Jane Jarrell Smith


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  • ''The report reflects incredibly terrible judgments, shockingly sparse concern for human life, instances of officials lacking the courage to exercise the responsibilities of their high office and some very bewildering thought processes.''
    Jane Jarrell Smith, U.S. widow of American astronaut Michael J. Smith. As quoted in Newsweek magazine, p. 13 (June 30, 1986). On the Rogers Commission report which described the circumstances surrounding the explosion of the Challenger, the American space shuttle on which her husband and the other six crew members were killed. As it turned out, the explosion was caused by faulty "O-ring" seals.
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