A Nice Way of Saying: “Uh, we dropped it”

By Deane Barker on September 10, 2003

Earth Science Missions Anomaly Report: There’s even a picture. It looks expensive.

“As the NOAA-N Prime spacecraft was being repositioned from vertical to horizontal on the ‘turn over cart’ at approximately 7:15 PDT today, it slipped off the fixture, causing severe damage. The 18’ long spacecraft was about 3’ off the ground when it fell.”

Via Metafilter.