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Something was lost in translation

By Keith Cowing
NASA Watch
May 2, 2005

U.S. Rocket Over Canada Sets Off Politician, OhMyNews, (South Korea)

“[ Newfoundland Premier Danny Williams] finally got his certainty when NASA officials told him they could make the rocket self-destruct by pressing a button on the first sign of trouble. How the thought of a whole Titan rocket, rather than just a piece of its second stage booster, showering in fiery bits over the Grand Banks made Premier Williams feel safer than he had before is a mystery known only to him. What counts is that the promise of a panic button calmed him right down.”

NASA Watch founder, Explorers Club Fellow, ex-NASA, Away Teams, Journalist, Space & Astrobiology, Lapsed climber.