Astronomy Spacewalk thruster incident alarms NASA

Discussion in 'Astronomy' started by Bleys, Jan 31, 2005.

  1. Bleys

    Bleys Phoenix Takes Flight Staff Member

    Leaks coming from within NASA are questioning the Russian MC for an incident that occurred during last weeks spacewalk.

    These two men could have been exposed to contamination. NASA is demanding answers to why normal safety procedures were not followed. Another question of concern for NASA:

    The full article can be found - here - and is an extensive read but definitely worth it.

    This is going to get ugly over the next few weeks.
  2. Young William

    Young William Premium Member

    As always there are vital risks. Life vs. Gain, a countinuing debate.
  3. kiwirobin

    kiwirobin Premium Member

    A special investigative team is looking into the incident, Geyer said. "We want to know exactly where [Chiao and Sharipov] were," during the thruster firings, he said.

    How is this possible? That they do not know at all time where their people are at all times?
    I mean wow, those guys are floating in space for heavens sake.