But a good day for people who approve of the decommissioning of flying deathtraps rushed into service by impatient scientists and politicians.
And an even better day for those who apparently know nothing about the long developmental history of the Space Shuttle and who think space travel is inherently as safe as a walk though the park.
ok so how would knowing more about the developmental history make the survival rate any more acceptable?
It wouldn't, but it will go to show you you were completely wrong when you said it was rushed into service.
14 people died in the shuttle after 135 launches. That is atrocious.
That is your opinion; mine is it was acceptable.
It should have been decommissioned a long time ago. It's not like we even have a valid risk/benefit ratio here, the shuttle doesn't save lives or bring in vast revenue.
Whether or not it saves lives is debatable; it was never intended to make money. It was science for sciences' sake. Isn't that enough?