— Bob Schrameyer
Sister City program began with Chisick
I think The Goshen News’ coverage of Mayor Allan Kauffman’s trip to Bexbach, Germany is appropriate. But you have attributed the start of the sister city program in 1979 to former Goshen Mayor Max Chiddister. In fact, the program was begun in the term of Mayor Steven Chisick. Allan Kauffman, Paul Scott, Bill Ogle, Tom Lantz, Don Lukeman, Bill Bloss and I were on the City Council that approved the program.
— Ron Hoke
Waste of money
NASA is setting up to waste billions of dollars by subjecting otherwise reusable spacecraft to re-entry into earth’s atmosphere and burning up heat shields and other external hardware making them basically junk.
Returning interplanetary spacecraft could be parked in an orbiting dry-dock space station to be refurbished and reused while using a titanium reusable shuttle craft plane — based in part on the SR 71 Blackbird — to bring crew and cargo down to earth.
— David Shepard