TIL Big Bird nearly flew on the doomed Challenger space shuttle but was spared because the suit was too large.

Read more: https://www.nbcnews.com/science/weird-science/nasa-confirms-talks-fly-big-bird-doomed-shuttle-challenger-n353521

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  1. Holy shit. We watched that launch live at school y’all. We (and our teachers) had a lot of trauma to deal with after that. If they had Big Bird up on that thing…holy shit.

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