Journey of the Mayfly
On the 28th January, 1986, 72 seconds after launch, the space shuttle “Challenger” exploded, killing all 7 crew aboard. The world was stunned as the horror sank home. I was profoundly affected too. An avid shuttle “watcher” I followed every mission with intense interest, and the fragility of this life was hammered home in my mind. This cartoon was done 4 years later after the investigations had shown how NASA had toyed with death and how safety standards had been compromised. The cartoon was a dark reference to an earlier incident regarding a faulty “space toilet”.