After dragging its feet for over six months, the National Institute of Standards and Technology finally responded and denied my Request for Correction (RFC) of March 8, 2007, plus my supplemental letter of May1 (all four relevant documents are available here
). The only concession was that NIST corrected an alleged typo. NIST clings to its official airplane story just as tightly as ever, perceiving no difficulty at all in aluminum airplanes smoothly disappearing into a steel/concrete Tower without losing a flap, panel or wing tip and no deceleration. NSIT’s answer comes as no surprise but NIST makes a surprising admission in the course of its denial, described below.