May 1, 2015 - Friends, wrap your head with duct tape (to prevent it from exploding). It’s Down-the-Rabbit-Hole time!
January 28, 1986.
That was day of the Challenger disaster, when the NASA Space Shuttle orbiter Challenger broke apart 73 seconds into its flight over the Atlantic Ocean, off the coast of Cape Canaveral, Florida at 11:38 EST. All seven crew members were killed, including five NASA astronauts and two payload specialists.
Millions of Americans (17% of the total population) watched the launch live on TV because of Payload Specialist Christa McAuliffe, the first teacher in space. Media coverage of the explosion was extensive: one study reported that 85% of Americans surveyed had heard the news within an hour of the accident.
The crew compartment and many other vehicle fragments were eventually recovered from the ocean floor after a lengthy search and recovery operation. The exact timing of the death of the crew is unknown; several crew members are known to have survived the initial breakup of the spacecraft. But the shuttle had no escape system, and the impact of the crew compartment with the ocean surface was too violent to be survivable.
The disaster resulted in a 32-month hiatus in NASA’s shuttle program and the formation of the Rogers Commission, a special commission appointed by then President Ronald Reagan to investigate the accident. The commission found NASA’s organizational culture and decision-making processes had been key contributing factors to the accident.
These are the names of Challenger’s 7 crew members:
Francis Richard Scobee, Commander
Michael J. Smith, Pilot
Ronald McNair, Mission Specialist
Ellison Onizuka, Mission Specialist
Judith Resnik, Mission Specialist
Greg Jarvis, Payload Specialist
Christa McAuliffe, Payload Specialist
That is the contention of simonshack and other contributors on the chat forum, CluesForum.info. They claim 6 of the 7 Challenger crew members are still alive; some even kept their names. Here’s their evidence.
A man named Richard Scobee, the CEO of a Chicago marketing-advertising company called Cows in Trees, bears a striking resemblance (30-year timelapse considered) to the Challenger’s Commander Francis Richard Scobee.
If you go on Cows in Trees’ website, you’ll see an animatioin of a rocket-powered cow in the sky with a swirling smoke-shaped 6, much like Space Shuttle Challenger as it was seen on TV exploding in mid-air. Wink, wink. That Commander/CEO Richard Scobee sure has a sense of humor!
A man also named Michael J. Smith, who is a Professor Emeritus (retired) of Industrial and Systems Engineering at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, bears a striking resemblance to Space Shuttle Challenger’s pilot Michael J. Smith (30-year timelapse considered).
This is Professor Emeritus Michael J. Smith’s email address: email@example.com
3. Ronald McNair, Challenger’s Mission Specialist
Born on Oct. 21, 1950, Challenger’s mission specialist Ronald McNair, the second African-American astronaut, with a Ph.D. in physics, would be 64 years old if he had not perished in the space shuttle explosion. If Ronald (l) were still alive today, he would look just like this pic of his brother, Carl (r).