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Latest Space Shuttle Challenger Stories

2014-05-30 08:21:25

Challenger Learning Centers around the country hold special events to engage children with space-themed activities WASHINGTON, May 30, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Challenger Center for Space Science Education (Challenger Center) in collaboration with the National Institute of Aerospace (NIA) and the NASA Planetary Science Division will host a series of events in support of NASA's journey of scientific discovery of our Solar System's content, origin, evolution and the potential...

2014-05-02 16:20:37

Quick vehicle spotting solution is perfect for improving express service productivity LOUISVILLE, Ky., May 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Productivity and profitability are essential for the success of service shops offering quick lube applications, tire rotations, tire balancing, brake work and other general service. Challenger Lifts, a leading car lift manufacturer, has released a new two post pad lift to aid the efficiencies of express service. The CL10-XP9 is an innovative solution...

2014-01-28 08:21:49

NEW YORK, Jan. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Today marks the twenty-eighth anniversary of the space shuttle Challenger disaster, and the release of CHALLENGER: AN AMERICAN TRAGEDY - The Inside Story from Launch Control (Open Road Media, $4.99, on sale January 28, 2014) by Hugh Harris, who was chief of public information for NASA's Kennedy Space Center at the time. Harris delivers a gripping insider account of the events around January 28, 1986, when the space shuttle Challenger broke apart...

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...

Presidential Medal Of Freedom Awarded To The Late Sally Ride
2013-11-21 05:31:48

[ Watch the Video: Sally Rides Receives Presidential Medal of Freedom ] redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online President Obama awarded the late Sally Ride, the first American woman in space, with the Presidential Medal of Freedom on Wednesday in a special ceremony marking the 50th anniversary of the award’s creation by President John F. Kennedy. A role model to generations of young women, Dr. Ride flew into space aboard the Challenger shuttle on June 18, 1983 at...

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...

Guy Bluford Celebrates 30th Anniversary As First African-American In Space
2013-08-31 07:32:35

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online When Guy Bluford, now 70, was first accepted into NASA’s astronaut training program in 1978, he never dreamed of becoming the first African-American to go to space. He said his only desire “was to make a contribution to the program.” Now, 30 years after making a ground-breaking historic flight as part of NASA’s STS-8 mission, Bluford recalls the rain-soaked, early Friday morning of August 30, 1983, when he was strapped in...

NASA Accepts Third Generation Tracking And Data Relay Satellite Into Network
2013-08-20 06:55:06

NASA 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. “This is a major step in replenishing an aging TDRS fleet which is essential in providing communications to support space exploration,” said Badri Younes, deputy associate administrator for Space Communications and Navigation at NASA Headquarters. “We look forward to the launch...

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...

NASA Celebrates 30th Anniversary Of First Satellite Communications Network
2013-04-04 15:13:04

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online 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. TDRS-A was deployed a day after the shuttle´s launch, as astronauts released the probe from Challenger´s cargo bay, officials from the US space agency said. Following 39 adjustment burns, it...


Latest Space Shuttle Challenger Reference Libraries

Lodewijk van den Berg
2012-10-27 13:54:11

Lodewijk van den Berg is a naturalized American chemical engineer born in the Netherlands whom was rather dedicated to crystal growth and also rode aboard as a payload specialist on the 1985 Space Shuttle Challenger mission. He was born in Sluiskil, Netherlands on March 24, 1932. He worked to get his Engineer’s degree in chemical engineering at the Delft University of Technology in Netherlands from 1949 to 1961. After moving to the United States, Van den Berg continued his education to...

sts-61a
2012-03-10 09:07:55

Challenger launched from Kennedy Space Center on October 30, 1985 at 12:00 PM EST and landed at Edwards Air Force Base on November 6 at 9:44 AM PST. The shuttle orbited 112 times at an altitude of 207 nautical miles at an inclination of 57 degrees. The mission lasted 7 days, 0 hours, 44 minutes, and 51 seconds. The dedicated German Spacelab (D-1) mission was conducted in a long module configuration, which featured a Vestibular Sled designed to give scientists data on the functional...

sts-51b
2012-03-10 08:56:24

Challenger launched from Kennedy Space Center on April 29, 1985 at 12:02 PM EDT and landed at Edwards Air Force Base on May 6 at 9:11 AM PDT. The shuttle orbited 111 times at an altitude of 222 nautical miles and at an inclination of 57 degrees and travelled 2.9 million miles. The mission lasted 7 days, 0 hours, 8 minutes, and 46 seconds. The flight was first manifested as 51-E but it was rolled back from pad due to a timing problem with the TDRS-B payload. Mission 51-E was cancelled and...

sts-51c
2012-03-10 08:50:43

Discovery launched from Kennedy Space Center on January 24, 1985 at 2:50 PM EST and landed at Kennedy on January 27 at 4:23 PM EST. The shuttle orbited 49 times at an altitude of 220 nautical miles and an inclination of 28.5 degrees and travelled 1.3 million miles. The mission lasted 3 days, 1 hour, 33 minutes, and 23 seconds. The launch scheduled for January 23 was scrubbed due to freezing weather conditions. (Orbiter Challenger was scheduled for Mission 51-C but thermal tile problems...

sts-41g
2012-03-10 08:37:29

Challenger launched from Kennedy Space Center on October 5, 1984 at 7:03 AM EDT and landed at Kennedy on October 13 at 12:26 PM EDT. The shuttle orbited 133 times at an altitude of 218 nautical miles at an inclination of 57 degrees and travelled 3.3 million miles. The mission lasted 8 days, 5 hours, 23 minutes, and 38 seconds. This was the first mission to include two women, Sally Ride and Kathryn Sullivan. Sullivan became the first woman to walk in space. The mission also carried seven...

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