Question of concern: Microfracture in the ship's structure: good enough excuse to strand my characters?
Reading through the question, I noticed a great deal of "This is how I want my story to unfold." The question appears (to me) to be a plausibility check of the OP's plot and, more specifically, of the specific plot point that a rushed repair job left a damaged ship to be used for the story's mission.
However, the question's only answer at the time of this writing belongs to one of the highest reputation members on the site. So, maybe I'm missing some nuance that makes the question not about storybuilding. Or, as the answer's author notes in comments to his/her own answer, this question really is "into plot and character" and s/he jumped the gun on answering.
Community consensus on the matter?