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Comment liability/crew? (Score 1) 244

who would be the crew and who would be mission support? i doubt many of the government employees would decide to leave government employ and miss out on their future pension checks.

also, who would be liable in case of an accident? would it be nasa's fault for giving them "faulty equipment"? or could the company even be held liable in the case of an accident in space?

Comment Re:How about... (Score 1) 617

So this actually happened in my school district when I was still in high school. However, the only difference is that in inclusion to removing the D grade, if someone got an F, they had to retake the course whereupon if the student passed the class, their old grade would be switched to an I (incomplete) and the second iteration of the course would be given the proper passing grade.

You see the ultimate scam here, no? Artificially passing all students just to get No Child Left Behind money.

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