Boeing accidently misplaces Space Station parts. : LUSENET : TB2K spinoff uncensored : One Thread

H U N T S V I L L E, Ala., March 3  Boeing Co. workers combed a Huntsville landfill looking for mistakenly discarded items  two parts of the International Space Station valued at $750,000.

The nitrogen and oxygen tanks used by astronauts were never found despite a pretty intense search, said Boeing spokesman Jim Keller. The tanks apparently were sent to the landfill last month after they had been moved outside a building, still in their 5-foot-by-5-foot wooden crates, to make room for the installation of another space station part at Boeings Huntsville plant, officials said Thursday.

-I don't know about you, but if I lived in Huntsville, I'd grab a shovel and start digging around...$750,000????

-- kritter (, March 04, 2000


Sounds right, a bunch of dumnasses.

-- ET (, March 04, 2000.

Oh come on now. This is just what is called an OOPs!

What'sa mere $750.000?

-- Richard (, March 04, 2000.

They should be looking in the scrap yards, not the landfills. Either been turned into scrap metal or a backyard distillery.

-- Bill (sticky@2sides.tape), March 04, 2000.

The boeing engineers walked out Feb 9. extrapolate your own idea....

-- (formerly@nowhere.zzz), March 04, 2000.

oh yeah, and these 750,000 dollar parts were paid for the the taxpayers, and they get to pay for another pair. Aren't we lucky?

-- (formerly@nowhere.zzz), March 04, 2000.

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