3 thoughts on “Must be OK…Whitey’s on the moon

  1. Tom Corbett says:

    NASA spends $1 billion for a launch tower that leans, may only be used once : Vice President Mike Pence may visit the launch tower today. https://arstechnica.com/science/2018/02/nasa-spends-1-billion-for-a-launch-tower-that-leans-may-only-be-used-once/ “According to a new report in NASASpaceflight.com, the expensive tower is “leaning” and “bending.” For now, NASA says, the lean is not sufficient enough to require corrective action, but it is developing contingency plans in case the lean angle becomes steeper. These defects raise concerns about the longevity of the launch tower and increase the likelihood that NASA will seek additional funding to build a second one. In fact, it is entirely possible that the launch tower may serve only for the maiden flight of the SLS rocket in 2020 and then be cast aside. This would represent a significant waste of resources by the space agency.” See also https://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2018/02/sls-ml-leaning-not-corrective-work/ “As with all large projects, design changes were added during the initial construction phase, including the winning concept from the Emergency Egress System (EES), a roller coaster car system that would race astronauts – and/or pad crews – away from a major incident with the vehicle. Engineers from Disney were cited as members of the large design team.”

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