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Silent Key

Posted: Thu Oct 22, 2015 8:45 am
by simon72
Love this slightly bizarre song
A 4 year old on a ham radio in Hampshire picking up the last radio transmission of an suddenly enlightened soul on her way to death.
I just cannot work out what is sinking 4000 miles away and why everything christa (?) needs is in the deep blue sea?
Can someone enlighten me?!

Thanks

Re: Silent Key

Posted: Thu Oct 22, 2015 4:28 pm
by frank
The capsule of the Challenger crashed into the sea just off the Florida coast. Oxygen reports suggest that that's when the crew died.

The song is a flight of fancy. There were no transmissions during the fall.

Re: Silent Key

Posted: Thu Oct 22, 2015 8:36 pm
by simon72
Ahhh it was the challenger space shuttle that blew the o-ring..

Thanks

Re: Silent Key

Posted: Wed Oct 28, 2015 1:19 pm
by Bella
there is an amazing blog that references onneof my favorite authors (Terry Pratchett) and Silent Key and the logistics of the fantasy in the song...

its well worth a read.

http://independentscience.tumblr.com/po ... ns-stories

Bella
x

Re: Silent Key

Posted: Tue Nov 03, 2015 3:36 am
by TerribleTeaGuzzler
Thanks for the article link, Bella! Silent Key is one of my favourite songs, and Terry Pratchett one of my favourite authors. :-) Fascinating reading the science behind the song.