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Reverse drawings blamed for Genesis crash

Wired have a report about the investigatiion into the genesis probe crash. The probe was supposed to launch parachutes so as to slow its descent and stunt pilots in helicopters were standing by to catch the probe.
An investigating board says the capsule was doomed by faulty engineering drawings that were done backward. The drawings led to incorrect placement of switches that were supposed to detect Genesis’ re-entry into Earth’s atmosphere.
Drawings Blamed for Genesis Crash