You have probably heard about it already as it has been all over the news, but there has been a shooting at the Johnson Space Center in Houston. Apparently it all ended up as a murder-suicide. I can’t believe that such a thing could happen in the NASA family. Okay, actually I can , but it is still shocking. With recent events such as this and the astronaut scandal with Lisa Nowak I think it has been proven beyond a shadow of a doubt that it just doesn’t matter how much security you have or how many psychological screening tests a person has passed, we are still human, and very unpredictable. It is impossible to predict what people may do when they are under stress.
It makes you think, what could possibly drive someone to that breaking point? And how exactly do we plan to avoid it in the future? I can forsee a lot more of a pain in the ass in the mornings going to work in order to gain access to to Kennedy Space Center. Because after this event I am sure that the response will be very reactionary until life settles back down a bit.