The Challenger Crew Were Actually Alive As They Plunged To Earth – And NASA Tried To Conceal It

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A mere 73 seconds after liftoff, the crew of the Challenger shuttle felt an almighty jolt. From that moment, it’s likely that the seven ill-fated voyagers were all too aware of their spacecraft’s subsequent downwards trajectory. And it’s possible they only died when they crashed into the ocean – but NASA tried to circulate a different version of events.

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In the aftermath of World War II, both the United States and the Soviet Union emerged as two world powers. However, the countries upheld very different ideologies; while the Americans supported capitalism, the Soviets were communist. And it was these two different viewpoints that caused the nations to enter into the so-called Cold War.

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By the 1950s the situation between the United States and the Soviet Union had become precarious. Both of the nations were stockpiling arms – including nuclear weapons – and they were involved in a proxy war in Korea. There, America backed the capitalist South, while the Soviets supported the socialist North.

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