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Challenger: The Final Flight (Netflix)

Doog_de_JourDoog_de_Jour Posts: 5,433
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Excellent 4-parter about the Challenger shuttle disaster. I think it should be required viewing for anyone at Boeing. It’s a cautionary tale about how cutting corners.

For many Gen-Xers and Xennials like me this was our “where were you?” moment...like Race remembering where he was when Lincoln was assassinated.
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  • SwayeSwaye Posts: 35,062
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    I sometims wonder how terrifying it was for @RaceBannon during the bubonic plague. This is why he laughs off Covid. The Vid is the Black Deaths bitch.


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  • Excellent 4-parter about the Challenger shuttle disaster. I think it should be required viewing for anyone at Boeing. It’s a cautionary tale about how cutting corners.

    For many Gen-Xers and Xennials like me this was our “where were you?” moment...like Race remembering where he was when Lincoln was assassinated.

    Please tell me this was intentional. If so, I want to subscribe to your newsletter. Gold, Jerry! GOLD!
    BleachedAnusDawgDoog_de_JourPurpleBaze
  • DerekJohnsonDerekJohnson Posts: 32,297
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    Excellent 4-parter about the Challenger shuttle disaster. I think it should be required viewing for anyone at Boeing. It’s a cautionary tale about how cutting corners.

    For many Gen-Xers and Xennials like me this was our “where were you?” moment...like Race remembering where he was when Lincoln was assassinated.

    Race was doorbelling for Stephen Douglas
    GrundleStiltzkinIPukeOregonGrellowPurpleBaze


  • Excellent 4-parter about the Challenger shuttle disaster. I think it should be required viewing for anyone at Boeing. It’s a cautionary tale about how cutting corners.

    For many Gen-Xers and Xennials like me this was our “where were you?” moment...like Race remembering where he was when Lincoln was assassinated.

    I get that the Challenger disaster has more of a burned-in-memory significance, but Boeing definitely outdid this with the 737 MAX killing 346 people.

    https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/737-max-crashes-killed-346-were-horrific-culmination-failures-boeing-n1240192

    DeFazio said the House committee chose to release the report following its 18-month investigation to “spotlight not only on the broken safety culture at Boeing but also the gaps in the regulatory system at the FAA that allowed this fatally-flawed plane into service.”

    The committee's statement said its 239-page report, with more than 70 investigative findings, reveals “repeated and serious failures” by both Boeing and the FAA.

    The report claims that Boeing made “extensive efforts to cut costs” due to financial pressure and refused to slow its 737 Max production line, jeopardizing safety.
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  • LebamDawgLebamDawg Posts: 4,245
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    go back a little further and a repair to a pressure bulkhead on the tail section of a JAL 747 killed more.
    The details of that are disgusting. I knew some folks involved in that one.
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  • LebamDawgLebamDawg Posts: 4,245
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    What I remember of the Challenger going down was the inappropriate jokes that came out. You do not want to be working in an engineering department when tragedy strikes.

    Similar to the humor on this site.

    #TooSoon? is what I remember.
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  • biak1biak1 Posts: 2,459
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    LebamDawg said:

    What I remember of the Challenger going down was the inappropriate jokes that came out. You do not want to be working in an engineering department when tragedy strikes.

    Similar to the humor on this site.

    #TooSoon? is what I remember.

    Remember any?
    RaceBannonPurpleBazeBleachedAnusDawg


  • Excellent 4-parter about the Challenger shuttle disaster. I think it should be required viewing for anyone at Boeing. It’s a cautionary tale about how cutting corners.

    For many Gen-Xers and Xennials like me this was our “where were you?” moment...like Race remembering where he was when Lincoln was assassinated.

    Please tell me this was intentional. If so, I want to subscribe to your newsletter. Gold, Jerry! GOLD!
    Ha! Good catch. For my side hustle (you know, when I’m not at the brothel), I do a lot of proofreading and writing...so it makes zero sense I miss that kind of shit, but here we are.
    I wish all MY mistakes actually made things better.
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  • RaceBannonRaceBannon Posts: 62,975
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    Christa McAuliffe was an actual teacher as I recall. I just did a search of the crew and she was one of two women on board.

    I was running Seattle ops out of a Sears warehouse in the SoDo district and actually watched it on a bank of TVs in a Sears store just like the movies
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  • PurpleBazePurpleBaze Posts: 23,396
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    I was a sophomore in high school, sitting in my geometry class. Our class clown was listening to the radio in the back of the class. He broke the news to everyone and we all laughed at him not believing a word. A few minutes later, a couple of teachers came in to see if we had a TV in our classroom so that they could watch the news. I really followed the news and the investigation that followed the Challenger accident. I was very much fascinated with space and looked up to astronauts at that time.

    @LebamDawg, thanks for the info on JAL 123. I didn't remember that crash. Even back then, I was an aviation geek and my brothers and I would talk about airplanes, crashes, etc. I watched a Youtube video on that crash and it was sobering. The flight crew did their best, but the plane was just uncontrollable. Amazingly, there are a couple of grainy pictures of that plane with its vertical stabilizer missing.

    Some of the passengers also took pictures that were recovered. All the oxygen masks were deployed and there was a flight attendant talking to some passengers a few rows ahead. There was also a picture of the trailing edge of the right wing. The plane was till in straight-and-level flight at that point.
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  • PurpleThrobberPurpleThrobber Posts: 24,671
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    Was nursing a horrific hangover housesitting for my grandparents.

    Having lived through MLK Jr and RFKs assassinations, didn’t shake me much. Assumed risk of the profession.

    The second airliner into the tower left a much more lasting sense of grief and loss.
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  • Doog_de_JourDoog_de_Jour Posts: 5,433
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    edited November 18

    Was nursing a horrific hangover housesitting for my grandparents.

    Having lived through MLK Jr and RFKs assassinations, didn’t shake me much. Assumed risk of the profession.

    The second airliner into the tower left a much more lasting sense of grief and loss.

    I foresee this thread quickly being hijacked.

    But I remember seeing the second plane hit while in the break room at work and I thought it was just a replay of the first plane. I must've asked about 15 people if it was a replay and nobody could get out any words. That entire day is burned in to my memory. I'll know when the dementia has set in when I forget the looks on everyone's faces as they watched the tv.
    The start of the first Gulf War for some reason was more emotionally impactful than either the Challenger disaster or 9/11. I was in middle school at the time and I watched CNN nonstop to see what was going on.
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  • PurpleThrobberPurpleThrobber Posts: 24,671
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    Was nursing a horrific hangover housesitting for my grandparents.

    Having lived through MLK Jr and RFKs assassinations, didn’t shake me much. Assumed risk of the profession.

    The second airliner into the tower left a much more lasting sense of grief and loss.

    I foresee this thread quickly being hijacked.

    But I remember seeing the second plane hit while in the break room at work and I thought it was just a replay of the first plane. I must've asked about 15 people if it was a replay and nobody could get out any words. That entire day is burned in to my memory. I'll know when the dementia has set in when I forget the looks on everyone's faces as they watched the tv.
    The start of the first Gulf War for some reason was more emotionally impactful than either the Challenger disaster or 9/11. I was in middle school at the time and I watched CNN nonstop to see what was going on.
    That was kicksss TV. After growing up watching the nightly death count during Vietnam, GW1 was a welcome conquest.

    Did the young @Doog_de_Jour discover her womanhood through fantasies of Arthur Kent, the scud stud?

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  • Doog_de_JourDoog_de_Jour Posts: 5,433
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    Was nursing a horrific hangover housesitting for my grandparents.

    Having lived through MLK Jr and RFKs assassinations, didn’t shake me much. Assumed risk of the profession.

    The second airliner into the tower left a much more lasting sense of grief and loss.

    I foresee this thread quickly being hijacked.

    But I remember seeing the second plane hit while in the break room at work and I thought it was just a replay of the first plane. I must've asked about 15 people if it was a replay and nobody could get out any words. That entire day is burned in to my memory. I'll know when the dementia has set in when I forget the looks on everyone's faces as they watched the tv.
    The start of the first Gulf War for some reason was more emotionally impactful than either the Challenger disaster or 9/11. I was in middle school at the time and I watched CNN nonstop to see what was going on.
    That was kicksss TV. After growing up watching the nightly death count during Vietnam, GW1 was a welcome conquest.

    Did the young @Doog_de_Jour discover her womanhood through fantasies of Arthur Kent, the scud stud?

    Awwwwww yeah.



    Raawwwwwrrrrrrrr.
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  • LesGrossmanLesGrossman Posts: 1,254
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    I foresee this thread quickly being hijacked.

    But I remember seeing the second plane hit while in the break room at work and I thought it was just a replay of the first plane. I must've asked about 15 people if it was a replay and nobody could get out any words. That entire day is burned in to my memory. I'll know when the dementia has set in when I forget the looks on everyone's faces as they watched the tv.

    ISWYDT
    PurpleBazeLebamDawgRaceBannonGrundleStiltzkin
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