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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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    Space Shuttle Research Paper

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    Any Topic (writer's Choice) YourFirstName YourLastName University title . The space shuttle in which the crew sat with the utmost anxiety consisted most importantly of the Orbiter vehicle, fundamentally considered by one Gaston (1991) as the brains and heart of the spaceship. Chyu & Cavin (1978) also described it that it contained pressurized crew compartment in which sat seven enthusiastic team members ready to ascent into the parts unknown. At the forward fuselage of this orbiter…

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    January 28, 1986, heartbreaking 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…

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    The Columbia Shuttle was the oldest shuttle in the NASA fleet. On January 16, 2003 Columbia Space Shuttle’s 28th mission took place. Eight seconds into the launch a piece of foam insulation broke off from the propellant tank and hit the left wing of the shuttle. The cameras used to capture the launch could not focus accordingly on the shuttle while taking off; crash engineers could not pinpoint exactly where the damage took place. On February 1, 2003 Columbia Shuttle broke down while when…

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    February 1, 2003 Space Shuttle Columbia Crashed. Columbia launched January 16, 2003. Around 82 seconds after Columbia had lifted-off a piece of foam had fallen from a “biopod ramp” which was a piece that helped support the external tank. With this piece fallen the department of defense prepared to use the orbital spy cameras to get a look at the left wing. However, NASA officials declined the offer. On the day of February 1,2003, Columbia was making a normal landing approach to Kennedy Space…

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    The Space Shuttle Disaster

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    in history. It was the day that the STS-51-L mission was the 25th flight launch of the Space Shuttle Program. The mission ended as a tragic, the Challenger suddenly had a catastrophic disaster with only 73 seconds from lift off, the shuttle killed all seven crew members. The Space Shuttle Disaster has a rememberance memorial in Washington D.C in the Arlington National Cemetery. The national Aeronautics and Space Administration will always remember the day that a teacher and six other crew…

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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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    Real World – Space Shuttle Launch Most people wonder what calculus can be used for in future career opportunities. For me this was easy to see because I knew what I wanted to go into. In the future, after college, I hope to go into the aerospace field and deal with things like planes, space shuttles and helicopters. At this point people, may not see the ridiculous amount of calculus I will use in the future, but in fact I will be using it daily. Whether it be calculating the space shuttle…

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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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    is a failure analysis report regarding the Space Shuttle Columbia¬, the first space-rated Space Shuttle in NASA’s Orbiter fleet that disintegrated during re-entry during the end of its 28th mission on 1 February 2003 (Columbia Accident Investigation Board [CAIB], 2003, p. 39). The accident, described as a “tragedy” by former President George W. Bush, seized the lives of all seven crew-members aboard and led to a two-year suspension of the Space Shuttle Program (Bush, 2003; CAIB, 2003, p. 209).…

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