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Engineer Who Tried To Stop Challenger Disaster Dead At 73
2012-02-08 05:41:53

Roger Boisjoly, who died on January 6 at 73-years-old, was an engineer who tried to stop space shuttle Challenger from launching in 1986. Boisjoly was an engineer at solid rocket booster manufacturer Morton Thiokol.  He started to warn NASA as early as 1985 that the joints in the boosters could fail in cold weather. He and four other space shuttle engineers argued on the eve of the launch in 1986 of the dangers the astronauts were facing. He found that in cold temperatures,...

ATK Meets Third Milestone
2012-01-23 14:39:47

One of NASA's industry partners, Alliant Techsystems Inc. (ATK) of Utah, successfully held a Launch System Initial Systems Design (ISD) Review of its Liberty Transportation System. This is the third milestone to be completed under ATK's unfunded Space Act Agreement (SAA) with NASA's Commercial Crew Program. ATK has five milestones to meet under the Commercial Crew Development Round 2 (CCDev2) agreement, which enables NASA and ATK teams to exchange technical information related to Liberty...


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