April 21, 2003
Back on Feb 7 of this year, I talked a little about the Columbia space shuttle tragedy and the Program Manager, Ron Dittemore, who I felt a lot of respect for. I also happen to be friends with his daughter.In a news article here, it mentions that Mr. Dittemore is going to resign. It's important to note however, that his resignation was planned before the accident and that he postponed it in order to see to the orderly investigation of the accident. I maintain my respect for him and wish him the best in his new pursuits.While doing a little research, I also found a nice biography of Ron Dittemore on the KTLA website, courtesy of the LA Times.
Posted by charr at 1:36 PM
CNN did a lame piece on him last night, inferring reasons as to why he's leaving. They didn't bother to mention that his notice was submitted in advance of the Columbia incident.I hate it when news shows don't get it right and push their own opinions instead of just reporting the facts.
No kidding. The media has a lot of room for bias and tends to put things in the most dramatic or controversial way as possible.His daughter actually came over to my apartment last night and his move was expected and such. Fortunately, most reports I've read maintain a great opinion of him.