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    focus on making a fully operational space shuttle program. The program was to be cost efficient and have at twenty-four flights per year. By 1985 though, NASA had only managed nine flights for a given year. The shuttle they were using was nine-billion dollars, and wasn’t cost efficient as desired. Then, in 1986, NASA planned its largest number of flights yet. They had fifteen scheduled flights, one that would involve a teacher in the debut of the Teacher-in-Space program. The day before the…

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    first shuttle Columbia or STS-1 blast off for the moon in April 12, 1981 by the commander, John Young, and pilot Bob Crippen. Scientist has been working on how to bring food in to outer space. According to (Witze, Alexandra. "Space Eats.) “Space food was born in August 1961 when cosmonaut Gherman Titov nibbled a few crackers while orbiting Earth, months later John Glenn was America's first man to eat anything in the near-weightless environment of Earth orbit. He found out that eating in space…

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    Speech Analysis: President Ronald Reagan's Address on the Space Shuttle “Challenger” Ever had a day already planned out and then something happens that throws everything array? On the evening of January twenty-eighth in 1986, President Ronald Reagan's main goal of the speech was to mourn and remember the lives lost. Ronald Reagan delivered the speech because he was the President and also because he was fit to present this speech to the public because he's not personally invested in the lives…

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    Space Shuttle Tragedy Address Rhetorical Analysis On the 28th of January 1986, President Ronald Reagan was supposed to report on the state of the Union, but his plans were changed. Earlier that day, space shuttle Challenger broke apart after lift off due to O-ring failure because of cold weather. The Challenger disaster killed all seven of the astronauts on board the shuttle. Due to the space shuttle Challenger disaster earlier that day, President Ronald Reagan decided that instead of giving…

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    already a huge day in space history twenty years before the launch of the first shuttle mission. On that day in 1961, Russian cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin (left, on the way to the launch pad) became the first human in space, making a 108-minute orbital flight in his Vostok 1 spacecraft. Newspapers like The Huntsville Times (right) trumpeted Gagarin's accomplishment. Mercury astronaut Alan Shepard became the first American in space less than a month later. The first cooperative human space flight…

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    The space shuttle disaster is one of the most devastating catastrophes, which took place on 28th of January 1986. The explosion of the vehicle started when the shuttle had some problems with its O-ring, and it wasn’t functioning the way it should work. The victims of this tragedy are five NASA Astronauts, and two mission specialists. The problem existed when the solid rocket motor failed at boosting its engine because of the O-ring which is responsible of connecting the parts of the solid rocket…

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    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 the shuttle program.…

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    The visit to the LA’s space shuttle highlighted the story that began in a small town of Palmdale, an hour drive from Los Angeles where a space shuttle was built in a galaxy called the Milky-Way. The space shuttle flew over 100 million miles and was in the outer space for over one year of its lifetime. The dynamic shuttle finally retired to its sunny hometown and continues to delight and educate school children. The Endeavor made its final historic flight in 2015 followed by a breathtaking road…

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    The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) was eager to launched the Space Shuttle Challenger, one of its greatest accomplishments, for its 10th time. In its previous trips, the Space Shuttle Challenger deployed 10 satellites, spent 62 days 7 hours 56 minutes and 22 seconds in space, traveled 25,803,936 miles and did 995 orbits around Earth. The Space Shuttle Challenger had been sitting on the launch pad since December 23, 1984 and the scheduled launch had been postponed three…

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    all demanding actions on launching. The operating budget cuts also played a major part because of the “reforms for promoting flight safety in NASA’s management structure had been implemented. Also, the emphasis concerning technical oversight of the shuttle program was restricted. Meanwhile, the conversion in management changed the organization culture that focused on improving efficiency while plummeting cost; which resulted in “sacrificing safety in the name of efficiency”. (Stillman, 2010,…

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