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2019-05-02 Science & Technology
NASA Says Metals Fraud Caused $700 Million Satellite Failure
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#1 Jail
Posted by Slats B. Hayes1535 2019-05-02 00:33||   2019-05-02 00:33|| Front Page Top

#2 Greed suggests top management, not some schuck in quality assurance.
Posted by gorb 2019-05-02 06:44||   2019-05-02 06:44|| Front Page Top

#3 Jail
Posted by Uleck Spererong9442 2019-05-02 07:18||   2019-05-02 07:18|| Front Page Top

#4 ...falsified thousands of certifications for aluminum parts over 19 years for hundreds of customers, including NASA.
RICO. Followed by jail time for the entire management team, present and retired. We are talking about aircraft grade aluminum parts which are installed in aircraft. Hang these people by their ankles from the nearest bridge!
Posted by magpie 2019-05-02 09:36||   2019-05-02 09:36|| Front Page Top

#5 Apparently, according to Bloomberg, Norsk Hydro ASA (parent company of Sapa Profiles Inc. which is now called Hydro Extrusion Portland) already settled this by agreeing to pay $46 million to the federal government and other customers.

The original article where I found most of the information, with links to other news articles on this subject:

So far no one went to jail despite causing more than $700 millions in damage and lost productivity.
Posted by Seeking Cure For Ignorance 2019-05-02 09:37||   2019-05-02 09:37|| Front Page Top

#6 The NASA report on the failure (PDF)
Posted by Seeking Cure For Ignorance 2019-05-02 09:58||   2019-05-02 09:58|| Front Page Top

#7 Near as I can figure, the settlement was made in 2015-2016, during the Obama administration.

Interesting Wikipedia information on the parent company, Norsk Hydro, note no mention made of the fraud!
Posted by Seeking Cure For Ignorance 2019-05-02 10:20||   2019-05-02 10:20|| Front Page Top

#8 No criminal charges?
Posted by Woodrow 2019-05-02 12:23||   2019-05-02 12:23|| Front Page Top

#9 Must be too big to fail, right? Or maybe something else?
Posted by gorb 2019-05-02 12:37||   2019-05-02 12:37|| Front Page Top

Jail, indeed. This was a corporate decision. And it went on for 19 years! No accident there.

Posted by Roger Smith 2019-05-02 19:28||   2019-05-02 19:28|| Front Page Top

#11 AMEN
Posted by Frank G 2019-05-02 20:37||   2019-05-02 20:37|| Front Page Top

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