He didn't use much tact, but he was basically right. Accidents will happen, I'm surprised more don't happen, it is after all progress and the people know the dangers, there are thousands of litres of oxygen and hydogen below them!
They should have launched one the week afterwards, if you leave it 2 years you get an aura around it and people loose faith in NASA.
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