Out of the Blue

Today is the 50th anniversary of the launch of Apollo 13, the ill-fated moon mission disaster that was a "successful failure" after the safe return of astronauts Jim Lovell, Fred Haise, and Jack Swigert following an explosion that crippled their spacecraft. I don't know how accurate the Ron Howard movie based on the incident is, but it's an incredible story that gives me chills every time I see it. I think I will mark the occasion by watching it again. Gene Kranz: "With all due respect, sir, I believe this is gonna be our finest hour."

Obituary: Computational Biologist James Taylor Dies.

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Drath71 wrote on Apr 12, 2020, 11:32:
A Company Promised Cheap Ventilators to the Government, Never Delivered and Is Now Charging Quadruple the Price for New Ones

Yet more confirmation that the only thing our government needs as little control as possible over things.

How the hell do you figure that? That was simply a contract negotiated in bad faith. Negotiated by the Trump administration at that. That speaks volumes more than government procuring things that a country actually needs. The only reason you had a stockpile at all was because of the competence and foresight of the Obama administration. Once again, all it demonstrates is the incompetence, greed, and stupidity of conservatives.
"I didn't know you had it in you. Sorry, poor choice of words." - David
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