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At some point after the STS-107 failure, Johnson Space Center posted a lot of valuable material online that hadn't been publicly available before. Especially the STS Generic Flight Rules, which used to have a banner in it POSTING ON ANY ELECTRONIC FORUM IS EXPRESSLY FORBIDDEN.

The Flight Data File page is now wearing the abandonware banner enter image description herelike the late lamented spaceflight.nasa.gov. Hopefully these great resources aren't going down the memory hole.

Now it appears that JSC's web site is being assimilated into the Borg-like and dumbed-down mass of "nasa.gov" Are the flight rules still available? They used to be at http://www.jsc.nasa.gov/news/columbia/fr_generic.pdf

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    $\begingroup$ There's always the WayBackMachine. Some of the stuff you want is archived there. $\endgroup$ – David Hammen Feb 2 at 17:33
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    $\begingroup$ But yes, NASA has done a exceedingly good job of dumbing down nasa.gov, something that started in the previous administration. $\endgroup$ – David Hammen Feb 2 at 17:34
  • $\begingroup$ Sadly, looks like the page itself is there, but not the linked documents. web.archive.org/web/20130406005211/http://www.nasa.gov/centers/… $\endgroup$ – Organic Marble Feb 2 at 17:43
  • $\begingroup$ Arg, it looks like the JSC history portal is gone too. Hope I downloaded everything of interest already :( $\endgroup$ – Organic Marble Feb 2 at 17:54
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    $\begingroup$ Way back when I had a clearance I was told to stop working on an analysis project, right now. Using math and physics, we apparently were on the verge of stumbling upon something that was well above our clearance level. I jokingly remarked that if the DoD had its druthers, it would declare $F=ma$ to be TS:NOFORN. My supervisor not so jokingly replied "That's just about right". NASA's dumbed down web pages appear to follow that thinking. $\endgroup$ – David Hammen Feb 3 at 4:29

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