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Peter-
That was certainly was not one of the highlights of the Structural
Engineering profession. Something most folks don't think about is
that the satellites structure, the frame as it were, is designed by
a Civil Engineer (Structural). The same holds true for the new ISS.
I'd be interested in finding out how many different engineering
disciplines where represented in the design and construction of P3D.
Time for some good beer from the Canadien homeland. Eh?

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Jeffrey S Austin
Freshman Civil Engineering Student
Old Dominion University
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- ----- Original Message ----- 
From: Peter A. Klein <pklein@2alpha.net>
To: <amsat-bb@AMSAT.Org>
Sent: Wednesday, October 06, 1999 11:23 PM
Subject: Re: [amsat-bb] Modern Engineers


> Ethnic and racial slurs are off-topic and unbecoming anywhere,
> especially on an international forum.   
> 
> It sounds to me like the Mars Orbiter debacle was more of a
> communication and project management failure than an engineering
> failure.  I'll bet that investigation will show that the supplied
> English units were correct--they just needed to be converted to
> metric, and somebody skipped a step.  
> 
> The original poster's remarks about the lowering of educational
> standards might be debatable. Hmmm, let's compile a list of
> pre-1960s science and engineering blunders from the "good old
> days."  
> 
> My contribution:  "Galloping Gertie," the original bridge across
> the Tacoma Narrows here in Washington State in the 1930s.  Now a
> textbook example of how ignoring wind-induced harmonic motion can
> ruin your whole day.  
> 
> Now excuse me.  I'm busy trying to synthesize quinine from coal
> tar. :-)  
> 
> 73 from KD7MW
> 
> --- Peter
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