"Houston, we've had a problem..."

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You guys wanna hear something really cool? I suggest listening to this at night, alone, with the lights turned off and using headphones...The accident happens about 8 minutes in. You can actually hear the explosion as a long "crackling" sound. Pretty creepy..

 
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Wow, thanks for the share. This is better than the movie.

This one's the audio from the ship, the "unpleasantness" occurs about 6 minutes in.
 
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These guys! How can they be so calm?
 
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These guys! How can they be so calm?
That's their training.
 
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These guys! How can they be so calm?
Because they want to live and they know damned well (and as SteamKing said have been trained to know) that panic in an emergency situation will likely get you killed and in any event is absolutely no help at all.

I heard an interesting anecdote once about fighter pilots vs regular people. There's a type of emergency in a jet where the pilot knows there's a pretty good chance he's going to die in 8 seconds. Now, a normal person will spend 8 seconds saying "OH S***" over and over. The fighter pilot will say. "Eight seconds? Hell, I can pull it out of this"

And by staying calm, he just might.
 
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I heard an interesting anecdote once about fighter pilots vs regular people. There's a type of emergency in a jet where the pilot knows there's a pretty good chance he's going to die in 8 seconds. Now, a normal person will spend 8 seconds saying "OH S***" over and over. The fighter pilot will say. "Eight seconds? Hell, I can pull it out of this"
I've had close calls and can understand this. But this isn't a close call IMO. I'd wouldn't be a good pilot/astronaut.
 
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I've had close calls and can understand this. But this isn't a close call IMO. I'd wouldn't be a good pilot/astronaut.
Most of us wouldn't, but they say training helps a lot.
 
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You can hear a change in Gene Krantz's voice around 50 minutes after the accident when they're starting to figure out it's the cryo-tanks.
 

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