Space Shuttle Challenger

Friday, 28 January 2011

Space Shuttle Challenger

Nation watched space shuttle Challenger explode 73 seconds after liftoff

OGDEN -- The Challenger disaster was the first "where were you?" moment for grade-school children now in their 30s. TV sets were wheeled into classrooms so they could watch the first teacher launched into space.

Instead they saw a national disaster unfold live. ( Readmore... )

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CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — For many, no single word evokes as much pain.

Challenger.

A quarter-century later, images of the exploding space shuttle still signify all that can go wrong with technology and the sharpest minds. The accident on Jan. 28, 1986 — a scant 73 seconds into flight, nine miles above the Atlantic for all to see — remains NASA's most visible failure. ( Readmore... )

Two men fought to prevent Challenger launch

OGDEN -- Allan J. McDonald felt so strongly the space shuttle Challenger should not launch 25 years ago today that he put his name and his job on the line to stop it.

He and the engineers with him said temperatures were too cold to safely use the booster motors Morton Thiokol (now ATK Space Systems) had built. ( Readmore... )

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Courtesy : Standard-Examiner & Green Bay Press Gazette

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