History Literature / TheColdEquations

24th Jan '17 8:01:44 AM PsychoGecko
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** At the same time, real life disasters such as the one that befell the Challenger show that such measures [[RealityIsUnrealistic are taken all the time.]] In that case, the Challenger's design flaw had been known about, but ignored because it had never caused a problem to the mission before.

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** At the same time, real life disasters such as the one that befell the Challenger show that such measures [[RealityIsUnrealistic are taken all the time.]] In that case, the Challenger's design flaw had been known about, but ignored because it had never caused a problem to the mission before. There is a reason why [[NoOSHACompliance this trope]] has a RealLife section on its page.
24th Jan '17 8:00:32 AM PsychoGecko
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** At the same time, real life disasters such as the one that befell the Challenger show that such measures [RealityIsUnrealistic are taken all the time.] In that case, the Challenger's design flaw had been known about, but ignored because it had never caused a problem to the mission before.

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** At the same time, real life disasters such as the one that befell the Challenger show that such measures [RealityIsUnrealistic [[RealityIsUnrealistic are taken all the time.] ]] In that case, the Challenger's design flaw had been known about, but ignored because it had never caused a problem to the mission before.
24th Jan '17 8:00:13 AM PsychoGecko
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** At the same time, real life disasters such as the one that befell the Challenger show that such measures [RealityIsUnrealistic are taken all the time.] In that case, the Challenger's design flaw had been known about, but ignored because it had never caused a problem to the mission before.
5th Oct '16 9:34:36 PM Game_Fan
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** Indeed if the mission was done with absolutely no margin for error the lack of such a check is insane since there are countless tiny things that might go wrong. Disaster for such ships seems unavoidable, stowaways or not. Barton expect that Marilyn's presence s will cause him to run out of fuel a thousand feet from the ground which means that the rocket is expected to run out of fuel essentially at the instant it touches down. Its difficult to imagine a scenario where the rocket doesn't crash. Even a moderate headwind while landing would result in the rocket running out of fuel before landing.
18th Aug '16 3:26:23 PM Tre
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"The Cold Equations" is a short story by Tom Godwin, first published in ''Astounding'' in 1954, which has been done as a radio play for the ''Radio/XMinusOne'' radio drama of the 1950s, an episode of ''Series/TheTwilightZone1985'', and a 1996 made-for-TV movie for the SciFiChannel.

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"The Cold Equations" is a short story by Tom Godwin, first published in ''Astounding'' in 1954, which has been done as a radio play for the ''Radio/XMinusOne'' radio drama of the 1950s, an episode of ''Series/TheTwilightZone1985'', and a 1996 made-for-TV movie for the SciFiChannel.
[[Creator/{{Syfy}} Sci Fi Channel]].
22nd Jul '15 1:27:19 PM MarkLungo
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"The Cold Equations" is a short story by Tom Godwin, first published in ''Astounding'' in 1954, which has been done as a radio play for the ''Radio/XMinusOne'' radio drama of the 1950s, a 1988 episode of ''Series/TheTwilightZone'', and a 1996 made-for-TV movie for the SciFiChannel.

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"The Cold Equations" is a short story by Tom Godwin, first published in ''Astounding'' in 1954, which has been done as a radio play for the ''Radio/XMinusOne'' radio drama of the 1950s, a 1988 an episode of ''Series/TheTwilightZone'', ''Series/TheTwilightZone1985'', and a 1996 made-for-TV movie for the SciFiChannel.
20th Nov '14 7:17:18 AM zarpaulus
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20th Nov '14 6:42:25 AM muddycurve424
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* ExecutiveVeto: ''Astounding'' editor ''John W. Campbell himself'' refused to publish the story until the author wrote an ending in which the girl died.



* [[ScienceMarchesOn Science]] / TechnologyMarchesOn: Today we'd simply build an ummanned robotic ship with no life support; you could probably afford to send three ships, just for redundancy.
20th Nov '14 5:57:35 AM muddycurve424
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20th Nov '14 5:57:35 AM muddycurve424
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