Challenger Disaster by the Numbers

DATE: 2023-01-30
AO: Farm
Q: Infinity
PAX: Chile, Matthew – Running Man
FNGs: None
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.

18 CDDs IC
18F:Low temperature overnight

25 Reverse Lunges IC
25F:Temperature measured on the left SRB

8 Burpees
8F: Temperature measured on the right SRB

36 OH Claps IC
36F: Ambient air temperature at time of launch

11 Derkins
39 Squats
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
18 CDDs
8 Burpees
25 Reverse Lunges IC
20 Seal Claps IC
20 Derkins
20 Copperhead Squats

Mary: Flutter Kicks, Penguin Crunches, Sweat Angels, American Hammers, Side Crunches, 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

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