Roger Boisjoly dies at 73

Joseph Bento joseph at
Sat Feb 4 22:08:53 CST 2012

Roger Boisjoly died in Nephi, Utah on January 6.  The media is just reporting it now.  (A month after the fact, is this no longer real news, or are there any coverups going on?)

I never followed the aftermath of the Challenger disaster that closely.  I had always assumed that it was a tragic accident.  I had no idea that it was a preventable accident - that this man forewarned months ahead of time that such a catastrophe could occur.

The bigwigs at Thiokol ignored the engineers, and did not include them on the ultimate decision to tell NASA to proceed with the launch.  Names are mentioned in the story.  I'd be curious to know how their lives were affected by their decision. 

Joe, N6DGY

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