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Comment: Preflight testing was scaled back (Score 3, Insightful) 73

by The Media Mechanic (#21902246) Attached to: Stern Measures Keep NASA's Kepler Mission on Track

"Among other measures, the duration of the four-year mission was cut by six months and preflight testing was scaled back."
Way to go guys ! You saved $42 million but increased the chance of the entire $500 million project failing due to not enough preflight tests! Good choice there ! Nice one !

"Hey Ivan, check your six." -- Sidewinder missile jacket patch, showing a Sidewinder driving up the tail of a Russian Su-27