The shuttle huggers are coming out in force now. What, with the former Emperor reduced to a hen-pecked disadvantaged consultant, and his ego-, schedule-, budget-busting architecture now being redressed by the minions who thought the Chief Engineer of the Universe would walk them into the light. What better excuse than to keep the External Tank production line open? At least three tanks past 2010 are on schedules carried by Viceroy Gerst.
Meanwhile, the Whovillian contractors continue to accept their blood money and proclaim high on the hill that the Shuttle is flying safer than ever before. They fail to discuss bad SRB thrust mismatches on the last two out of three flights. Built by the same guys who can't keep even the easy fake tests nailed on the schedule. Any bets on the last ten real flight articles? Let us remind the Stick Senator that there won't be any jobs to worry about in his fine state if he gets a dog throw and it comes up snake eyes.
We hope the teacher applies common sense and is a good student. Try not. Do or do not. There is no try.