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  • Chernobyl

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    several meaningful worldwide events, some of which included the Voyager 2 got details and pictures of Uranus, the space shuttle Challenger exploded on takeoff, and Haley’s comet soared past Earth (infoplease.com). Perhaps the event that alarmed the world the most, however, was the major nuclear accident that occurred at the nuclear power plant Chernobyl. The nuclear disaster that occurred at Chernobyl in 1986 (Lecture 4/1/02), has forever changed the way that nuclear power plants are viewed by the

  • ronald reagan: a true american hero

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    values. Our nation now felt, with Reagan’s assistance, united. After a nation torn apart by the specter or war, Ronald brought the people together again. However, disaster can unite or divide a country. At a difficult time, when the Challenger exploded, Ronald Reagan inspired his nation to realize that we are modern day explorers, and disaster may be the price that must by paid. Certain elements in Ronald’s life prepared him to be an effective ruler at a critical time. Reagan did not start out as a man

  • Workplace Communication

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    watched as the Space Shuttle Challenger exploded, killing everyone on board. As with other major disasters in this country, you can ask any person where they were and each one can account for that moment in time, reliving it like it was yesterday. While everyone knows what happened, it was never made entirely clear why this tragedy happened and how bad the breakdown in communication was behind it. Just as the memory of that disaster was fading away, another disaster threw NASA into the spot light

  • Neer

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    The Chernobyl disaster released debilitating nuclear waste, radioactive fallout, and contaminated steam into the environment when reactor four had a steam explosion and blew out the ceiling of the reactor. It sprayed all of the water that was in the cooling pipes, as well as other radioactive debris, into the atmosphere. This is the main reason the area surround the reactor is uninhabitable. Since all the human population has left, animal life has moved into the contaminated area. All the vegetation

  • National Security vs. the Right to Privacy

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    When the Challenger space shuttle blew up. Students gathered in the student lounge for hours, watching in disbelief. In a way, it was more existential than September 11. We watched the same ten seconds of the shuttle explosion over and over again, without there being a trace of the Shuttle anywhere in the world. That day was a technological disaster, a mechanical disaster that Americans, in our inimical fashion, could quickly fix. What students watched on September 11, 2001 was a social and political

  • The History Of The Space Shuttle Program

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    when the space shuttle Columbia dismembered while trying to re-enter the atmosphere over the state of Texas, all crew members on board were killed and questions were asked on how a normal procedure as the landing of this spacecraft became such a disaster. This tragedy occurred minutes before the shuttle was scheduled to land at Florida’s Kennedy Space Center. A later investigation determined that the catastrophe was caused by a problem that took place shortly after liftoff on January 16 when a piece

  • Apollo 13

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    Apollo 13 Questions 1.I’d first have to say that the head of mission control on the ground was definitely important in the salvaging of Apollo 13. He was faced with problem after problem yet he kept a somewhat level head through all of it and managed the engineers and other people involved back at Houston very well. Jim Lovell’s piloting skills played a rold in the crew’s survival as well. When he had to set the ship’s course for Earth manually it took a great deal of skill and patience

  • 1980s Was a Decade Of Dissapointment

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    in America’s history was the 1980 decade, this was a very hostile and displeasure able time. From the discovery of AIDS to an all out boycott of the Olympics by the United Sates and Russia, and a national tragedy caused by the space-shuttle Challenger disaster, these societal events caused major changes to millions of people spread over many nations. The prominence of AIDS was the most socially significant event of the 1980s as this lethal virus is still a massive problem not just in the United Sates

  • The Mariana Trench: The Discovery Of The Mariana Island?

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    March 23, 1875. The first detected depths of the Mariana Trench were recorded by the British ship, the H.M.S Challenger. The Challenger scientists recorded the depth of the Mariana Trench to be 4,475 fathoms which is around 5 miles or 8 kilometers if you convert the units. In order to do this, the scientists used a weighted sounding rope. In 1951 a different British ship, the H.M.S Challenger II, came back to that spot with an echo-sounder and found a depth of about 7 miles which is around 11 kilometers

  • The Shuttle Columbia And Challenger Case Study

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    design flaws that contributed to the Challenger and Columbia accidents were different, the accidents themselves were similar. The CAIB during the investigation of the root causes of the accidents, identified contributing organizational problems that played a factored in both cases. NASA had received early warnings of safety issues, however, they failed to take them seriously and resolve them. “What we find out from [a] comparison between Columbia and Challenger is that NASA as an organization did