What is the difference between
“A Fact” and “The Truth”?

A Fact is Objective:

The Temperature at launch was below 32 Degrees.

Morton-Thiokol engineers and management knew prior to the Challenger launch that O-Rings had eroded during launches at temperatures below 32 Degrees.

Truth is Subjective:

Launching Below a temperature of 32 Degrees places the shuttle at risk of exploding during launch

We have launched at these temperatures without failure before.


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