Shuttle Humor, Risk Estimation

Harmon Seaver hseaver at
Mon Feb 3 16:48:09 PST 2003

On Mon, Feb 03, 2003 at 04:28:10PM -0800, Eric Murray wrote:
> On Mon, Feb 03, 2003 at 05:01:41PM -0600, Harmon Seaver wrote:
> >     The biggest question there is why didn't they inspect it? Seems very
> > bizarre, since that's what they did in the past. 
> All the KH-71s were busy mapping Iraq's oil fields
> and photographing Saddam's nose hairs.

  Yeah, but most pilots, if they suspected an even semi-serious breach of their
craft's integrity, *AND* had the ability to fairly safely send someone outside
to have a looksee, wouldn't hesitate a moment before doing so. They've been
delayed by weather in landing far longer than that would take.

Harmon Seaver	

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