Compare And Contrast Disaster In The Sky And The History Channel

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Brandon and Kaisen
Mrs. Coleman
6th hour
27 January 2023
BOOM! The crowd was silent as the Challenger Shuttle went down in flames. “Disaster in the Sky” and the History Channel have many differences and similarities in their story about the Challenger disaster. In "Disaster in the Sky" and the History Channel they both mentioned how the O-rings broke. While “Disaster in the Sky” said they couldn’t launch until three years later the History Channel said they only needed to wait two years. Kristen Lewis altered history by changing the time they had to wait to launch again.
In Comparison, both articles include the O-rings breaking down and causing the Challenger to explode. Kristen Lewis and the History Channel explained that the cause of the disaster was the failure of an O- ring. According to the text , “It confirmed that the cause of the catastrophe was a failure in one of the rocket boosters specifically, the O-rings” (Lewis 9). This shows that one of the main reasons the Challenger exploded was because one of the O-rings broke. Similarly, the History Channel states, “The investigation determined that the disaster was caused by the failure of an O-ring seal in one of the two solid-fuel rockets” (paragraph 4). This shows …show more content…

According to the text, “It would be nearly three years before another shuttle launched” (Lewis 10). This evidence shows that after the Challenger disaster NASA had to wait three years to launch another shuttle. However, the History Channel states, “As a result, NASA did not send astronauts into space for more than two years as it redesigned a number of features of the space shuttle” (paragraph 4). This shows that NASA could not launch another shuttle until they redesigned their features of the space shuttle. The History Channel included that NASA had to redesign their space shuttle to make sure there would be no more accidents or

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