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  • Flashbulb Memories: Special Mechanism

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    What do events like the assassination of John F. Kennedy, The Challenger space shuttle disaster, and hurricane Andrew that shook Miami have in common? All these events can be remembered by the people who experienced it due to flashbulb memory. Flashbulb memories were defined by R. Brown and J. Kulik (1977) as vivid, detailed, and long-lasting memories for attributes of the reception context of public news (Curci, A., & Lanciano, T., 2009). The people who experience such huge events are certain that

  • The Space Shuttle Challenger Tragedy

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    On January 28, 1968 the space shuttle Challenger was deployed from Kennedy Space Center in Florida. One minute and thirteen seconds after liftoff the spaceship ignited in mid air and all seven crew members were killed. The cause of the destruction of the challenger was a certain part of rubber that relieves pressure on the side of the actual rocket booster called an O-ring. When a space shuttle as used as the Challenger is about to be used for another mission there should be an even more careful

  • What Do You Care What Other People Think? by Roger P. Feynman

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    Including of how Feynman had made a name for himself as the true genius. With Feynman’s carefree, down to earth, emotional character with a bit of hatred of politics still however, manages to figure out the cause and reason to the ‘Space Shuttle Challenger Disaster’. All in all because he was such a curious and intelligent individual, nothing to him was impossible. Feynman was born in New York and before he was even born his father decided that, “If it’s a boy, he’s going to be a scientist” (Feynman 12)

  • Ronald Reagan: Challenger Speech

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    day filled with tragedy and sadness. The space shuttle Challenger was supposed to carry a seven member crew into orbit with one unique member along for this particular mission. Christa McAuliffe was supposed to be the first teacher to go into space as a member of the Teacher in Space Project. Due to this occasion, the media coverage and the number of viewers of this mission was extensive, particularly in schools across the nation. The Challenger lifted off shortly after 11:30 A.M., but tragically only

  • The Coldest Days of the Year in Cape Canaveral, Florida: January 28th, 1986

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    dangling from the launch tower, pad structure, and other launch equipment as the space shuttle Challenger sat there waiting for its historic launch. For over thirty-eight days Challenger's solid rocket boosters, and external tank were soaked seven inches of rain which had caused a enormous amount of icicles to form. After nearly a five day delay filled with wind, rain, and freezing temperatures, Challenger was finally ready to go on mission 51-L. It would be the twenty-fifth mission for the world's

  • The Importance of Disaster Investigations for Systems Engineers

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    The Importance of Disaster Investigations for Systems Engineers - What is a Systems Engineer? In the modern industry engineering systems are becoming more complex by the day. Therefore a need for elite engineers i.e. the Systems Engineer, capable of applying a wide range of engineering disciplines to a variety of tasks from product design and development from requirements analysis to simulation to manufacturing and marketing etc… is essential. Such engineers work within a team at

  • 1980's in America

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    eyes bulge. One event in particular was the shocking explosion of the Challenger. At 11:38 a.m., Cape Canaveral launched a 1.2 billion dollar rocket heading to the moon on January 28, 1986 (Maxon). Everything was going smoothly, until, at a height of 47,000ft traveling at a speed of 1977mph, a small flame erupted in the rocket booster igniting half a million gallons of fuel (Kallen, 102). No more than 15 seconds later, the Challenger blows up killing all seven of its passengers instantly as scraps of

  • Colobia And Challenger Shutle Crashes

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    technology, pushing the limits of human knowledge. They did what no one else could. They traveled to places no one else could reach. The fascination with astronauts is what makes space ship accidents so tragic. On January 28th, 1986, Space Shuttle Challenger exploded after liftoff. On February 1st, 2003, Space Shuttle Colombia crashed over Texas when returning back to Earth from a mission. Both of these tragedies were felt all over the world. The destruction of both space shuttles share many similarities

  • Group Think

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    that the label of Groupthink can be used too loosely. I myself have experienced situations where a Group is too quick to label themselves as sufferers of Groupthink. Although I truly think that Groupthink is a severe problem that exists today, the Challenger being one of the most disastrous of those examples. I believe that we all need to be careful not to be too swift about the use of the Groupthink label. It can be just as negative to a group to label them as wronged in their process when no such

  • Media Coverage

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    known to the public until long after they occurred. The media has always made disasters and wars the large news stories. These have always been the prime news events for the last few decades. And with the development of television and other technologies the ability to show the public what is going on became easier and easier. Now that mass media was available the public could almost immediately view or read about disasters and wars. Average Americans could now sit in their living rooms and watch what