Reply to post: Re: Space Shuttle

Russian rocket goes BOOM again – this time with a crew on it

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Re: Space Shuttle

The worst bit about the Challenger disaster though was the fact that the dangers of the booster construction had

The launch was even more compromised by the politics. Many of engineers said "no fly" on launch morning because of the temperature. But there was a lot of political and PR pressure to launch no matter what as "the world was watching". Someone high up overrode the engineers' "no fly".

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