NASA officials to disclose space shuttle orbiter mix-up

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NASA officials to disclose space shuttle orbiter mix-up

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NASA will later today admit to an embarrassing paperwork error in the 1990s that led the agency to fly two of its space shuttle orbiters with the wrong names for almost two decades.

http://spaceflightnow.com/news/n1404/01shuttle/

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And they announce this on April 1st? Right! :D
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Yes this was an April Fools...

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JazHaz wrote:Yes this was an April Fools...
We hope... :wink: :lol:
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Does it matter, now that the shuttles are in museums?

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Nope. It probably wouldn't have mattered even if they weren't. They would just go with the new names. What is a name, but a word by which a thing is to be called?
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SirArian wrote:Nope. It probably wouldn't have mattered even if they weren't. They would just go with the new names. What is a name, but a word by which a thing is to be called?
paraphrase Shakespeare??? "a rose by any other name"?
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spud42 wrote:paraphrase Shakespeare??? "a rose by any other name"?
Pretty much!
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