No Predictable Surprises

In his presentation, “The Lighter Side of Spaceflight,” Mike Mullane, an astronaut who completed three missions aboard Space Shuttles Discovery and Atlantis, recently shared some humorous anecdotes about his occupation. In self-deprecating style, Mullane spoke to attendees at the Specialized Carriers & Rigging Association’s annual conference in April. What hit home with me were the safety and risk parallels between the space shuttle missions and crane operations.

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