The latest from Doug Mohney, Special to SpaceNews

  • FIRST-PERSON | In Event of Launch Failure, Get Back on the Bus
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    FIRST-PERSON | In Event of Launch Failure, Get Back on the Bus

    Every time NASA takes photographers and reporters on a bus ride out to the press site here, the designated public affairs officer, or PAO, recites a standard warning about the risks you are tacitly accepting — including the potential for death or injury from falling debris and toxic fumes from rocket propellant — in exchange for getting a closer view of the launch.