Baseball Crank
Covering the Front and Back Pages of the Newspaper
February 3, 2003
SCIENCE: Challenger

I was riveted last night by MSNBC's special on the Challenger disaster, which I hadn't thought about in some years -- specifically, I hadn't realized that the astronauts had apparently survived the explosion and one of them even had the presence of mind to pull a lever starting oxygen tanks they would need to survive the fall. The conclusion seemed to be that they had probably blacked out somewhere in the plunge of their compartment towards the ocean and been killed by the impact with the water at upwards of 200 mph. Wow.

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