“Just as Icarus did not heed his father?s warning to stay away from the sun, NASA engineers ignored warning signs before and after liftoff that the shuttle was doomed to burn up when it re-entered the atmosphere. Like Icarus, they were guilty of hubris. | But the hapless engineers are not the only ones to blame. The entire shuttle program is corrupted by incompetence, arrogance, jingoism, and corporate greed. It is a dinosaur from the Cold War whose reason for existence has exhausted itself.” Regis T. Sabol —It Didn’t Have to HappenIntervention)
I’m not sure that Sabol’s poetry adds much of value to this rant. He seems delighted to have this opportunity to lay into NASA, and has nothing but opinions to offer.