Ronald Reagan Shuttle Challenger Disaster Address When Ronald Regan addressed the United States only hours after the Shuttle Challenger disaster you could tell that he was mourning the loss of the seven heroes. “But even before the smoke cleared 30 years ago today, one man just as shocked as everyone else by the tragedy — President Ronald Reagan — had the unenviable job of explaining it to the country. On a day, no less, that he was to be the center of a ritual marked on every commander in chief’s calendar since the Woodrow Wilson administration: the State of the Union address.” (Moyer, 2016) Ronald Regan was originally supposed to report on the State of the Union but due to the incident that happened earlier that morning Reagan decided against it. In Reagan’s address he states that himself and Nancy’s hearts are heavy after they watched the Challenger space shuttle accident. He then goes on to reflect back on the only other space accident that happened nineteen years ago, almost to the day.
None of the essential misson targets was successful. The mission was aborted after almost 56 hours of flight because of the loss of service module cryogenic oxygen and subsequent loss of ability to produce power or to give oxygen or water. Two secondary goals identified with the effect of the S-IVB arrange on the Moon, two logical investigations not identified with the ALSEP, and some photography were expert, be that as it may. Mission Activities Apollo 13 was the third lunar landing mission, Apollo 13 had a full list of exercises planned for expansion to lunar surface activities and photography. After the accident, for all intents and purposes all activities were identified with returning quickly and securely to Earth.
The Columbia space shuttle was first built in April 12, 1981 and launched in April 14, 1983. The shuttle had completed 27 missions before failure. On the 28 it was disintegrated and killed all seven crew members. This spacecraft could launch like a space shuttle and landed like an airplane. This space shuttle was the only one that couldn’t land on the international space station.
Then the Americans launched Alan Shepard into space on May 5th 1961. Then Russia had a second space flight which had lasted 1 day and 1 hour. John Glenn was about to die at his launch to space on February 20, 1962. Russia completed their first space walk with the first women launched into space (with a three man crew) between 1963 and 1965. Then on January 27, 1967 the Apollo 1 where killed in a fire on the launch pad, and the USSR cosmonaut died.
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.
Wilder understands Spender’s argument, he feels a lot of responsibility to the mission and adopts a a lot of optimistic attitude regarding Earth’s relationship with Mars. He brazenly hopes that Earth will learn from Mars and use the information to boost its civilization: “One day Earth are going to be as Mars is these days. this may sober North American country. It’s an object lesson in civilizations. We’ll learn from Mars” (Bradbury 55).
On February 1, 2003, the Columbia space shuttle crashed reenter the earth’s atmosphere, killing all seven crew members. Then the disaster was the second fatal accident in the Space Shuttle program after Space Shuttle Challenger, which broke apart and killed seven-member crew seconds after liftoff in 1986. The Columbia mission was the second space shuttle disaster after Challenger, which saw a catastrophic failure during launch in 1986. Columbia disaster directly led to the retirement of the space shuttle fleet in 2011. Columbia was the first space shuttle to fly in space.
Across the nation and globe, the population stood still as the Apollo 11 moon landing took place live on their television screens and radio inputs. "One small step for man, one giant leap for mankind," became the immortal words of the century. The moon landing was a moment of greatness for all back on Earth. The beginning of the twentieth century was not off to a great start. In the early 1900s, women still did not have the right to vote for political issues.
“Suddenly, the “Space Race” was on and the United States, in desperation, greatly accelerated its space program.” (Space). Everyone’s attention was turned toward the Space Race and it became a time of national peace. “America’s efforts in the space race is recognized as one of the greatest peacetime national efforts.” (Space). Nationalism is not only brought about by events in America but also events happening outside its
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.