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OV-102, Columbia

weather: mostly sunny
outside: 7°C
mood: blah
With all due respect, I was sad but not that devastated when I heard about the OV-102. The crew knew there might be a chance they won't come back. They knew they might come back in pieces. Their families knew the risks full well too. It's nothing new.

51-L (Challenger '86) and STS-107 (Columbia '03) are two out of 113 missions. To dwell on the two that failed out of over a hundred that succeeded is incredibly shallow of us. Sorry. And I'm usually the "glass is half empty" type.

My heart has always belonged to the OV-105, the Endeavour. The Endeavour's next mission is STS-115 (no mission specs yet) and was scheduled to launch May 23, 2003 (not sure what's going to happen now that OV-102 has gone down). Its crew consists of Mission Specialist, Dr. Steven MacLean, from the Canadian Space Agency. [Only Buddy-Girl-K will understand the "Endeavour" and "Stevie Mac" references here =D]

I'm hoping that they learn from STS-107 so that future missions have a better chance of succeeding.

This also means that they'll build a new orbiter soon, which would make it OV-106. I wonder what they're going to christen the OV-106... I vote for "Excelsior". =)


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green_paper
Feb. 4th, 2003 11:05 am (UTC)
I hate to say this, but humans have a morbid preference of reading about bad news over good news. How many news-reporting companies out there REALLY are there to report news? It's all about ratings and sales. And if explosions, violence, and disasters are gonna attract an audience, then that's what they'll write about.

Which scenario would you react more strongly to: if your loved one went to space, did some experiments, and came back, or went to space, did some experiments, and never came back?
bride
Feb. 4th, 2003 11:16 am (UTC)
Re:
I absolutely agree with you. And it says a lot about humans.

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