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By Richard P. Feynman, Ralph Leighton

The New York Times best-selling sequel to "Surely You’re Joking, Mr. Feynman!"

one of many maximum physicists of the 20th century, Richard Feynman possessed an unquenchable thirst for experience and an remarkable skill to inform the tales of his lifestyles. "What Do You Care What folks Think?" is Feynman’s final literary legacy, ready along with his buddy and fellow drummer, Ralph Leighton. between its many tales―some humorous, others intensely moving―we meet Feynman’s first spouse, Arlene, who taught him of love’s irreducible secret as she lay demise in a sanatorium mattress whereas he labored within reach at the atomic bomb at Los Alamos. we're additionally given a desirable narrative of the research of the distance shuttle Challenger’s explosion in 1986, and we relive the instant while Feynman published the disaster’s reason through a sublime scan: losing a hoop of rubber right into a glass of chilly water and pulling it out, misshapen.

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They take me to a room and, certain adequate, there’s an enormous assembly occurring: there are brilliant lighting fixtures and tv cameras down in entrance; the room is totally complete, bursting with humans, and all i will do is only squash my means into the again. I’m considering, “There’s just one door to this position. How the hell am I gonna get all the way down to front from right here? ” Then I overhear whatever a bit bit—it’s to this point down there that I can’t make out precisely what it is—but it’s obviously a special topic! So i'm going again to Graham’s place of work and locate his secretary. She calls round and unearths out the place the fee is assembly. “I don’t recognize, either,” she says to the individual at the different finish. “He easily wandered in right here! ” The assembly was once in Mr. Rogers’ legislations workplaces, at 1415 H road. My slip of paper acknowledged 1415 eighth road. (The tackle were given over the phone. ) i ultimately bought to Mr. Rogers’ office—I used to be the single one late—and Mr. Rogers brought me to the opposite commissioners. the one one I had ever heard of in addition to Mr. Rogers used to be Neil Armstrong, the moon guy, who used to be serving as vice-chairman. (Sally journey used to be at the fee, yet I didn’t detect who she was once until eventually later. *) there has been a truly handsome-looking man in a uniform, a common Kutyna (pronounced Koo-TEE-na). He regarded ambitious in his outfit, whereas the opposite humans had on traditional fits. this primary assembly was once quite simply an off-the-cuff get-together. That stricken me, simply because i used to be nonetheless wound up like a spring from my JPL briefing the day prior to. Mr. Rogers did announce a number of issues. He learn from the administrative order that outlined our paintings: The fee shall: 1. evaluation the conditions surrounding the coincidence and identify the possible reason or reasons of the twist of fate; and 2. improve ideas for corrective or different motion established upon the Commission’s findings and determinations. Mr. Rogers additionally acknowledged we'd entire our research inside one hundred twenty days. That was once a aid: the scope of our fee will be constrained to investigating the coincidence, and our paintings will be accomplished earlier than i used to be performed committing suicide! Mr. Rogers requested every one people how a lot of our time shall we spend at the fee. the various commissioners have been retired, and nearly every person acknowledged that they had rearranged their schedules, I stated, “I’m able to paintings one hundred pc, beginning instantaneously! ” Mr. Rogers requested, “Who might be accountable for writing the file? ” A Mr. Hotz, who were the editor of Aviation Week journal, volunteered to do this. Then Mr. Rogers pointed out one other subject. “I’ve been in Washington a protracted time,” he stated, “and there’s something you all needs to understand: it doesn't matter what we do, there'll constantly be leaks to the click. the easiest we will be able to do is simply try and reduce them. the correct option to take care of leaks is to have public conferences. we are going to have closed conferences, after all, but when we discover something very important, we'll have an open assembly right now, so the general public will regularly understand what's going. ” Mr. Rogers persevered, “To begin issues off correct with the click, our first authentic assembly may be a public assembly.

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