Latest Bill Readdy Stories

2005-02-18 17:34:56

MELBOURNE, Fla. (Reuters) -- NASA has set May 15 as the launch date for the first shuttle mission since the Columbia accident two years ago, the agency's associate administrator for space operations said on Friday. "The challenge right now is closure of an awful lot of paper. The vehicle can't launch until all the paperwork is done," Bill Readdy said during a teleconference with reporters. "I know that sounds a little bit trivial," he added. "But documentation of each and every thing we do...

2005-02-18 17:29:55

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) -- NASA is making strong progress in changing its safety culture after the breakdown that led to the Columbia tragedy, but many workers are still afraid to speak their minds, according to survey results released Friday. NASA, meanwhile, set May 15 for the first space shuttle launch since the catastrophe. The space agency has been saying for months that it hoped to launch in mid-May. While considerable work remains before Discovery can blast off on the long-awaited...

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  • A vial or small glass bottle, especially one for holding vinegar, oil, etc.; a caster for liquids.
This word is Middle English in origin, and ultimately comes from the Old French, diminutive of 'crue,' flask.