Friday, January 27, 2006

Challenger - 20 Years After

This Saturday will mark the 20th anniversary of the Challenger shuttle diaster.

Much will be said and written about this tragic date, but I would like to take a moment to help knock down some urban myths about the loss of the Challenger and her crew.

MSNBC features 7 myths about the Challenger shuttle disaster, concerning stories that have circlated through gossip and urban legends over the past two decades.

Snopes.com has an entry debunking the story of a tape and transcript of the final minutes of the shuttle crew after their vehicle exploded.

On a more positive note, the NASA homepage is marking the Challenger anniversary by remembering the crew of Apollo 1 and Columbia as well.

There is also a page on NASA's future projects, such as the return to the moon.

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