Depressing article

Bill Gunshannon bill.gunshannon at
Fri Jul 14 11:34:21 CDT 2017

PR black eye?  I doubt it.  Who, other than the people here, is ever going
to hear about it?


From: cctalk [cctalk-bounces at] on behalf of Al Kossow via cctalk [cctalk at]
Sent: Friday, July 14, 2017 11:06 AM
To: cctalk at
Subject: Re: Depressing article

On 7/14/17 7:45 AM, Ian McLaughlin via cctalk wrote:
>  Why would NASA say “destroy the tapes” ?

Because they are a health risk, they have no facilities to recover the data, and someone
decided they didn't have a budget to attempt to preserve them given they have no idea what
is on them.

I'm sure they would have preferred to not have gotten the call from the surplus guy in the
first place, since all this will do is give them another PR black eye.

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