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    developing life forms. Robotic and human engineers are both needed to maintain flight in a shuttle. From the robotic stand point controlled by humans based millions of miles away, not all the info needed may be attained, and disturbances are most likely to occur controlling the objects. But a human can work out the kinks on every aspect needed if trained correctly. But even being trained correctly cannot stop the dangers that wait outside this planet. Danger is what they are trained for, and risks are what they must take. Leaving their families…

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    disasters when it comes to the space program. In the past, two space shuttles fell victim to politics which ended in tragedy. According to Bolman and Deal (2008), they reported that the U.S. space shuttle Columbia was descending to earth from space when astronauts begin receive numerous emergency signals from the instrument panel of the spacecraft. Sadly, all on board died in the disastrous explosion (Bolman & Deal, 2008). Many years earlier, the space shuttle Challenger experienced the…

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    The Shuttle Challenger Disaster of 1986 The Disaster of the Space Challenger not only affected the way NASA checked their space shuttle and produced them but it also changed the way that they were viewed. Despite the disaster, NASA has gone through positive changes still to this day. These positive changes such as the way they are viewed by Americans as a whole and also being able to make technological advances to improve space missions. The Challenger was expected to explore into space on…

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    conference call was conducted between NASA and Morton Thiokol Corporation engineers. The next day, the space shuttle Challenger was scheduled to launch from Cape Canaveral, Florida. Engineers with Morton Thiokol attempted to convince NASA to delay Challenger’s launch because the icy temperatures could cause the O-rings to fail, leading to catastrophic consequences. The O-rings sealed the rocket’s motor joints; made of rubber, they were likely to lose elasticity in the freezing temperatures the…

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    Most of the books and films about the Space Shuttle Challenger that I could locate focused on the technical side of the explosion. I could not find anything that focused on Christa McAuliffe and Allan McDonald as the events unfolded. I want to start off my film with a quote by Gus Grissom; he is a famous astronaut who perished during a pretest launch for Apollo I. Grissom said, “If we die, we want people to accept it. We are in a risky business, and we hope that if anything happens to us it will…

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    tragic event of the Space Shuttle Challenger. The explosion of the Space Shuttle Challenger took the lives of beloved people; Michael Smith, Dick Scobee, Judith Resnik, Ronald McNair, Ellison Onizuka, Gregory Jarvis, and school teacher Sharon Christa McAuliffe. This event of the take-off was viewed by many Americans, including school children. President Ronald Reagan delivered a comforting and honoring speech, the “Shuttle Challenger Disaster Address.” In this speech, Reagan not only address…

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    The Challenger Space Shuttle tragedy is one of the most widely studied cases of design negligence in history. Its explosion on January 28th, 1986 was the result of a design flaw in the solid rocket boosters. Problems with the design were detected a long time prior to the launch date, however due to a constraint in time, and pressure from NASA management to maintain its frequent launch schedule, the design was not changed. After the launch failure, investigations into the cause of the explosion…

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    The Challenger space shuttle was scheduled to embark on its 10th mission on January 28, 1986. It was a project coordinated by National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), and Morton Thiokol, Inc. (MTI). The later company was concerned with the engineering of the Solid Rocket Boosters (SRBs), which facilitated the space shuttle’s lift off. The SRBs contained a U-joint that required O-rings to seal pressure gaps caused by ignition in the boosters (Diane Vaughan, 1989, p. 330). The…

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    the beginning of the construction on the Challenger space craft. NASA tried many different materials to build it and each time they came up with a new idea they tested the space craft to see if it was a good idea. They finally decided to use and O-ring. An O-ring is a packing or a toric joint that is in the shape of a circle. It is met to fit tightly between two pieces of metal. An O-ring is not designed to fly in unusually cold conditions. The Challenger was built to serve as a test subject for…

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    Undoubtedly, one of the most tragic moments in history was the Space Shuttle Challenger explosion. On January 28th, 1986, the space shuttle Challenger exploded just 73 seconds after liftoff , killing all 7 of the crew members onboard. There were many theories about what could have caused the explosion to occur. One report claimed that there was a certain pattern with the smoke trail indicating that the shuttle ran into a jetstream. However, freezing temperatures hardened rubber o-rings on one…

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