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Old January 19th 11, 01:41 AM posted to sci.space.history
Pat Flannery
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One of the crew has had a bicycle accident and apparently has broken his
hip: http://spaceflightnow.com/shuttle/sts133/110115kopra/

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Old January 19th 11, 02:28 AM posted to sci.space.history
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On Jan 18, 8:41*pm, Pat Flannery wrote:
One of the crew has had a bicycle accident and apparently has broken his
hip:http://spaceflightnow.com/shuttle/sts133/110115kopra/


Does the flight have some sort of curse on it?


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Old January 19th 11, 05:03 AM posted to sci.space.history
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On 1/18/2011 6:28 PM, wrote:
On Jan 18, 8:41 pm, Pat wrote:
One of the crew has had a bicycle accident and apparently has broken his
hip:
http://spaceflightnow.com/shuttle/sts133/110115kopra/

Does the flight have some sort of curse on it?


Between that and the shooting of the congresswoman whose husband is
commanding the last planned mission, you would almost think so.
That must have been a pretty severe bicycle crash to break his hip; I
doubt if the doctors are going to okay him for flight in time for the
Discovery mission, particularly since he was planned to be the chief EVA
astronaut.

Pat
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Old January 19th 11, 08:00 PM posted to sci.space.history,sci.space.policy
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On 1/18/2011 9:03 PM, Pat Flannery wrote:

Does the flight have some sort of curse on it?


Between that and the shooting of the congresswoman whose husband is
commanding the last planned mission, you would almost think so.
That must have been a pretty severe bicycle crash to break his hip; I
doubt if the doctors are going to okay him for flight in time for the
Discovery mission, particularly since he was planned to be the chief EVA
astronaut.


Steve Bowen replaces injured Tim Kopra for STS-133 flight:
http://www.spaceref.com/news/viewpr.html?pid=32520

Pat
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Old January 19th 11, 09:53 PM posted to sci.space.history,sci.space.policy
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On Jan 19, 3:00*pm, Pat Flannery wrote:
On 1/18/2011 9:03 PM, Pat Flannery wrote:

Does the flight have some sort of curse on it?


Between that and the shooting of the congresswoman whose husband is
commanding the last planned mission, you would almost think so.
That must have been a pretty severe bicycle crash to break his hip; I
doubt if the doctors are going to okay him for flight in time for the
Discovery mission, particularly since he was planned to be the chief EVA
astronaut.


Steve Bowen replaces injured Tim Kopra for STS-133 flight:http://www.spaceref.com/news/viewpr.html?pid=32520

Pat


Just 5 more to replace the entire crew.
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Old January 20th 11, 01:09 AM posted to sci.space.history,sci.space.policy
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In sci.space.history Pat Flannery wrote:
Steve Bowen replaces injured Tim Kopra for STS-133 flight:
http://www.spaceref.com/news/viewpr.html?pid=32520


Does this make Tim Kopra the "Ken Mattingly" for STS-133?

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Old January 20th 11, 02:33 AM posted to sci.space.history,sci.space.policy
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On 01/19/2011 07:09 PM, Rick Jones wrote:
In sci.space.history Pat wrote:
Steve Bowen replaces injured Tim Kopra for STS-133 flight:
http://www.spaceref.com/news/viewpr.html?pid=32520


Does this make Tim Kopra the "Ken Mattingly" for STS-133?


Possibly. Kopra could still fly if 133 is delayed for other reasons and
he gets medically re-qualified in the meantime.
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Old January 20th 11, 04:39 AM posted to sci.space.history,sci.space.policy
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On 1/19/2011 5:09 PM, Rick Jones wrote:
In sci.space.history Pat wrote:
Steve Bowen replaces injured Tim Kopra for STS-133 flight:
http://www.spaceref.com/news/viewpr.html?pid=32520


Does this make Tim Kopra the "Ken Mattingly" for STS-133?


Don't ever mention Apollo-13 near the Shuttle; the thing may get ideas.

Pat
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Old January 20th 11, 04:42 AM posted to sci.space.history,sci.space.policy
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On 1/19/2011 6:33 PM, Jorge R. Frank wrote:

Possibly. Kopra could still fly if 133 is delayed for other reasons and
he gets medically re-qualified in the meantime.


A broken hip doesn't sound like something that would fully heal very fast.

Pat

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Old January 20th 11, 06:40 PM posted to sci.space.history,sci.space.policy
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In sci.space.history Pat Flannery wrote:
On 1/19/2011 5:09 PM, Rick Jones wrote:
In sci.space.history Pat wrote:
Steve Bowen replaces injured Tim Kopra for STS-133 flight:
http://www.spaceref.com/news/viewpr.html?pid=32520


Does this make Tim Kopra the "Ken Mattingly" for STS-133?


Don't ever mention Apollo-13 near the Shuttle; the thing may get ideas.


Ah, so you did get the reference to which I was referring That he
would end-up in one of the "sims" to help get Shuttle folks back
alive.

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