2 blew up”. All of the sudden it seemed as though everything was falling apart. The crew was out of plans because they were not expecting this to happen. The crew had been communicating with NASA headquarters through this entire experience attempting to come up with ideas about what to do in this dire situation. “Houston we 've had a problem here.” This quote is famous for being the exact words that a member of the apollo 13 crew said when they realized what was happening on the spaceship.
The Challenger Explosion and its Effect on the Twenty-first Century On January 28th 1986, the world experienced one of its most horrific tragedies. NASA was launching a shuttle mission. The shuttle was named the Challenger. The shuttle had seven crew members, including Christa McAuliffe who would have been the first teacher in space. Just seventy three seconds into the mission however the Challenger exploded 45,000 feet in the air, killing all seven of its crew members (Vaughn 13).
The Challenger disaster, it is well known throughout the world, a severe incident that took place at NASA’s Kennedy Space Centre, in Cape Canaveral, Florida. This tragic incident brought many families to face several disadvantages. Families lost their beloved family members; everything was just so sudden that words could not describe their emotions. Firstly, Challenger is a space shuttle; it was manufactured by Rockwell International’s Space Transportation Systems Division. This structure is now 30 years old.
All 269 civilians died from the crash where it landed in the area near Japan. This situation caused chills and many tensions in the cold war. The incident that killed 269 people had no survivors and everyone did their best to figure out why. Many reporters did many research and some even had the tape of the pilot talking to the home base and the tape of the pilots talking in the Korean airline 007. The tape of the Korean plane was 30 minutes long and it played when the airplane
The United States wanted to hold the title in becoming the first in the world to successfully send a man to the moon. Unfortunately in 1967 tragedy struck the Apollo program when Apollo 1 had a fire during a launch test killing all three crewmembers this tragedy had set the program back until NASA was able to correct the problem. Apollo spacecraft 7-10 were all “dress rehearsal” missions leading up to the Apollo 11 mission In July 1969 when Neil Armstrong stepped
On January 28, 1986, President Ronald Reagan responded to the dreadful crash of the space shuttle, Challenger, with words of sorrow about the loss of seven men and women. The situation at hand called for a sincere message from the leader of the country by giving his respect and thank those who died on that unfortunate day. Ronald Reagan made the dreadful event into a speech that motivated the American citizens to keep being brave and exploring whether it is in regard to the NASA space program or just the ambition of achieving the freedom that America stands for. Knowing that the direct audience would be the citizens of the United States and the indirect audience would be other countries like Russia who were competing for the exploration of space, Reagan knew he had to pressure the citizens to not give up and not become scared because this one incident. The speech emphasizes this point through Reagan’s directly mention of “the schoolchildren of America.” The schoolchildren that Reagan is mentioning is the future of the United States.
Launched on April 11, 1970 at 1:13 pm (central time) from the Kennedy Space Center, Florida Apollo 13 was the seventh manned mission in the Apollo space program. Apollo 13 was aborted two days after the launch because an oxygen tank exploded. In this mission, to explore space there was a brave crew of men who risked their lives to explore space for more undiscovered information. These men went out of this world not knowing if they would make it to space or back, anything could have happened. They all had family that watched them leave and waited for them to come back.
Apollo 13 was a historical event in NASA’s history. There was an accident on the spacecraft 2 days after it was launched into space. The accident was that wires were exposed inside the oxygen tanks through manufacturing and testing errors before the launch. The night of August 13, 1970 a spark from the exposed wires caused a fire, which ripped apart one oxygen tank and damaged the other inside the Odyssey,
This was a major thing because other countries hate Americans and America and this gives them a chance to see that we aren’t so bad. Over 210,000 Peace Corps volunteers have served in 139 countries, still in effect today. JFK was the push behind America having the first man on the moon. He even wanted to donate money, and that he did to the Space Program in order for this dream to be made possible. Sadly all good things have to come to an end, maybe not the way we wanted it to.
I. America United and Divided A. Most of Nixon’s later life comprised of politics, he became bitter when he was defeated by other nominees, he promised his people a more united nation and hope, but his presidency was merely a disaster II. The Miracles of 1969 A. Summer of 1969, John F. Kennedy’s desire to land on the moon was accomplished by NASA B. A disaster that occurred on 1967 was the death of three astronauts, there was an accident where the capsule they were placed in exploded C. Nail Armstrong took off to the moon and he became the first man to step foot on the moon, this occurred on July 20, there was approximately 500 million people waiting to find out through the radio and television D. He collected a great amount of pictures of the moon and he