The Challenger

Discussion in 'The Science Forum' started by Yokel, Mar 21, 2013.

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  1. Did anyone else see this the other night? Then Open University has a few pages that relate to this programme and the issues it covered.

    OU on the BBC: The Challenger - OpenLearn - Open University

    Of particular interest: Evidence, oversight and regulation - not to be messed with? - OpenLearn - Open University

    The NASA report is here: Report of the PRESIDENTIAL COMMISSION on the Space Shuttle Challenger Accident
     
  2. If every council in the UK were required to have 1 snowplough & 1 gritter vehicle per thousand head of population in their area. Nobody would ever be late for work due to snow again.
     
  3. Hmm.
    Case A: 1000 people live in a 4 inner-city tower blocks, most work at most 2 miles from where they live on < 40 miles total road length.
    Case B: 1000 people live in 5 remote, widely dispersed villages and those who work travel an average of 50 miles each over a road network of total length > 200 miles total road length.

    Discuss the relationship between population density, road length and snow clearance / gritting rate per vehicle.
     
  4. Cold_Collation

    Cold_Collation LE Book Reviewer

    Okay, I'll take a go: inner city unemployment would be eradicated because everyone could be fully employed servicing driving and filling snow ploughs? Oh - and the two trains would meet at Kettering.

    Do I win £5?
     
  5. Not the type of response I expected. I hoped for a discussion of technological concerns being pushed aside by political and PR pressures.
     
  6. If you wanted a discussion along those lines, I believe there are plenty of threads on the SV Scout program...

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