Challenger disaster: remembered (Boston.com)
Mission: TDRS-2; SPARTAN-203 Satellites
Space Shuttle: Challenger
Launch Pad: 39B
Launch Weight: 268,829 pounds
Launched: Jan. 28, 1986, 11:38:00 a.m. EST
Mission Duration: 1 minute, 13 seconds
Orbit Altitude: 150 nautical miles (planned)
Orbit Inclination: 28.5 degrees (planned)
Miles Traveled: 18 miles
The crew of the space shuttle Challenger. From left: Ellison Onizuka, Mike Smith, Christa McAuliffe, Dick Scobee, Greg Jarvis, Ron McNair and Judith Resnik. (NASA/1986)
Rest in peace, Richard Wright. You will be missed more than you likely knew.
The Great Gig in the Sky
“And I am not frightened of dying, any time will do, I
don’t mind. Why should I be frightened of dying?
There’s no reason for it, you’ve gotta go sometime.”
“If you can hear this whispering you are dying.”
“I never said I was frightened of dying.”
There are four great songs that feature Richard Wright’s piano/keyboard free for the listening from imeem.com available on the WiredBlog article noted above.