To The Tin Foil Hats, Twits..............
What is going on? What is the truth about the foam and the problems that it has been causing with our human spaceflight program? I have been looking for information about this problem for several days. I am convinced that there is much more to this story than we have been told thus far. One thing seems to be certain. Prior to the Columbia disaster there were no catastrophic failures caused by foam. According to the article below the Columbia disaster was not related to any change in foam formula or application techniques. Let’s hope that the problems are solved and our space program is put back on track. Here is the mainstream media article about the foam problem,
NASA looks at variables on fuel tank
New foam formula used for Discovery
BY JOHN KELLY and TODD HALVORSON
HOUSTON - Discovery's external fuel tank was the first to fly with a new insulating foam custom-made to satisfy environmental bans on chemicals suspected of depleting the Earth's ozone layer.
NASA is investigating why a 1-pound chunk of the foam peeled off Discovery's tank two minutes after launch July 26, missing the shuttle's right wing as it climbed toward orbit.