Rik's Ramblings

Friday, October 15, 2004

Article: Genesis crash linked to upside-down design�| New Scientist

Article: Genesis crash linked to upside-down design�| New Scientist

Hmmm, but wait, here's an interesting fact:
    But the problem stemmed not from the installation but the design, by Lockheed Martin, based in Bethesda, Maryland.


Hands up if you can think of any other costly fuck-ups that Lockheed Martin were responsible for! Here's a clue:



Ok, ok, so the mirror finishing was subcontracted to Perkin-Elmer, but Lockheed were in charge!


1 Comments:

  • Ha ha! Good point. I think we need a change in manufacturers, at least for a few months just to teach them a lesson.

    At least the European orbiter has done some marvelous work!! I think they've just about made up for the loss. Just about.

    By Blogger Stan, at 10/16/04, 10:59 PM  

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