Columbia ejection seats - NOT -- NAC!!!!

B Vibert blur at
Sat Feb 1 14:18:07 EST 2003

superba wrote:
> Hi All,
> I was as stunned as most of you probably were;  however, the mission should
> have been aborted as quickly as practical when the damage to some of the
> structure happened on lift off.  The stresses of re-entry are simply too
> great if anything is damaged.

There is no "OFF" switch on a solid rocket booster, you cannot abort.
Once they light up, you are committed.

Burl Vibert
1987 5kcstq
Kingston, Ontario

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