Challenger Disaster

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  • 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

  • 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"

  • 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

  • The Causes Of The Challenger Disaster

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    On the fateful day of Jan. 28, 1986, America launched the challenger space shuttle but unexpectedly, this will be the last time the shuttle and its crew would leave the ground. On that day, the challenger had engineering errors that resulted in the shuttle exploding in the air and killing the crew. What went wrong? According to Denise Chow, journalist of New York daily news, an investigation revealed that a seal, called an O-ring, right solid rocket booster had failed at liftoff, allowing pressurized

  • The Challenger Disaster Explained

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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

  • The Challenger Disaster Speech Analysis

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    President Ronald Reagan delivered his speech on The Challenger Disaster; hours after the space shuttle The Challenger exploded while in take off. There were hundreds of spectators supporting this ‘First Teacher in Space’ program and thousands across the country glued to their T.V.s who witnessed this horrifying event. The mission was very unique allowing the first teacher to ever be allowed in space during a mission. She was aboard The Challenger as an observer in the NASA Teacher in Space Program

  • The Space Shuttle Challenger Disaster

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    January 28, 1986 the Space Shuttle Challenger destined for space came to a crashing halt after just 73 seconds into liftoff. What would the first thought of any normal person be? Why? What went wrong? All seven crew members aboard The Challenger perished. While the physical cause of the Challenger is now known as the failure of mechanics, the Report of the Presidential Commission on the Space Shuttle Challenger Accident revealed that the primary cause of the disaster was “flaws in the decision making

  • The Space Shuttle Challenger Disaster

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    1.0 Introduction Seventy three seconds into its 10th flight, on January 28, 1986, the Space Shuttle Challenger broke apart over the Atlantic Ocean, killing the seven crew members on board [1]. The Challenger was the second space shuttle constructed by NASA and had completed nine successful missions prior to the disaster. Following the accident, the shuttle program was suspended for 32 months as President Ronald Regan appointed a Commission, chaired by William P. Rogers and known as the Rogers

  • The Disaster Of Space Shuttle Challenger And The Tragic Disaster

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    January 28, 1986 Space Shuttle Challenger and The Tragic Disaster Being Reported by Ashlynn LaFlamme – News Broadcaster “Good Morning America. This is Ashlynn LaFlamme, of CBN , reporting live from the NASA launch pad at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida.” “At the moment the seven astronauts are preparing to enter the space shuttle, Shuttle Challenger, including the first teacher ever in space, Christina McAuliffe, from Concord, New Hampshire. This is a great day in history as

  • The Cause Of The Space Shuttle Challenger Disaster

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    In 1986 when the space shuttle Challenger launched from Kennedy Space Center people watched in awe for a little more than a minute before the shuttle exploded in flight. This was the first of only two major accidents that occurred during over two decades of NASA’s shuttle program. Many would consider the Challenger disaster to be a fluke that could not have been prevented or predicted but, In truth, it was an accident waiting to happen and was a symptom of systemic problems that were occurring at

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