Wednesday, February 03, 2016

Appendix D.13

Could we have saved Columbia?

Well, not the Columbia itself, but maybe the astronauts? Read the article. My guess--probably not, or not all. The initial planning itself would have taken a day or so, and changes in plans add extra delays. If we'd tried, it would have been one of the great "wing it"s, and it would have seriously pushed the limits of how long the Columbia crew could stay alive.

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