Christa McAuliffe quite exploded

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    A few weeks ago we were assigned to watch The Importance of Being Earnest. In that movie, Algernon talks about his countryside friend. They ask him what happened to him, and he says that he died: "He quite exploded." Then I watch a documentary about Christa McAuliffe last night, and I realized the same could be said about her.
     
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    This was totally inappropriate. THough what you say is true and to some degree witty, it is quite insensitive.
     
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    Tasteless. Could be, sure...but shouldn't be.
     
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    I know. I'm going to hell.
     
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    I thought you already had.:biggrin1: No, joking aside Henry we all lay an egg from time to time.
     
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    Bad. Very bad. And in poor taste to boot. Glad to see you remember someone's dying in such a tragic accident coinciding with a movie.:mad:

    No matter how truthful it might've been, it still was in extremely bad taste.

    Yup, and i hope you have asbestos underwear too.
     
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    Yeah, and that's some great female empowerment on display in your avatar. It's not like you're reducing women to sexual objects or anything. :rolleyes:

    About McAuliffe, it's sad she died, obviously. But for the life of me, I could never figure out what the fuck they were doing sending a teacher into space. The documentary said she was going to teach from space. Um ... WHY? :eek:
     
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    To inspire children to take an interest in science.

    Do you know what her last words were?
     
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    Besides being tasteless the O/P is mostly wrong.

    It's been fully disclosed that the crew cabin separated intact from the shuttle and the force of the blast wasn't strong to kill them. It's estimated they may have survived the fall to the surface -if- the cabin didn't decompress. I don't recall NASA ever disclosing whether the cabin decompressed. I know the immediate families were given a "best guess" but that's all.
     
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    She didn't explode: the vehicle burned, heated up and probably everyone "fried" and it hits the water, falling into pieces.

    Trying to stretch a metaphor just to make a point?

    What for?
     
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    Well, I'm sure it was very inspiring for her students to watch their teacher explode on national television. This documentary had footage of her students gathered in a room, balloons everywhere, wearing party hats, all looking at the screen with this stunned look on their faces. It was sick. It was like they were celebrating her death.

     
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    She was to have set up a Telstar system/relay and would have been seen on many TV's in many schools throughout the USA. It was a good idea. It was tragic what happened. Kids had to learn about death instead of watching a teacher do interesting stuff in zero G.
     
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    Oh, no. I distinctly remember some government agent making a speech that went, "Christa McAuliffe blazed a trail into space." I'm not kidding. He said that. Not realizing how literal his words were. Merely descriptive, it would seem.
     
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    You are drawing closer to the line of pointlessness and revealing your lack of empathy again. I saw all that stuff on TV too. My nephews were devastated at the footage. They were expecting some "fun stuff".

    Stop being a prick.
     
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    In other words, it was a NASA publicity stunt gone nightmarish, and as a means of distracting from the incompetence and stupidity of the whole thing, they made her into a hero -- when the poor thing never really did anything. (I remember hearing that NASA knew there were problems with the shuttle but allowed it to go through because they were behind schedule.)
     
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    The Titanic was tragic. It was also, like Challenger, an example of hubris.
     
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    Now THAT'S satire!
     
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    What's the point of this thread? Shock value?
     
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