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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...

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...

2011-01-24 12:48:00

WASHINGTON, Jan. 24, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA Administrator Charles Bolden and Deputy Administrator Lori Garver will lay a wreath at the Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia at 10 a.m. EST, Thursday, Jan. 27, to commemorate the agency's National Day of Remembrance. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) NASA has an agency-wide Day of Remembrance every January to honor the fallen crews of Apollo 1, space shuttles Challenger and Columbia, and all of...

2010-08-26 15:21:00

HOLLYWOOD, Calif., Aug. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- June Scobee Rodgers, Founding Chairman of Challenger Center for Space Science Education, will deliver the keynote address to winners of the L. Ron Hubbard Writers and Illustrators of the Future Contest, the Contest judges and several hundred attending guests this Saturday night at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel. The Challenger Centers have the purpose to carry on the educational mission to utilize the excitement of space to inspire and motivate our...

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2007-08-08 17:50:00

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. - Space shuttle Endeavour blasted in orbit Wednesday carrying teacher-astronaut Barbara Morgan, who after more than two decades is finally carrying out the dream of Christa McAuliffe and the rest of the fallen Challenger crew. Endeavour and its crew of seven rose from the seaside pad at 6:36 p.m., right on time, and pierced a solidly blue sky. They're expected to reach the international space station on Friday. Once Endeavour was safely past the 73-second mark of the...


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Dick Scobee
2012-10-29 14:14:10

Dick Scobee was an American astronaut. He was born Francis Richard "Dick" Scobee on May 19, 1939 in Cle Elum, Washington. He was raised in Auburn, Washington and attended Washington Elementary, Cascade Middle School, and Auburn Senior High School, where he earned his high school diploma in 1957. That same year, he enlisted in the United States Air Force and initially served as an engine mechanic at Kelly Air Force Base in Texas. During his time off, he studied at San Antonio College, and...

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2012-03-10 08:33:18

Challenger launched from Kennedy Space Center on April 6, 1984 at 858 AM EST and landed at Edwards Air Force Base on April 13, 1984 at 5:38 AM PST. The shuttle orbited 108 times at an altitude of 313 nautical miles at an inclination of 28.5 degrees and travelled 2.9 million miles. This mission was the first to accomplish a direct ascent trajectory. The astronauts repaired the Solar Max satellite while in orbit during a spacewalk. This was the first use of the IMAX camera, which was part of...

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