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Challenger Learning Centers around the country hold special events to engage children with space-themed activities WASHINGTON, May 30, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Challenger Center
Tuesday marks the 28th anniversary since tragedy struck NASA’s space shuttle program for the first time.
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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 at the beginning of her new love song “XO.”
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NASA has accepted ownership of its newest Tracking and Data Relay Satellite (TDRS) from Boeing after successfully completing in orbit testing. TDRS-K, will be renamed TDRS-11 upon entry into service.
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.
Thursday marked the 30th anniversary of the deployment of NASA’s first Tracking and Data Relay Satellite, TDRS-A, which was carried into space as part of space shuttle Challenger’s maiden voyage on April 4, 1983.
On January 28, 1986, SS 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 school teacher Christa McAuliffe.
NASA's newest Tracking and Data Relay Satellite, known as TDRS-K, arrived Tuesday at the agency's Kennedy Space Center in Florida in preparation for a Jan. 29 launch.
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...
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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