Shuttle Humor, Risk Estimation
Major Variola (ret)
mv at cdc.gov
Mon Feb 3 19:53:50 PST 2003
At 06:21 PM 2/3/03 -0800, Tim May wrote:
>Had the landing gone OK, we would have been hearing about how NASA had
>verified that little damage had occurred.
>Now, it's "we didn't have a chance to look, but even if we had, there
>was nothing anyone could do, so we didn't look."
One wonders whether various large-aperature terrestrial
'scopes could have / did any surveillance / inspection.
(However, I don't even know which side of the bird normally
faces Earth ---black side or cargo side.)
NASA's inability to change a flat on a roadtrip is really remarkable.
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