I will check out your links now. I just wanted to say welcome back first.
eta Just finished the articles and must say that you did a fine job (again) in reporting.
It is hopeful to think that when NASA decides to revamp the space program, they will be as vigilant with safety as was the case in the early days. Deadlines and dollars shouldn't replace common sense.
edit on 1/2/13 by shadow watcher because: the cheese stands alone