Faulty installation of switch doomed Genesis, NASA says: South Florida Sun-Sentinel: "Faulty installation of switch doomed Genesis, NASA says
A `gravity switch' was backward and failed to trigger 2 parachutes, an investigator says.
By John Johnson
Los Angeles Times
Posted October 15 2004
NASA's Genesis space capsule crashed in the Utah desert last month because a critical piece of equipment that was supposed to trigger the release of two parachutes apparently was installed backward, space-agency officials said Thursday."
Is this a sad commentary, or what?