For all the millions upon millions of systems necessary to make the shuttle go, one of the few wonderfully simple ones was the insulation that covered the external tank. The tank carried fuel, which was cryogenically cold, and something was needed to hold in the cold so that the liquid oxygen and hydrogen wouldn’t turn to vapor. So every tank was sprayed with a fluffy orange foam that was comparatively cheap, added little weight and did the job reliably. But sprayed foam soon becomes hard foam, and if a piece broke off during a shuttle’s high-speed ascent it could pack quite a wallop. Other shuttles had lost foam, but never as much as the suitcase-sized piece that fell away during Columbia’s launch, striking a wing and chipping away a piece of the carbon-carbon armor that protected it from the heat of reentry. The damaged area did no harm during the 15 days the spacecraft remained in orbit, but during descent through the atmosphere, it allowed superheated plasma to stream into the wing and then the belly of the ship, causing Columbia to disintegrate in a trail of debris across three states. Seven more people were lost to a bad idea and a dangerous ship.
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EC аnd ECB mind-control_ mаny politiciаns аnd business people in Europe. They
mаnipulаte finаnciаl mаrkets, require high interest rаte, require low-price
This is done with smаll implаnts in the heаd (sometimes involuntаry)аnd
wireless technology, Europeаn Pаrliаment cаlls it “converging technology”. I studied аt CEU - sponsored by Soros, аnd Rostowski, the
finаnciаl minister of Polаnd wаs teаching there (he is аlso mind_ contolled), Bokrosh – Europeаn Pаrliаment аs well.
Behind Soros, аctuаlly аre EC аnd ECB - the owners аnd beneficiаries of the
technology. It is not done for security, becаuse I worked for the Bulgаriаn_
Nаtionаl Bаnk аnd I wаs threаtened with this technology to mаke credit
expаnsion for the bаnk cаrtel (CEU is teаching the centrаl bаnks in CEE this
аctuаlly). From BNB the mind-controlled on_ Telekom_ Austriа_ net_ аre Stаty Stаtev, Kаlin Hristov, Mаrielа Nenovа, аndrey Vаssilev, Rosen Rozenov, Grigor Stoevsky, Kristinа Kаrаgyozovа, Tzvetаn Tzаlinsky lost 20 bln аt stock exchаnge, 10 bln bаd loаns, tens of bilions аt housing mаrket.
I аlso met Pаpаdemos аt а аustriаn Centrаl Bаnk Conference, while he wаs in
ECB, аnd I believe he is аlso mind-controlled. Thа sаme is vаlid for Spаin, Itаly, Greece.
Ggb667 is right -- there were serious errors made and bad management decisions, and they are not to be swept under the rug. But the highly negative spin put on all this by Kluger seems strange when balanced against the tremendous pressure of a presidential mandate land a man on the moon in less than nine years and the international life-or-death stakes in the Space Race with the Soviet Union. How many lives have been lost in the nuclear power industry over the years, or offshore drilling for oil, or the quest for HIV medicines? How many thousands of lives have been lost in the quest for safe and efficient air travel, and how many of those deaths could have been prevented with 20-20 hindsight. It's easy to take potshots after the event -- but was Kluger as vehement and vocal while these dramas were unfolding? There are more lives that will be lost to space travel and it would be great if Mr. Kluger would go on the record now in predicting upcoming disasters so that we can all enjoy a safe and fatality free future in space.
I DISAGREE strongly. While deaths are unfortunate and should be avoided if possible, "too many" have not died. Great enterprises require risks and sometimes accidents happen, especially when inherently dangerous activities become routine. Have "too many" died for us to enjoy the benefits of say the interstate highway system, or international ocean shipping? Space exploration is no different, and offers potentially greater benefits.
@ggb667 I'm sure their families would strongly disagree with you.
Whose whiny family wouldn't boo-hoo the rest of their lives away over their lost loved ones. Especially if they could incur reparations. The fact is, there isn't a single astronaut or astronaut in training who didn't know the risk factors of the activities they engaged in. They still opted for involvement because they loved their work and didn't want to pass up the chance to work on a new frontier. It's not as if NASA has ever had to push and prod anyone to board a shuttle. The astronauts who have suffered and died have left a much more useful legacy for safety in science and innovation than their grieving families ever could.