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  • challenger

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    The Challenger Explosion      Even some sixteen years later I still remember the day and what I was doing when I heard that the space shuttle Challenger had exploded. I was five years old in 1986, attending elementary school and being a normal five year old. On Tuesday January 28, 1986 I was home sick from school being babysat by my grandmother because my parents were at work. I knew that day was important because we had talked about the space launch in school and planned

  • The Challenger

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    The Challenger The skies were clear on the cold freezing morning of January 28, 1986. Kennedy Space Center in Florida was busy preparing the launch of the 25th space shuttle into space. This was one of the most publicized launches because it was the first time that a civilian, a school teacher, was going into space. The launch of Challenger had been delayed five times due to bad weather, January 28 was the coldest day that NASA had ever launched a shuttle. Seventy three seconds into

  • Challenger

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    January 28, 1986, the Space Shuttle Challenger the 25th space shuttle mission, was set to be launched from Kennedy Space Center in Florida at, 11:38am. Originally the launch was scheduled for January 22, at 3:43pm but had been set back several times due to bad weather. Hopes ran high the anticipation for the lift off was tremendous. This was to be one of the greatest missions ever. It would be a first for many things. The most publicized was that it would be the first time a schoolteacher was allowed

  • Challenger

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    On January 26, 1986, one of the greatest disasters of our time occurred. When Challenger was destroyed many questions were asked about the safety of space missions. Many questions were asked about the credibility of the engineers who designed the air craft. It is now know that crucial information about the faulty O-rings was know to many if not all of the engineers. These engineers had many moral decisions they had to face when the problem was first noticed, which was as early as November

  • Challenger Disaster

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    Introduction "The Space Shuttle Challenger Disaster" or the 25th mission of NASA's shuttle program on January 28,1986, resulted on explosion just 73 seconds after the shuttle took off which caused the death of 7 crew members, is considered a tragedy disaster rather than a mere accident because an accident could be avoided, as former Morton Thiokol seal expert Roger Boisjoly declared " We could have stopped it .We had initially stopped it. And then the decision was made to go forward anyways"

  • Challenger Explosion

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    On January 26, 1986, one of the greatest disasters of our time occurred. The shuttle, Challenger, blew up in front of a live audience. The space launch was being broadcasted across the United States live from Kennedy Space Center in Florida. This launch was one of the most publicized launches due to the first civilian going into space and also that the launch had been delayed six times before.      The U.S. Centennial of Flight Commission detailed that the launch took place

  • The Challenger Launch

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    The Challenger space shuttle was supposed to be to be launch tomorrow by National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). Out of several civilians, Christa McAuliffe who was a school teacher was selected by NASA for space program, and she is part of the crew. She was very excited about her space travel and introducing the crew members, Commander Richard Scobee, Pilot Michael Smith, laser physicist Ronald McNair, mission specialist Ellison Onizuka, NASA astronaut Judith Resnik and a Payload Specialist

  • Challenger Disaster

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    Challenger Disaster It was on January 28, 1986 at 11:38 A.M. that the shuttle Challenger, NASA flight 51-L, the twenty-fifth shuttle flight, took off. It was the "Teacher in Space" mission. At lift-off, the temperature at ground level was 36° Fahrenheit, which was 15° Fahrenheit cooler than any previous launch by NASA. It was the Challenger's tenth flight. Take-off had been delayed several times. Finally the shuttle had taken off. The shuttle had climbed high in the sky thirty-five seconds after

  • The Challenger Disaster

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    The Challenger disaster of 1986 was a shock felt around the country. During liftoff, the shuttle exploded, creating a fireball in the sky. The seven astronauts on board were killed and the shuttle was obliterated. Immediately after the catastrophe, blame was spread to various people who were in charge of creating the shuttle and the parts of the shuttle itself. The Presidential Commission was decisive in blaming the disaster on a faulty O-ring, used to connect the pieces of the craft. On the other

  • Space Shuttle Challenger

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    On the morning of January 28, 1986, the Space Shuttle Challenger disintegrated in midair as the nation watched in disbelief and sadness. The cause of the Challenger accident was determined to be a system design failure on one of the shuttle’s solid rocket boosters. Solid Rocket Boosters (SRBs) are a pair of large solid strap-on rockets that were utilized by NASA during the first two minutes of the Challenger’s Space Shuttle launch. The pair of SRBs was applied to provide an extra liftoff boost