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Cabernut

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I was not aware they had so many. 15 in 6 years? Wow. If I was an astronaut due to go up to the ISS soon, I'd be nervous.

The article kind of makes the case that even with proper funding, if you don't educate your people, funding won't matter because nobody will know what they're doing.
 

Winston

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Very interesting, thanks. As I believe was covered here, that 2013 Proton launch failure was determined to be sensors installed backwards:

Parts installed “upside down” caused Russian rocket to explode last week

http://arstechnica.com/science/2013...-caused-last-weeks-russian-rocket-to-explode/

Of course, they aren't alone:

DESIGN FLAW LED TO GENESIS PROBE CRASH: Sensors Installed Backwards

http://www.popularmechanics.com/space/a4878/3045681/
 
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