No fixes for Shuttle Endeavour

NASA says that no fix is necessary for the shuttle based on their thermal studies. Despite objections from the JSC engineering team and Nobel Prize winning physicist Douglas Osheroff, the decision is apparently made. Osheroff was on the investigation board following the Columbia disaster four years ago.

The crew are putting on a brave face, astronauts Alvin Drew and Barbara Morgan both indicated their support for the decision. Of course Alvin is placing his trust in the engineering expertise of those on the ground and the engineers at JSC (Houston) wanted to do the repairs.

In any case, I renew by previous sentiment and wish the crew the best of luck and hope they will be home safe soon.

Update [8/21]: They’re home safe!

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