PAX: Pete – Louis, Matthew – Running Man
WarmUp: Imperial Walkers, Don Quixotes, Beet Pickers, Grady Corns, and 10-1 Motivators.
The Thang: Challenger Disaster by the Numbers
7 Bonnie Blairs IC
7 Crew members perished
53 SSHs IC
53 degrees: the coldest space shuttle flight before Challenger, in which Thiokol engineers identified failure of the primary O-rings in the booster rockets.
18F:Low temperature overnight
25 Reverse Lunges IC
25F:Temperature measured on the left SRB
8F: Temperature measured on the right SRB
36 OH Claps IC
36F: Ambient air temperature at time of launch
11:39 EST: Time at which the Challenger started its final launched.
73sec Wall Sit
73 seconds: time after takeoff when the Challenger Space Shuttle broke apart off the coast of Cape Canaveral
Did some more exercises to stay warm:
7 Bonnie Blairs IC
20 Mountain Climbers IC
20 Reverse Lunges IC
20 Seal Claps IC
20 Copperhead Squats
15 Stair Jumps
Mary: Flutter Kicks, Penguin Crunches, Sweat Angels, American Hammers, and Plank Pose.
CoT: Throughout the workout YHC reflected on some of the engineering and management lessons learned from the Challenger disaster. It is imperative on all who work with information that affects other peoples’ lives to adhere to strict standards of excellence—to not give in when management pressure becomes intense, but to stand by our principles.
“The future doesn’t belong to the fainthearted; it belongs to the brave. The Challenger crew was pulling us into the future, and we’ll continue to follow them. The crew of the space shuttle Challenger honored us by the manner in which they lived their lives. We will never forget them, nor the last time we saw them, this morning, as they prepared for their journey and waved goodbye and ‘slipped the surly bonds of earth’ to ‘touch the face of God.’” – Ronald Reagan