Why ground the shuttles with one in space?

As discussion has intensified over potential problems with the shuttle re-entry due to the foam problems I can’t help but feel a bit disappointed over NASA’s public grounding of the shuttles while Discovery is in space.  This is something that could surely have waited until the Discovery is safely back home.  I know that NASA is trying to be more open with the public but let’s give some consideration to the men and women up in space right now.  May they return safely and triumphantly.


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