NASA links 'plane crash' to loss of life over Florida

Space station crew urges speedy but thorough investigation

Jim Untershine, GZS of LB, 02-03-03

A group of 7 highly trained scientists were propelled into outer space and successfully accomplished their mission. They were provided the ways and means to arrive at their job site and they accepted the inherent risks. Like many space enthusiasts, who wish to contribute to advancing the space program, they were all dying to get up there. Unfortunately, as fate would have it, these volunteer pioneers would be dying attempting to come home. These heroes will forever be remembered, for the ultimate sacrifice they made, and I think that I speak for the rest of the aerospace industry in saying, "they will not have died in vein".

NASA claims that there can only be one "bright side", during reentry into the Earth's atmosphere. It is highly desirable to expose that side of the vehicle prepared for the incredible friction, which is inherent with plunging from a vacuum into something at a speed of 12,000 miles an hour. The dynamics involved with the last 40 miles of an astronaut's trip home demands the vehicle to transform momentarily into a sizzling white hot configuration of composite ceramic and metal. Perhaps there will come a day when science discovers a better way to cheat gravity, and these death defying hoops that we force scientists to jump through will be regarded by our children as ignorant, medieval, and barbaric.

Perhaps the official "bright side", of this globally recognized tragedy, will finally become apparent following NASA's investigation into this failed attempt to transport people from one place to another. Sometimes it takes a team of rocket scientists from NASA to convince someone of a problem, even if it is intuitively obvious to most casual observer. Many people might be shocked to learn that this tragedy is tightly linked to the recent terrorist attacks of 911. This sinister connection will not be recognized, between this global tragedy and our recent national tragedy, until it is a conclusion that was arrived at by a representative from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.

I don't believe that we need NASA to issue the following statement:

NASA endeavors to expand our horizons to enhance the lives of our children and their children. NASA represents scientific credibility using data as a tool and probability as a lever and represents the scientific pinnacle that beckons young minds to aspire to. Perhaps it may be prudent for NASA to take a cursory look at insuring that our children will be around to benefit from the space program. While the nation is demanding to know the cause of this tragedy and politicians try to justify funding, we wait for the gratuitous plane crash that usually follows so we can chalk up another 250.

As the Responsible Engineer for the platform stabilization and angle measurement subsystems within the astro-inertial guidance system used on military reconnaissance aircraft, as well as the attitude subsystem within the inertial measurement unit used on a military intercontinental ballistic missile, I justified my contribution as "making war safer for civilians". Insuring that targets are accurately located and that only the targets will be destroyed.

As a Deadbeat Dad in the Civil and Criminal court subsystems within the California family law system that is used to exploit children for money, I justify my contribution as, "making divorce safer for children and the parents that can financially support them". In an effort to keep the back channels open, in an attempt to stave off disaster.

Although the above qualifications may not allow me to consider myself a "rocket scientist", I am still ready to contribute to the "inner space program" and draw the following conclusions regarding the Family Law system in this country:

Environmentalists may feel that at least the fiery reentry, being replayed by the media, has finally focused the world's attention on the ozone layer.

Jim Untershine, 824 E Pass Rd #3, Gulfport, MS 39507,,

Jim Untershine holds a BSEE from Mississippi State University and has 13 years experience in feedback control system design. Mr. Untershine is currently using the teachings of Werner Heisenberg and Henry David Thoreau to expose Family Law in California as the exploitation of children for money and the indentured servitude of heterosexual taxpayers who dare to raise children in this country.