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. By 1985 though, NASA had only managed nine flights for a given year. The shuttle they were using was nine-billion dollars, and wasn’t cost efficient as desired. Then, in 1986, NASA planned its largest number of flights yet. They had fifteen scheduled flights, one that would involve a teacher in the debut of the Teacher-in-Space program. The day before the launch of the Challenger, …show more content…
They honored and respected the members that died because of the Challenger Explosion. The Challenger Explosion showed the public that space travel isn’t as safe as an airplane flight, like some people thought. Without it, people may not have realized the risk every mission an astronaut takes every time they go into space. The Challenger Explosion affected people all around the USA, even children, with the deaths of every member, including a highschool teacher. Along with this tragedy, people’s view on NASA decrease, as a revelation was brought up to them that space travel isn’t a hundred percent safe. Although the Challenger Explosion caused the deaths of its members, it was important that it happened so others could learn from their mistakes and improve the safety of technology used in space
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Finely the president tied the incident that day to events that took place 390 years ago, the great explorer Sir Francis Drake who died in see. Bringing this he is comparing the Challenger seven to Sir Francis Drake, he is also telling the public in order for them to explore there should be sacrifices, and public should never turn its back to the program. Though, President Reagan’s speech about Challenger shuttle was short, it carried a lot emotions expressed by his tone of voice and his ability to deliver the speech, moreover, he did an effective job of persuading his audience, whether he was mourning them or informing them the message was clear. However the president didn’t have the right strategy about the part he was apologizing to the children that was watching, he should never had to mention another teacher going to space in his speech.
Ronald Reagan Shuttle Crash Speech President Ronald Reagan speech to the American citizen expresses grief towards the Challenger shuttle disaster in 1986. Relating in Missouri, Despair and utter sadness with the American citizens in the victim's family and friends. This was truly a despairing time for America that needed as many prayers as possible, President Reagan deeply felt the families of the victims pain and address it as much as he could. Ronald Reagan uses allegory to express his deep sorrow and empathy. He states for the families of the seven, “We cannot bear, as you do, the full impact of this tragedy.
Americans had high expectations of the space programs which intended to provide the United States a great sense of achievement. The significance of the space program lies in which symbolized American glory in science and technology. To pay tribute to the men and women who lost their lives. He explains that they will keep trying to send astronauts into space. Ethos - To quote Sr.
Reagan brings up the death of explorer Sir Francis Drake on the same day as the astronauts, and compares how if Drake died exploring a great frontier, so will the seven passengers on board Challenger. Stating how history will honor those who died on the mission appeals to the American audience. Despite the depression of failure, Reagan reminds America how failure does not diminish the space program, but how America will continue to follow the pioneers who led a nation. By remembering the “courage it took for the crew of the shuttle” and using the failure to inspire a continued effort to explore space, Reagan turns the tragedy into motivation and respect for explorers who confront
At this time, space exploration was at its peak and all of America was following the space program. Throughout the day, most of the televisions in the nation were tuned to the Challenger launch. One minute and twelve seconds into the launch, the space shuttle exploded. Such a traumatic
Bluford joined the Airforce and got many different jobs working for the air force. He was awarded for being heroic and received all kinds of great appreciation. Bluford protested being heroic. He says it is his duty and honor to fight for his home and all he worked for. Background, Career in Space, and accomplishments after awards are much simpler ways for future African American Astronauts to take that were inspired by Guion Bluford (Guy).
When Japan refused to surrender unconditionally the U.S. decided to nuke them, this was very controversial but looking back the U.S. made the right decision. Although it was seen as immoral, the U.S. made the right decision because if the U.S. didn’t nuke Japan, Russia would of taken over Asia and quite possibly Europe, it was the quickest way to end the war and the one that cost the least American lives, and nukes are weapons of war and Japan was the enemy. If the U.S. didn’t drop the atomic bomb Russia would of taken over Asia and quite possibly Europe. In document E “Mr. Byrnes was much concerned about the spreading of Russian influence in Europe.” The Mr. Byrnes it talks about was then announced Secretary of state 2 weeks after.
(Dennis 714) By giving the members of the space shuttle crew a recognition as “pioneers”, the speech was poised for a smooth transition from its nature as sincere eulogy into a rhetorical work with a deliberative occasion. As soon as audience received a message implying that Challenger was a beginning instead of an end and how discovery has its risk, Ronald Reagan was in a good position to elaborate his objectives on the space program. Surely, the transition between the bad news and the new hope is one of the greatest features of the speech.
One minute and thirteen seconds. The last entry on the flight transcript: LOSS OF ALL DATA. On January 28, 1986, the Challenger Space Shuttle exploded 73 seconds into its flight. Aboard were five astronauts, one of whom, Christa McAuliffe, was ready to become the first school teacher in space. Sadly, none of the five survived.
He utilizes parallelism in his speech to American citizens to describe who the crew members are. “They, the member of the challenge crew, were pioneers.” President Reagan explains how the seven crew members had the hunger to learn more about space and brave enough for wanting to get there. He mainly resemblance the braver, courage and journeys of the space astronauts to these great explores of the past. President Reagan showed the American citizens that this horrible event does not stop them from learning about space.
On January 28th, 1986, Ronald Reagan, the president of the United States at the time, in his speech, entitled “Challenger Disaster,” addressed the Challenger Disaster. He supported this claim by first mourning over the tragedy, then he promoted NASA, also he tried to make sense of this calamity, and finally he informed the audience that the seven astronauts will never be forgotten and as a country we will be forever thankful for their service. Through Reagan’s use of tone, rhetorical analysis, and rhetorical tools he effectively persuaded America to mourn and appreciate the lives of the seven astronauts loss and to convince American people to continue their support for NASA and move forward as a country. Reagan unified America with his supportive
The schools started changing; their curriculums became much stronger in math and science. It was more a goal to develop an engineer than attorney; it just really affected our schools.” From this quotation one can see that the space race influenced the education in the United States and changed it for the better. Bradt says, “Though Sputnik was a relatively simple satellite compared with the more complex machines to follow, its beeping signal from space galvanized the United States to enact reforms in science and engineering education so that the nation could regain technological ground it appeared to have lost to its Soviet rival” (Bradt). Although the Sputnik was not known to be technologically advanced it was the first thing to orbit the earth, it stunned people in the United States and caused an instant response.
The dropping of the atomic bombs on World War II on the city of Hiroshima and Nagasaki was a very important part of World War II. The atomic bomb ended the war between America and Japan. This was just one of the important events during the battle in World War II. The Battle at Pearl Harbor, where the Japanese attacked U.S. soil was also why the americans bombed Nagasaki and Hiroshima. Some believe that the United States was correct in dropping these bombs on Japan because of the attack on Pearl Harbor while others believe that it was very wrong to dropped the bomb.