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Been thinking about the challenger accident recently, largely because of this song: youtu.be/HNVgjsNBAWA

I'm worried Blue Origin is going to experience a similar situation. Don't get me wrong, humanity has been launching people up there for a long time and we've learnt a lot, but something about Bezos' personality makes me think he's not got his eye as much on the ball as Musk (and other non-famous space-billionaires).

Just my thought of the day, maybe it's just me though.

Making fun of a potential accident 

@pswilde I kind of hate to say it, but if Blue Origin were to disintegrate Captain Kirk on his first (and last) actual "space" [1] journey -- well, let's just say that'd be the mother of all fails.

[1] to me that's not actually space but wtf.

Making fun of a potential accident 

@fedops this too, went through my mind 🤣

It actually really scares me.

The song (OP link) makes me particularly emotional for some reason, pulls on the old heart strings and stuff

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Unsollicited personal anecdote: I was in college at the time, going into the main building and a friend told me about the disaster. I didn't believe him. Then somebody else brought a portable TV (5 or 6-inch CRT) and we watched and rewatched the replay with horror and fascination.

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