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    Just thought this "tag line" seemed appropriate tonight...

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    Thanks, Art. I've been musing on these words too.
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    Overlooking all of the actual objections,

    ...if you were asked to go on the next flight...
    ...would you?

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    Yep.
    Can't be much more dangerous than being on the road with Middle age women talking on cellphones and driving SUV's.

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    I picked that up from someone in a bicycling forum I used to belong to. Sad to say I never researched who the quote is from originally. I didn't pay it much attention the first time I saw it, but it sort of grew on me, if you know what I mean.

    Bill

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    Your by-line says it all, Bruce.
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    aren't the ones that stay tied at the dock all the time, also the ones that sink at the dock from lack of maintenance?
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    Next trip? Sure.

    The frequent internet version seems to be "A ship in harbour is safe, but that is not what ships are built for. -- William Shedd"; but further information seems to be buried.
    Await dreams, loves, life; | There is always tomorrow. | Until there is not.

    Grieving love unsaid. | Tomorrow will fail someday. | Tell them today, OK?

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    I would go on the new shuttle with out hesitation. I hope that this in no way slows the advancement of science. some one asked what will we replace the lost ship with I think the much could be done with unmanned flights like the supply craft being sent to the space station next week if a larger crew stayed there and the exparaments were sent up perodically then returned when they were completed. perhapse not quite as good as having 4 shuttals and a fresh crew every time but still dooable and a lot cheaper
    jeffery

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    No question about it...I'd go.

    O hear us when we lift our prayer
    For those in peril in the air

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