RE: [MV] Columbia. No negligence there.

From: Ryan M Gill (
Date: Mon Feb 03 2003 - 13:30:27 PST

At 4:02 PM -0500 2/3/03, Glen Bedel wrote:
>...back in the old days, we had a thing called "Rope".
>It was an interesting invention. You could tie it to something and rappel,
>hang, swing, etc... from it

And it would do what to the front skin of the orbiter? How are they
going to get out to the underside of the orbiter's wing? Swim? There
isn't anything to hold on to. If they didn't have an EVA planned,
they probably didn't have the MMU on board at all (it sits in the
cargo bay on a bracket at the side). Even with a just an EVA suit and
a tether (assuming they had one of those too), there wouldn't be
anything to hold on to when moving out to look at the wing.

They don't do things that folks do in movies.

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