Space Shuttle retrospective in AvWeek

Aviation Week has posted in the free section some of the items from The Space Shuttle Era 2010 Special Report.

After discussing several serious, and sometimes fatal, problems with the Shuttle design and its components, I would think the lesson would be that it’s long past time to move to new designs that are more robust and have wider margins to tolerate imperfections. However, others take the lesson that after 30 years of learning how to fly Shuttle hardware, we should stick with Shuttle hardware from now on: The Space Shuttle’s Lessons For The Future – Aviation Week.


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