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Big Red Button Disasters?

Prophetic_Truth Take your kid to work day (508 comments)

When i was about 8 years old, during the mid 80's, my dad, a commander in the US navy and head of air operations at a naval air station, took me to work.

It was an awesome day, i got to see the pitch black control room with blinking lights and green radars, got a tour of various planes and helicopters at the base, then i got to hang out in my dad's office in the control tower.

There was this cool looking phone, not just any phone, but a bright red phone with no numbers on it. I had never seen a phone without a dialpad before. So, I pick up the phone. It rings maybe once and then someone answers it franticly, and I immediately hang up. Well about that time I notice fire trucks are rolling near the airfield and the phone starts ringing again and my dad rushes in the office with a startled look on his face. He answers the phone and apologizes to whomever was on the other line. My dad wasn't that upset, but let me know that I'm never to do that again.

more than 7 years ago

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Prophetic_Truth Prophetic_Truth writes  |  more than 8 years ago

Prophetic_Truth (822032) writes "ISS crew reported to NASA ground controllers that there was smoke in the ISS. However, it turns out that there was not smoke, but a spill of a non life threatening irritant tox 2 chemical potassium hydroxide (KOH) in the ISS ventilation system. The ventilation system has been shut down. The crew is wearing surgical masks and gloves to prevent discomfort while they use carbon filters to clear the irritant from the air. The ISS Crew never had to wear actual gas masks. NASA is still trying to determine the cause of the spill. As of writing, this is still a breaking story so sources are sparse, msnbc.com and cnn.com both mention it, but do not have an indepth write up. NASATV is currently airing a press conference concerning what happened."

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