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OTTAWA—In the 1997 movie Rocket Man (starring Canadian actor Harland Williams), a comedy about the first manned mission to Mars, there is a scene where a senior NASA manager, played by Jeffery DeMunn, is trying to justify why he did not predict and cannot handle a potentially deadly error on the Red Planet. In response to criticism he sputters: “But we followed policy! We followed policy!” He is shoved aside and a former disgraced astronaut played by Beau Bridges steps in to save the day.

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