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originally posted by: Irishhaf
a reply to: Bigburgh
I was on the flight line at Barksdale when that accident occurred, didnt see the trail first hand but was on hand when the remains were brought to the base, was a pretty somber day.
originally posted by: Zaphod58
a reply to: Irishhaf
When I first learned about that I was stunned that they could be so stupid. Then I saw it happen more and more in other areas and I was stunned it didn't end in disaster more often.
originally posted by: wildespace
Stark events that will remain in our memory forever.
I've created a couple of threads about the Challenger disaster, please have a read:
Challenger disaster: "obviously a major malfunction" and "the vehicle has exploded" - explained
The coverup regarding the fate of Challenger astronauts
Myth #1: A nation watched as tragedy unfolded
Few people actually saw what happened live on television. The flight occurred during the early years of cable news, and although CNN was indeed carrying the launch when the shuttle was destroyed, all major broadcast stations had cut away — only to quickly return with taped relays. With Christa McAuliffe set to be the first teacher in space, NASA had arranged a satellite broadcast of the full mission into television sets in many schools, but the general public did not have access to this unless they were one of the then-few people with satellite dishes. What most people recall as a "live broadcast" was actually the taped replay broadcast soon after the event.
originally posted by: AK907ICECOLD
a reply to: _BoneZ_
Isn't there a conspiracy that 5 of them have twins and that one is still a professor? There still alive if I recall, nobody was on that shuttle hence adding to the "we never went to the moon"?