The Washington Times, the San Antonio News-Express, and the Pasadena Star-News call for the permanent grounding of the shuttle fleet.
The San Fransisco Chronicle questions both the shuttles' future and that of the space station. The Daytona Beach News-Journal says that the shuttle program should not depend on luck. The Lincoln Journal Star says the US space program is out of date, pointing out that very few people would drive a 21 year old car (Discovery first flew in 1984).
These calls are only going to become louder and more persistent as it becomes clear to everyone that the shuttle design is severely flawed. It is time to stop beating a dead horse and ground the shuttle fleet, permanently.
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