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TEN YEAR AGO

Saturday, 29 December 2012

George Abbey never allowed a shuttle flight to be scheduled over the last days of January.  He was too steeped in the events of the Apollo 1 fire and the STS-51-L loss of Challenger and her crew to put another space flight operation over those days.  But Mr. Abbey was long gone by the time of the STS-107 Flight Readiness Review, sent into an unwilling retirement.  But in his inimitable way, Mr. Abbey wanted all of us to stop and remember on those days how exacting the business we are in can be.  Read more here.

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