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I got in, and was going to follow up on some of the comments from the most recent post, but I have to come up with an emergency Fox column instead, so I'll just note that the Arab News, of all publications, actually had a gracious editorial about our tragic loss.

The immediate lesson remains, however, that this is a tragedy for everyone, not just the United States, India and Israel. We have all lost in this disaster. A technological challenge has been thrown down and once again, a warning given that in the unforgiving region of space, nothing can be taken for granted. The solutions may be a long time coming.

They will come. The struggle to conquer the space will go on. All that we can hope for is that, when the battle is won, the knowledge gained in the process will add to human happiness, not to human misery.

Credit where credit's due, and thanks to them.

More posting tomorrow, as there's much to discuss.

Posted by Rand Simberg at February 02, 2003 12:30 AM
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