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28th Anniversary Challenger Disaster
2014-01-28 12:09:23

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Tuesday marks the 28th anniversary since tragedy struck NASA’s space shuttle program for the first time. On January 28, 1986 Space Shuttle Challenger broke apart just 73 seconds after launch, killing all seven crew members on board. This accident shutdown shuttle operations for two-and-a-half years for an investigation and for developing the replacement, the Space Shuttle Endeavour. Investigators found that the O-ring seal in the...

Beyonce Samples Challenger Disaster Audio In Song, Sparks Outrage
2013-12-31 09:13:10

Gerard LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A disaster that took the lives of seven astronauts on January 28, 1986 will never be forgotten. However, friends, family members and NASA itself are angered by Beyoncé using a six-second audio clip from the Space Shuttle Challenger disaster at the beginning of her new love song “XO.” According to Fox news, the clip used was from Steve Nesbit who was NASA’s public affairs officer at the time of the disaster. He was heard...

2013-10-31 23:24:43

Elite Group Includes President George H.W. Bush, Norman Augustine, Sarah Brightman and Senator John and Annie Glenn (PRWEB) October 31, 2013 Challenger Center, the Washington D.C.-based nonprofit science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education organization, is pleased to announce the formation of its Advisory Council. These visionary leaders and STEM education advocates believe in the Challenger Center mission, lending their diverse talents and support to help expand the...

NASA Celebrates 30th Anniversary Of First American Woman In Space: Sally Ride
2013-06-19 08:56:24

[WATCH VIDEO: Sally Ride Anniversary] Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Sally Ride became the first American woman to fly into space after securing a spot aboard the Space Shuttle Challenger for STS-7 on June 18, 1983. Her goals captured the attention of the nation, inspiring women everywhere to break barriers. Ride was one of three specialists on STS-7 and was instrumental in helping the crew deploy communication satellites, conduct experiments and make use of...

Remembering The Space Shuttle Challenger Disaster: 27 Years Ago Today
2013-01-28 11:23:15

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Today marks the 27th anniversary of the Space Shuttle Challenger disaster, which ended the lives of seven crew members. On January 28, 1986, Challenger broke apart 73 seconds into its flight, killing NASA astronauts Greg Jarvis, Ronald McNair, Ellison Onizuka, Judith Resnik, Michael J. Smith and Dick Scobee, along with NH school teacher Christa McAuliffe. McAuliffe was the first member of the Teacher in Space Project, and was...

2011-01-29 00:02:02

Students in McAuliffe's Home Town Plan Community-Wide Space Science Night Attended by McAuliffe's Mother Framingham, MA (Vocus/PRWEB) January 27, 2011 Christa McAuliffe's passion for engaging students in space science is evident at the school bearing her name in Framingham, MA -- but this was not always the case. Only two years ago, students at the Christa McAuliffe Regional Charter Public School received unacceptable scores in the space science portion of a state mandated test. Inspired by...

2011-01-15 00:00:43

January 28, 2011 will mark the 25th anniversary of the Space Shuttle Challenger tragedy, in which Christa McAuliffe and six other crew members were killed. The events leading up to that day, as told by NASA officials and the family, friends and students of McAuliffe, are documented in the powerful 75-minute film, "Christa McAuliffe: Reach for the Stars." For the anniversary, filmmakers Renee Sotile and Mary Jo Godges are offering this dramatic coverage to news outlets, as well as...

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2009-03-09 06:50:00

Science teachers Joseph Acaba and Richard Arnold II have spent the past five years training to perform a job no educator has done before: conducting multiple spacewalks. The duo will be part of the upcoming space shuttle Discovery mission, scheduled for liftoff next Wednesday.  The two-week mission to the International Space Station will mark the first time two one-time teachers have launched into space together.  Both will attempt multiple spacewalks, the most dangerous job in...

2008-10-11 21:00:19

Liz Gonzales, an independent Emmy-winning TV newswoman, has died of cancer in San Francisco. She was 51. Gonzales, who died Wednesday, founded Gonwest Video Productions with her husband, news photographer Bob Goldsborough, producing news pieces for major networks, the San Francisco Chronicle reported Saturday. Prior to that she worked for TV stations in San Francisco, San Diego, Los Angeles, Boston and Albuquerque. While in Boston, she was with the family of NASA astronaut Christa...


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2012-03-10 09:17:29

Challenger launched from Kennedy Space Center on January 28, 1986 at 11:38 AM EST and blew up 1 minute and 13 seconds later as a result of launch malfunctions. The shuttle was lost with all seven crew members. The Challenger disaster shook the confidence of the entire nation. As a personal note, this writer was in Mrs. Cook’s sixth grade class in Abilene, Texas. I was already an avid fan of the space program at that time. Most of us were. The class was watching this particular launch...

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