Monday, September 17, 2007

A problem with doors

I see from IT Wire that NASA is having problems with doors. Now as it happens, so am I. The laundry door is coming off its hinges. But my problems are somewhat dwarfed by those facing NASA.

The problem itself is simple enough. These are garage doors whose mechanisms have rusted in the sea air. Like so many of us, NASA seems to have been too busy to get things fixed.

The difficulty is that these doors are 45 stories tall. Now that's what I call a door! The problem now for NASA is that the rusted mechanisms means that it can only repair one shuttle at a time, slowing an already slowed space program.

Someone will have to speak sternly to the maintenance department!

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