ranks when they really need engineers that understand the process variabilities. Time to get back to making airplanes (and please start doing it right). The space division has them top heavy.... JMHO.

    Time for them to take a trip to Toulouse......

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