Court Upholds Prison Ban of Dungeons & Dragons
absolutely amazing. that's the "failure is not an option" mentality the program lived by in those days... for comparison purposes, read the final report of the Columbia Accident Investigation Board, published in 2003. It talks of a "broken safety culture" in which managers denied problems existed and suppressed efforts to look at the shuttle Columbia's wing, insisting that foam couldn't cause dangerous damage to the shuttle Things have improved since then -- tragedy has a way of focusing the mind -- but no one should ever forget that going to space is an extraordinarily risky proposition.
yep. I wrote it. And thanks!
Well, you know, my journalistic motto has always been "dare to be dull."
Hey there--it's John, the guy who wrote the story. There are other factors at play besides the number of votes that an initiative can generate. For example, the place that the votes are generated is important, and space states like Florida have pretty important votes. The companies that benefit from space spending are also influential. NASA centers and NASA work is spread out all across the country. There are many reasons that Congressional support for NASA remains high and bipartisan -- not just the ones I've named, but the inspiration that NASA can provide to kids who might pursue careers in science and engineering. But the support hasn't been there to give NASA substantially MORE money, and that's why there's going to be a gap in US space flights.
Elegance and truth are inversely related. -- Becker's Razor