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Feynman protects some NASA careers
on 29 May 2005
This book is pretty funny. Although NASA knew exactly what had caused the Challenger disaster, they found it convenient to lay a trail for Feynman, enabling him to rediscover what they had known all along. To what purpose? you might ask. Simple: so they could then say, "My God! So it was the O-rings then! Thank-you for enlightening us, O Great One!" and thereby protect a few careers. What gets me, though, and what comes through clearly in the book, is that at no point does Feynman ever consider the possibility that anyone less brilliant than himself could have reached the same conclusions. This no doubt made him the perfect stooge.