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NASA

Beyonce 'Trivialized' Deaths of Challenger Crew

1/1/2014 6:50 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

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Beyonce
got off easy with NASA ... rather than saying she blatantly exploited the deaths of the Challenger astronauts, the space agency essentially said she dishonored the memories of the crew.

As you know ... Beyonce's song, "XO" begins with sound from mission control in 1986 ... as they react to the spaceship blowing up and the 7 crew members careening to the ground.

NASA 's response ... "The Challenger accident is an important part of our history; a tragic reminder that space exploration is risky and should never be trivialized."

Beyonce came out with a bizarre, hollow justification ... "The song 'XO' was recorded with the sincerest intention to help heal those who have lost loved ones to remind us that unexpected things happen ..."

It's not exactly that there was suddenly a burning need to help the families cope with the deaths that are almost 2 decades old. 

Could it be that Beyonce just knows good drama when she sees it?

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16.

OhWell    

" the 7 crew members careening to the ground"


They Fell Ten Miles Off Shore Into The Ocean!


Dumb Ass TMZ Gays.

192 days ago
17.

Wackoclause    

.........................VERY SAD..........................


Alleged continuation of Challenger Tape Transcript

The following transcript begins two seconds after NASA's official version ends, with pilot Michael Smith saying, " Uh-oh! " Times from the moment of takeoff are shown in minutes and seconds and are approximate.

The sex of the speaker is indicated by M or F.

T+1:15 (M)
What happened? What happened? Oh God, no - no!

T+1:17 (F)
Oh dear God.

T+1:18 (M)
Turn on your air pack! Turn on your air...

T+1:20 (M)
Can't breathe... choking...

T+1:21 (M)
Lift up your visor!

T+1:22 (M/F)
(Screams.) It's hot. (Sobs.) I can't. Don't tell me...God! Do it...now...

T+1:24 (M)
I told them... I told them... Dammit! Resnik don't...

T+1:27 (M)
Take it easy! Move (unintelligible)...

T+1:28 (F)
Don't let me die like this. Not now. Not here...

T+1:31 (M)
Your arm... no... I (extended garble, static)

T+1:36 (F)
I'm... passing... out...

T+1:37 (M)
We're not dead yet.

T+1:40 (M)
If you ever wanted (unintelligible) me a miracle... (unintelligible)... (screams)

T+1:41 (M)
She's... she's... (garble) ... damn!

T+1:50 (M)
Can't breathe...

T+1:51 (M/F)
(screams) Jesus Christ! No!

T+1:54 (M)
She's out.

T+1:55 (M)
Lucky... (unintelligible).

T+1:56 (M)
God. The water... we're dead! (screams)

T+2:00 (F)
Goodbye (sobs)... I love you, I love you...

T+2:03 (M)
Loosen up... loosen up...

T+2:07 (M)
It'll just be like a ditch landing...

T+2:09 (M)
That's right, think positive.

T+2:11 (M)
Ditch procedure...

T+2:14 (M)
No way!

T+2:17 (M)
Give me your hand...

T+2:19 (M)
You awake in there? I... I...

T+2:29 (M)
Our Father... (unintelligible)...

T+2:42 (M)
hallowed be Thy name... (unintelligible).

T+2:58 (M)
The Lord is my shepherd, I shall...not want. He maketh me to lie down in green pastures... though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil... I will dwell in the house...

T+3:15 to end
None. Static, silence.

192 days ago
18.

Jordan    

Beyoncé called her good friend in the White House Barack Obama, and he told NASA he would cut more of NASA Budget if they continued to Be Angry with their Really Good Friend BEYONCE.

192 days ago
19.

TMS    

Hey Beyonce, no matter how much money you have, you'll never be able to buy any class!

192 days ago
20.

Keith    

Since the accident happened in 1986, that would make it almost three decades old, not two. Typical Liberal math at TMZ.

192 days ago
21.

lynn331977    

Why would you use something so devastating as art ? I don't understand that.

192 days ago
22.

Tax    

Obama loving ghetto ****!!!

192 days ago
23.

Rebecca    

Anything for a dollar, be glad when you are yesterdays news.

192 days ago
24.

marchetti    

jay z and money ****ed this stupid bitches head up. she is full of herself. Join the Kardashians and go away for good dirty bitch. heres a line for u to use in your next song. Jigga what? Jigga Who? JIGGA BOO

192 days ago
25.

Wackoclause    

She was five years old at the time of the Challenger accident,Shes to young & stupid to remember the horror of that day.


RIP


● Francis R. Scobee – Mission Commander


● Michael J. Smith – Pilot


● Ellison S. Onizuka – Mission Specialist 1


● Judith A. Resnik – Mission Specialist 2


● Ronald E. McNair – Mission Specialist 3


● Christa McAuliffe – Payload Specialist 1, Teacher in space


● Gregory B. Jarvis – Payload Specialist 2

192 days ago
26.

REALLY?    

Beyonce is full of s%! On this one.... the answer she gave is sickening. She's just trying to get out of a bad situation.

192 days ago
27.

Yort    

Does anybody know how to spell anymore? 2? It is two, when written in an article. Apparently TMZ does not hire writers for their ability to write professionally.

192 days ago
28.

jef    

Once a n----, always a n----. Money changes nothing

192 days ago
29.

godmanneo    

May the god of our lord Jesus Christ give her wisdom and understanding.

192 days ago
30.

garwilly     

Who cares, you retards at TMZ exploit people everyday...and doesn't nasa got better things to do

192 days ago
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