Saturday, January 28, 2006

The surly bonds of Earth

On this date in 1986, the space shuttle Challenger was destroyed 73 seconds after launch, killing all aboard. The destruction was blamed on an O-ring in one of the solid rocket boosters that failed due to the cold January day in Florida.

The crew:
Francis "Dick" Scobee
Michael J. Smith
Judith Resnik
Ellison Onizuka
Ronald McNair
Gregory Jarvis
Christa McAuliffe

Godspeed Challenger.

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