Designed for Disaster

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A detailed analysis of the meltdown of the reactor at Chernobyl. What happened and why.
In this short I discuss nuclear fission as it applies to power generation. This track is a must-listen before listening to the episodes about Fukushima and Chernobyl.
I go over what we know so far about the two recent Boeing 737 MAX crashes and what we could be doing in the mean time to prevent another accident.
The crash of AA Flight 587 in 2001 changed the way pilots understood what their aircraft were capable of. Sources: NTSB Air Crash Investigation
In February of 1982 the Ocean Ranger sank in the North Atlantic sealing the fate of 84 men. This episode explores what happened and why. Sources: "Porthole to Failure" - NASA "The Sinking of the Ocean Ranger" - United States Coast Guard
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