Bad Day For NASA

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A brief hailstorm that dropped golf ball sized hail on the Kennedy Space Center caused significant damage to the insulation for the external fuel tank of the space shuttle Atlantis. The vehicle will have to be rolled back to the Vehicle Assembly Building for repairs. The next launch, scheduled for the middle of March, will be postponed until repairs are completed.

A brief hailstorm at the Kennedy Space Center significantly damaged the external fuel tank of the space shuttle Atlantis on Monday, and NASA officials said yesterday that a mid-March launch of the spaceship will have to be postponed as a result.

The golf-ball-size pieces of ice, which fell only in a small area around the Cape Canaveral launchpad, left hundreds of "dings and divots" that officials said will require repair. Shuttle program manager N. Wayne Hale Jr. said he hoped the work could be finished in time for a launch in April or May, although it could take longer.

Nature isn't cooperating real well at the moment. NASA was on a bit of a roll in recent months. This is too bad. But they are doing the right thing, of course.

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  1. Former Republican says:

    “The Pelosi-Murtha team is still trying to rally support for their transparent attempt to lose the war in Iraq…”

    Note that you are not just claiming their proposed policies are unwise: you are saying they are intentionally trying to lose the war. Is this just vigorous political hyperbole or do you really believe it? If it’s hyberbole, you ought not indulge in that kind of rhetoric, since it tends to stir up hatred among Americans, thus weakening the country.

    But if you really believe it, what on earth do you think Pelosi and Murtha’s motive is for trying to lose the war? Are they in the pay of Al Qaeda? Are they trying to create the objective conditions for left-wing revolution? Are they simply so evil as to be beyond rational comprehension? Or what?

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