Sometimes environment those around him refused to answer his questions, but he did not give up asking. He joined the investigation committee of the Space Shuttle Challenger disaster though he was seriously ill due to irradiation during Manhattan project, and found out the root cause by having questions about elastic force of the rubber packing band called O-ring. Because of low temperature, the elastic force of O-ring decreased, and it caused the explosion of spaceship. During the public hearing, he did a simple experiment with ice water and a rubber band to simply show O-ring’s problem at the low temperature. In Appendix F – Personal Observations on the Reliability of the Shuttle, Feynman points out the base of his question – erosion, “The O-rings of the Solid Rocket Boosters were not designed to erode.
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
He yelled out into the crater that the crashed saucer had created asking the intruders to show themselves. Unexpectedly, this very deep voice spoke telling him to drop his weapon, resulting in the owner pulling the pump on his weapon to show he meant business. Out of nowhere, this giant brown claw proceeds to grab him and pull him straight into the crater. All I could her was screaming and the sound of a ‘gulp’ before things went silent. Seconds later, I saw this flat sheet thrown onto the ground.
It turned out to be a mistake because after 2 days, two oxygen tanks blew up and the space shuttle lost power, causing the temperatures in the shuttle going haywire, “Houston we have a problem. The shuttle soon started coming on food shortages and had to ration for the food to survive. They also had problems getting rid of carbon dioxide in their air. The big question that they had was, “How to get back safely to Earth.” The LM navigation system was not made to help the crew in their situation. “30 minutes before the explosion, at 30 hours and 40 minutes, Apollo 13 had made the normal midcourse correction, which would take it out of a free-return-to-earth trajectory and put it on lunar landing.” The crew couldn’t go to sleep because the temperatures in the space shuttle went haywire which caused the temperature in the shuttle to be freezing cold.
After the Apollo missions and after the change in direction of NASA’s mission and goals, there was jobs left for military career opportunities.During Moonport there was a lot of missions during this time like the Apollo missions, Mercury Missions, Gemini Missions. The main goal for Moonport was to get someone into space it’s 1957 and the Russians had already got someone to the moon now that was a problem because people believed that the Russians were spying on America also Americans believed that they wouldn’t be able to develop new technology so their main goal was to get someone in space. There plan worked and on May 5th, 1961 they had the first man in space this was a huge deal at this time! Each of these missions had a goal and each of them had achievements with them. The mercury missions goal was to orbit a crewed spacecraft around earth and bring it back safely, their achievements was that there was 6 successful manned space flights.
5 mysterious facts you didn’t know about Challenger Space Shuttle One of the most horrifying experiences that many watched on TV, was the space shutter Challenger exploding. Only 73 seconds into its flight, the Challenger exploded and killed all of the astronauts. This is an occurrence that many have heard of, but did you know these facts? FACT 1: NOT LIVE For those who watched this occurrence, they most likely watched it via a replay. Back in the day, very few people had access to satellite dishes, and NASA made the flight available to those who did.
There was pressure from the outside world where media outlets were looking for NASA to admit there would be American deaths under this project, and NASA could not tell these media channels that it had a solution because they did not. The situation shapes a lot of the decision making processes the leaders in the film experience. For instance, Ken Mattingly’s contribution to bring the astronauts back was directly correlated with his removal from the program. Had Ken Mattingly been on the ship, who would have the motivation and emotional connection to Jim, Jack, and Fred to make sure they returned home? By understanding the situation of the Apollo 13 crisis, people can begin to understand the enormous amount of stress among the crew in Mission Control and in
Space Shuttle Challenger Disaster On 28 January 1986, Space Shuttle Challenger on Mission 51 - L broke apart 73 seconds after the launch and it resulted in the death of all seven crew members on board. The challenger started to break into parts after the failure of right Solid Rocket Booster 's O-ring seal. After that, the external tank was destroyed by the explosive burn of hydrogen and oxygen propellants, and Aerodynamic forces completely broke up the orbiter. On the other hand, the crew compartment and other vehicle components were recovered from the Atlantic Ocean after the extended search and operation. After the disaster, United States President Ronald Reagan appointed a special commission in order to investigate the accident.
There are few factors that could lead this exploration to success or failure. The most influencing factor is the budget, if NASA continues to receive fewer supports, someday they might have to stop this exploration. The possibility of abolishment is not low since it once happened to Orion Spacecraft Constellation program in 2010, where President Barack Obama canceled this program due to increasing fund. While the increasing international partners could affect the exploration in positive ways, since NASA can build more capabilities and reduce the costs. And the other missions conducted by private companies such as Mars One and Inspiration Mars Mission could lead NASA to become more competitive as what happened during Apollo