Shooting at NASA

Discussion in 'Current Events' started by katie ta achoo, Apr 20, 2007.

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    When I went to JSC earlier this year, I accidentally brought my can of Mace with me in my purse. The guard at the front of the space center didn't notice it, so I kept it with me. I then went on the tram tour, where if I wanted to (but didn't), I could've gotten off the tour, wandered off, and started macing astronauts.

    Security, IMO, is a little lax at NASA in regards to people getting around with freaking CANS OF MACE.

    Uhm.. discuss? I didn't see a thread about it anywhere. Do you think this'll delay the next shuttle launches?
     
  2. macrumors 6502a

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    This will be forgotten by tomorrow. No young people killed. No "foreigner kills natives" angle. No pictures of fruity smiling girlies for news-reading strangers to mournjerk over.

    After the Virginia Tech shootings this is, to paraphrase Jo Moore, "a good time to shoot murder bad news".

    I am all discussed out now.
     
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    Come on...enough is enough!

    To quote Fannie Lou Hamer

     
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    Just another day through a crappy, disgraced organisation.

    More funny NASA news.



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    I prefer Dirty Space News myself.


    I remember a time when I was on those tour buses going to the launch sites and the closest we could get was several miles away, basically just a speck on the horizon is pretty much all one could see. Just recently (as in a few years ago) one could get very, very close and I saw some tourists camped w/cameras at the closest observation tower, waiting for the launch of the day.
     
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    Incidents like this tend to happen in three's

    Probably one more incident will come to fruit in the coming days :(
     
  8. thread starter macrumors G3

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    In the Houston area, at least, there was a guy that went nuts and shot one person and killed himself at his apartment complex because he just learned that he was getting evicted.
     
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    WildCowboy

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    When I was there last month, I set off the metal detector at the tram ride...I think it was my belt. It was a fairly windy day, and I walked through just as there was a good gust of wind. The guard waved me on, saying that the wind frequently sets it off.

    I know there's a certain degree of profiling they do and I think I probably looked like an okay guy, but it's a bit silly to have a great big metal detector only to ignore it because there was a bit of a breeze.
     
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