reply to post by bulletproof_monk
do you have any evidence to support your claims?
A) I didn't make any claims, just asked the question; and b) a simple Google search brings back over 1 million results.
+"space station" +construction +problem - About 1,100,000 results
Here's a quick sample:
Since construction started, the International Space
Station programme has had to deal with several Major incidents, unexpected problems and failures. These incidents have affected the assembly
timeline, led to periods of reduced capabilities of the station and in some cases could have forced the crew to abandon the space station for safety
Ouch! Solar panel ripped on space station: Astronauts stop unfurling
array; damage could delay construction plan
nauts continue high-stakes construction as NASA analyzes space station problem
Astronauts plowed ahead Monday with the mammoth job of moving a 17- 1/2-ton beam on the international space station, a task made even more crucial
following the discovery of debris in an important part of the orbiting lab's power system. …A spacewalking astronaut on Sunday found metal shavings
inside a joint that is needed to turn a set of solar power panels. Astronauts used a magnet to determine the shavings were metallic.
NASA is resuming shuttle flights to the International Space Station despite
a known problem that could trigger the loss of both spacecraft and
their crews, a risk deemed unacceptable by an agency safety panel.
Radiation and the International Space Station: Recommendations to Reduce Risk
…The problem is serious. Over the past 20 years, radiation effects have caused between one and two satellites per year on average to suffer total or
partial mission loss.1 Satellites at low latitudes in low Earth orbit (LEO) stay relatively safe by ducking the intense heart of the radiation belts
higher up. But at higher altitudes and higher latitudes, where Earth's radiation belts reside and radiation from solar storms invades, radiation
hazard cannot be ignored.
Computer woes strike space station
The International Space Station was rocked by hours of computer communications trouble Thursday, the latest problem the first space shuttle mission of
the year has faced after a thermal blanket tear.
Oops! Space station’s new room has a problem
Insulating cover doesn’t fit; snag may delay observation deck’s installation.
Space Station: mission to install new observation deck aborted
Astronauts at the International Space Station have been forced to abort their mission to install a new observation deck.
THE SPACE STATION AS A DEEP SPACE EXPLORATION
…According to the ideas being bandied around, the ISS could become a spaceship construction yard of sorts, building vehicles to make trips to the
moon (for what purpose, it's not yet clear) and eventually form the backbone of a deep space exploration research infrastructure. … There is one
huge issue with re-purposing the ISS, however. It was never designed to be a low-Earth orbit construction facility. … we now have a near-completed
space station with six crew members able to carry out around 70 hours of science per week. Construction has taken a decade, the scientific benefits of
having this orbital outpost may take some time to see the light of day.
And one of my all-time favorites, a step-by-step guide for corporations to avoid liability in space:
Galactic Mining Industries, Inc.
Space Law and Liability concerns for space society deployed to out of this world locations:
Space society will begin with the deployment of the first space stations with gravity. There are many considerations involved in establishing law in
space. United Societies In Space is an organization founded by Declan O’Donnell. Declan has gathered together leaders in space law and policy. To
see the space law concepts of USIS – go to www.space-law.org...
Employer liability issues need to be addressed. Issues such as crew health, crew rescue, tort law, and other considerations need to be considered.
Three treaties address responsibilities of countries and organizations which carry on extraterrestrial operations. …
The Space Governance Model:
There is a legal theory that in the venue of outer space every “station” is really a “nation.” The premise is that there are no physical,
historical, or legal boundaries so a small government would have larger meaning.
Im sure people who built the space station have much more training than the average construction worker
Erm. The "construction workers
" do NOT make the decisions. They do NOT choose the materials, oversee design or have any responsibilities for
The ISS is a corporate-government project, and international law demands that corporations put profit first and foremost. If "human safety" loses
out, so be it. Under law.
Im also pretty sure that they would check the progress multiple times on the building of a structure such as the space station
Just like they do on nuclear reactors? Built on fault lines?