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Challenger Anniversary 30 years

Space travel is dangerous

     
9:08 pm on Jan 28, 2016 (gmt 0)

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On the clear and cold morning of January 28, 1986, the space shuttle Challenger lifted off from Cape Canaveral bearing seven crew. Minutes later they were all dead, and NASA is holding an official day of remembrance for them, and the crews of Apollo 1 and Shuttle Columbia.

"Every year at this time, we take a moment to reflect as the NASA Family on the very broad shoulders on which we stand: the shoulders of those men and women at NASA who gave their lives so that you and I could continue to reach new heights for the benefit of all humankind," said NASA administrator Charlie Boden.

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I watched that launch and was shocked silly by the event. Brave hearts lost, hearts just as brave continued. That is how it should be. We should remember, learn, and go forth.
7:26 pm on Feb 1, 2016 (gmt 0)

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Had a lot in common with the Piper Alpha tragedy. Both are examples of what happens when accountants gain control of engineering projects.
 

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