Three years ago, the Shuttle Columbia disintegrated upon reentry into the Earth’s atmosphere. I used to be tremendously into the space program and flight, in general. So, when this happened, I was very upset and felt I had to do an episode of t5MS that would depart from the format of the show and pay tribute to these people who gave their lives so that humanity could expand outward–if even just a little bit.
Released the day after the Shuttle Columbia disaster, the February 2, 2003 episode of the 5 Minute Show was titled “Departure”.
Depressing, but, I think, important.