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With the exception of the outside spread, all of the poster images below are mock ups, but represent closely, what the final product will look like.
The return journey was full of extreme weather, the men suffered injuries and endured frostbite. They lost the first of their party when Edgar Evans fell to his death down an icy crevice. Slowed by blizzards and the frightening Antarctic terrain, the men were running dangerously low on provisions, Captain Lawrence Oates, an Ex English Military Officer, was suffering worst of all, and knew that his horrific gangrene brought on by frostbite was slowing everyone else down. He pleaded with the others to be left behind – they refused.
The following night, 16 March 1912, Oats got up in the tent, left his boots where they were, turned to his colleagues and said “I am just going outside and may be some time”, hoping to save their lives he walked out of the tent into the freezing night.
He will always be known as a very gallant gentleman.
To drain the reactor someone would have to dive into the water and open the release valve by hand.; for anyone involved it meant a certain and painful death.
Three men volunteered, now unofficially known as the suicide squad, they didn’t ask for glory or riches, simply that once they passed their families would be looked after. And so three ordinary men, Valeri Bezpalov, Alexie Ananenko and Boris Baranov did an extraordinary thing, and dove into the depths of the reactor.
After the only lamp they had with them fell into the darkness, the three men felt their way towards the gate, and completed their grim mission by opening the valve.
Ten days later all three were buried in lead coffins.
Ukrainian Folklore tells the story of the Bogatyri, three valiant knights of old.
The haunting images of Challenger's destruction and its capsules slow plummet back to earth on live television and in front of stunned onlookers, has been played and viewed over and over again throughout the years past. These images have had a profound affect on many people all over the world.
The Challenger disaster shows man's resolve to explore the great unknown, the never ending search for a greater understanding of who we are both personally and as a race. It shows our own resolve to be better, and that we are all trapped on this tiny speck of dust in an infinite universe. It’s also a beautiful and tragic reminder of who we’ve lost along the way, of those who burnt too fast and too brightly, and whose light was extinguished far too soon.
And danced the skies on laughter-silvered wings;
Sunward I've climbed and joined the tumbling mirth of sun-split clouds -
and done a hundred things You have not dreamed of -
wheeled and soared and swung high in the sunlit silence.
Hovering there I've chased the shouting wind along
and flung my eager craft through footless halls of air.
"Up, up the long delirious burning blue
I've topped the wind-swept heights with easy grace,
where never lark, or even eagle, flew;
and, while with silent, lifting mind I've trod
the high untrespassed sanctity of space,
put out my hand and touched the face of God.
By John Gillespie Magee, Jr.