Shuttle external tank has "minor" crack in insulation

Space.com story

Cross your fingers, toes, eyes, etc.

I would just like to say that if any of the astronauts feel uncomfortable about flying the shuttle with a crack on the ET, I will be more than happy to take their spot. I realize I’m probably not qualified, and that I’d have to undergo rigorous physical conditioning before I’m fit for duty, but that’s a sacrifice I’m willing to make.

You’re a lot braver than I am. I reckon you would need nerves of steel to be an astronaut.

Tuck you will have to armwrestle me for that spot.

Tuckerfan and Rick, the pair of you are second and third fiddle to me as I took up space all through K-12 schooling. Get in line boys, and see a real space cadet ride the ultimate coin toss.