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2019-08-25 -Lurid Crime Tales-
NASA investigates the first allegation of criminal activity in SPACE
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Posted by Frank G 2019-08-25 08:57|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [6487 views ]  Top

#1 Not first!
Ask NASA about moon gems smuggled back...
Or ask Interpol
Posted by 3dc 2019-08-25 13:23||   2019-08-25 13:23|| Front Page Top

#2 ...Reality check: the US military has no problems taking people off difficult/dangerous duty when there are things in their personal life that keep them from focusing. Happened to me in 85-86 when my son was born; my wife had a very difficult and dangerous pregnancy and the Air Force didn't want me working with 20mm rounds and missiles if I couldn't keep my mind on it. When my son was born healthy and happy, I was moved right back, and there were no ill effects to my career.

NASA almost certainly knew that LTC McClain was in the middle of an ugly divorce/custody battle, yet they let her go up anyways and in fact had her scheduled for the first all-female spacewalk...which, interestingly, never came off. I know enough about NASA to know that the bottom line here was that NOBODY had the stones to ground a gay female astronaut scheduled for a high-visibility activity, because they were afraid of the shiatstorm that would have followed. I suspect now that the spacewalk got cancelled because NASA finally figured out something was up, not the bullshiat 'the suits don't fit' they fed the media. She had done a spacewalk in the 'too big' suit just a week earlier and reported no problems. The fact that the spacewalk didn't happen at all with people who could fit in the suit should tell you everything you need to know about how important it was to ISS operations.

Thirty-three years ago, a crew died and a multi-billion dollar spacecraft was lost because no one at NASA wanted to 'look bad'.Wonder what their excuse would have been if LTC McClain had managed to seriously damage something, kill herself or kill someone else because she wasn't focused...?

Posted by Mike Kozlowski 2019-08-25 17:04||   2019-08-25 17:04|| Front Page Top

Posted by Frank G 2019-08-25 17:09||   2019-08-25 17:09|| Front Page Top

#4 So Diversity trumps[sic] Psych Profile.
Posted by Skidmark 2019-08-25 19:28||   2019-08-25 19:28|| Front Page Top

#5 That's it no more female astronauts with wives!
Posted by jpal 2019-08-25 19:53||   2019-08-25 19:53|| Front Page Top

#6 Did Frank G really say something out of line, or did my finger jerk while nodding off? I’ve got bronchitis at the moment, and it’s been messing with my sleep with predictable consequences.
Posted by trailing wife 2019-08-25 20:41||   2019-08-25 20:41|| Front Page Top

#7 trigger words, tw.
Or blame Auto-fill.
Posted by Lex 2019-08-25 20:48||   2019-08-25 20:48|| Front Page Top

#8 I did it myself.
Posted by Frank G 2019-08-25 20:55||   2019-08-25 20:55|| Front Page Top

#9 Whew! Bronchitis sleep deprivation absolved, thank goodness.

And anyone who complains about being spamcopped should note that we moderators hold ourselves to the same standard and punishment.
Posted by trailing wife 2019-08-25 21:43||   2019-08-25 21:43|| Front Page Top

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