I saw another example of
this kind of thing on History Channel 1-29-06. "Failure
is not an Option" covering the USA Space program:
Apollo 12 was struck by lightning during launch, which
messed up the telemetry.
... the mission
appeared to be doomed, even the loss of the three astronauts
was looming as a possibility
When John Aaron
remembered seeing the same data pattern at NASA controls a
year before. He called out "Flight, try
SCE to Aux" Flip the switch. All
along the way, NASA Controllers look puzzled, but passed the
command along, "SCE to Aux" Turns out
the astronaut knew where the switch was, over behind his
right shoulder, he flipped it, and data reappeared; the
problem had been fixed.
I feel sort
of like a John Aaron in another field.
the pattern of harm of 2-butoxyethanol
crisis looming before us, is becoming
epidemic ... 'What is wrong? How to fix it?"
Margaret Diann - email