space shuttle

I remember I was a freshman at RPI when the last shuttle accident occured. It certainly affected a lot of people there, and served as an object lesson in the price that is sometimes paid when technology and engineering fail. While shuttle missions have become almost commonplace, they have never ceased to be dangerous. Flying off into space like that has always been an act of great hubris, requiring great faith and great courage from the people who actually get in the shuttle.

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