Imagine below freezing temperatures, and the people around you shocked as they watch the tragic event of the Challenger exploding, causing its members, including first to be teacher in space Christa Mcauliffe, to die. On January 28, 1986, people watched as o-ring failures released flames, causing the Challenger to explode, killing its members in Cape Canaveral, Florida. The Challenger explosion made an important impact on NASA’s space exploration programs, as well as the public’s view on space exploration. In 1982, National Security Decision Directive wanted NASA to focus on making a fully operational space shuttle program. The program was to be cost efficient and have at least twenty-four flights per year.
Both countries had to go through a lot of trial and error with most of their mistakes coming from experimenting with something they know very little about. The Soviets had the early lead over the Americans and they had just a fraction of the funding that the Americans were pouring into the research and development of there program. Americans had one of their big setbacks when three astronauts were killed in a launch simulation because there craft caught on fire and they did not have enough time to get out before the fire got to them on January 1967. The Soviets had one of their biggest setbacks in January 1966 when the chief engineer of the space program died, along with debate within the country weather the whole operation was worth the time and money. Just shortly after their first big setback the Soviets put themselves down again when on July 1967 Vladimir Komarov died when the spacecraft he was in failed to successfully deploy its parachutes on reentry, which lowered the morale of the Soviets program.
On January 28th 1986 the space shuttle Challenger launched and exploded only 73 seconds into flight shocking the world and killing the crew of seven. This disaster left the NASA community and its various engineering teams baffled to explain the disaster and some not surprised; while all wanted answers to questions as to why and how this disaster could have occurred, while some already held the data on what could have been the factors for disaster. 2 Research performed indicates there were a number of communication problems both internally with NASA and their Engineering team at Morton –Thiokol Engineering that lead to the disaster in question, specifically poor communication between NASA and the Engineering firm Morton –Thiokol Engineering, the designer of the Solid Rocket Booster (SRB), that was discovered after the accident through analysis of existing and post launch data. More specifically this paper will discuss engineering concerns about O-ring design of the (SRB) brought to the attention of NASA
While historians have mixed opinions on the impact of the Space Race and Arms Race on the Cold War, it is undeniable that their legacy still impacts modern life. The US and the USSR were the main to participants in the Arms Race that followed WWII. The US began the Arms Race already equipped with the technology to form atomic bombs, like they had demonstrated in WWII. However, they were surprised with how quickly the USSR caught up to them when they tested their first atomic bomb in 1949. Both sides were fearful that they would be caught in a “missiles gap,” meaning that they had less missiles or warheads than the other side.
Seventy-three seconds after liftoff, “… the shuttle exploded in a forking plume of smoke and fire”(CT), as the people below watched their loved ones in their final moments. The astronauts that boarded the space shuttle Challenger on that cold morning took a huge risk by proceeding with the launch, despite the unfavorable weather conditions. Almost 30 years later, the Challenger tragedy is still a memorable event to this day. Everyone should take risks because they would never know the rewards or consequences, unless they try. Feeling a sense of pride after taking a big risk is a reward in itself.
The only thing that could was… Divine Sense! This was a feature of Nascent Soul Cultivators, Divine Sense! An ordinary Cultivator of the late Nascent Soul stage possessed Divine Sense that had a limit of 21,000 meters. The line of demarcation with the Spirit Severing Stage was 30,000. Only Spirit Severing Cultivators had Divine Sense with a range of 30,000!
Although Ronald Reagan’s speech about the Challenger explosion was given during a time of great sorrow, the speech was successful for being a way to unite the country as one to deal with the loss as a whole, and to bear the weight of such a horrific tragedy together. With the Challenger disaster being the first one of the space program to have deaths in flight, the United States was completely shocked by the misfortune of the shuttle. Ronald Reagan’s speech on the disaster was a way to have the nation not blame the space program for the deaths of the astronauts, but a way to have the nation face the disaster with strength and push through the event with more courage than before and to continue exploration into space. Ronald Reagan begins his speech by addressing the nation and stating how he is exempting the State of the Union
To his hypocritical actions in the nuclear weapons debate. While revered by the masses, Pearson 's political actions did not reflect his peacekeeping past. While also causing strife between Canada/U.S relations. Pearson’s first and biggest blunder was allowing the sale of dangerous chemicals to the U.S and allowing the testing of chemical weapons
Scientific efforts have advanced because of the doubts of many countries and scientist. One of the glorifying events of the world was sending a man into space and to the moon. It was unheard of before those years that someone could even get into space, let alone touch the surface of the moon. Just 20 years before the launch it was absolute nonsense that we could do it. Certainty blinded people's eyes and doubt was the only thing to uncover the idea of getting into space and progressing our space program.
I rather wait 10 minutes on line and take off my shoes and take off my laptop from my bag, to know that I am going have the peace of mind when I go onto my flight. With the existence with the TSA, which was created after 9/11, there has not been any major terrorist attacks that have occurred. So it would be hard to say that the increasingly tight security has been ineffective and in a sense, has been more helpful in preventing terrorist attacks to occur like 9/11. Not only do I believe that we should strengthen our security in airports but also in subways, train stations, and movie theaters because why do we have to wait for a major tragedy to happen in order to enhance to our security? The problem with 9/11 is that we implemented airport security measures because a catastrophic event occurred when we should have implemented before 9/11 so it would have prevented
An astronaut named Yuri Gagarin was launched in space, known as the first man outside the Earth’s orbit in the spacecraft Vostok I. These incidents hurt the pride and ego that caused the American’s to take a step at such drastic measures even though they faced many failures in the space race. The events in the space race still continue… After this incident years went by and finally the day arrived where America will take the upper hand. Apollo 11 was launched into space in July 20th, 1965. The space craft was named The Eagle.