“We all knew they’d been itching to get Challenger off the ground.”
About a month after Challenger blew up, Wendell Troup told me his wife was trying to poison him.
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Patrick Ryan is the author of the forthcoming short story collection The Dream Life of Astronauts (Dial/Random House). His books include Send Me, Saints of Augustine and Gemini Bites. His work has appeared in The Best American Short Stories, Tales of Two Cities, Tin House and elsewhere. He is the editor of One Teen Story.
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