This Shuttle Will Self-destruct in 5 Seconds

May 13th, 2008

SpaceThe US space shuttles have self-destruct systems that can be activated from the ground during the first two minutes of flight. I guess this makes sense—if the shuttle were to unexpectedly divert its course and crash in a heavily populated area, mass death and destruction would ensue. Better to destroy the shuttle and its crew. The linked article has a picture of the actual self-destruct console.

Link: http://www.popularmechanics.com/…
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