May 02, 2007 05:59 PM
NASA Now Crashing Trains, Too
In a hilarious slapstick NASA version of that one time when Ozzy Osbourne's jet crashed into Lynyrd Skynyrd's tour bus or something, a train carrying those giant space shuttle rocket fuel tanks crashed in a forest in Alabama.
A railroad employee and NASA contractor were hurt in the derailment. Because the fuel is solid, it hasn't spilled everywhere or caught fire yet. But if it does begin burning, "it cannot be extinguished."
Hooray for America's most disaster-prone government agency. NASA: Making FEMA look sorta competent since 1986.