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    On January 28, 1986, NASA launched the Space Shuttle Challenger, which exploded within minutes of liftoff, killing all astronauts aboard. On this same night, President Ronald Reagan was originally scheduled to give the State of the Union, but instead had to speak on this national tragedy. The speech is titled, “Explosion of the Space Shuttle Challenger, Address to the Union, January 28, 1986” and is given by President Ronald Reagan from his desk in the Oval Office. The intended audience of the speech

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    The 1986 Challenger space shuttle crash was a horrific event. Seven crew members: Michael Smith, Dick Scobee, Judith Resnik, Ronald McNair, Ellison Onizuka, Gregory Jarvis and Christa McAuliffe all lost their lives 73 seconds after liftoff. The Challenger space shuttle crashed due to the failure of the primary O-ring. Basically, the O-ring failed and didn’t seal in time due to low temperatures. The president at the time was Ronald Reagan. Reagan gave a brief speech the same day as the crash. His

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    NASA’s Space Shuttle orbiter Challenger was a expected to be a reusable space plane that could carry astronauts and payloads to low earth orbits. NASA had hoped it could profit from launching private and military satellites into space. Unfortunately this was an illusion as cost for the challenger and space exploration rose past the expected budget. This left NASA struggling to find funding for Challenger. As funding disappeared, flaws became apparent in corporate structure , interpersonal dynamics

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    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

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    The Space Shuttle Challenger was a terrible shuttle explosion on January 28, 1986. 7 lives were lost. Ronald Reagan said about the crew “The crew of the Space Shuttle Challenger honored us by the manner in which they lived their lives. We will never forget them, nor the last time we saw them, this morning, as they got ready for their journey and waved good-bye and 'slipped the surly bonds of earth' to 'touch the face of God. ”. I wanted to learn more about the disaster. I learned about three main

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    The Space Shuttle Challenger Disaster INTRODUCTION The purpose of this entry is to discuss and explain the human factors were involved with the launch of the Space Shuttle Challenger on January 28, 1986. Minutes after the launch, the shuttle exploded causing the vehicle to be destroyed with all its crew members. The GDSS that was used by NASA had a flawed database, as well as the inability for the members to vote anonymously was discouraged which if it wasn 't it could have prevented the tragedy

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    rationalization, brief in inherent morality, out-group stereotypes, self-censorship, illusion of unanimity, direct pressure on dissenters, and self-appointed mindguards . A historical example of Groupthink is the Space Shuttle Challenger Disaster. Engineers from NASA warned launching the space shuttle in below freezing temperatures could be dangerous for all people involved,

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    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

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    A. Summary Learning from the case-study of the space shuttle “Challenger” flight STS-51L disasters, which explodes after launching seventy-three seconds. Failure of O-ring seals has been interpret by the Commission, during the investigation. Several engineering ethical issues and values, such as the accuracy of data presented, the honesty and integrity of the personnel, the respect for regulation and informed consent, and the responsibility of the personnel could be discussed and evaluated. B. Background

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    Analyzing Challenger’s Address Delivered on January 28, 1986, Ronald Reagan’s speech addressing the Space Shuttle Challenger disaster was a plausible proof of the possibility to communicate various ideas during a tough situation effectively and efficiently. In a speech that lasted less than five minutes, Ronald Reagan managed to express his thoughts verbally and attempt to persuade his audience through a eulogy, a speech characterized by its epideictic occasion, which had been infused with a deliberative

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    He states that “we’ll continue our quest in space.” He states that the disaster is not an end, but a beginning. He uses concrete details to inspire and persuade his audience. “There will be more shuttle flights and more shuttle crews and, yes, more volunteers, more civilians, more teachers in space.” Reagan adds that he wishes he could talk to all the people of NASA and show his gratitude towards them. He relates the incident

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    According to “Hey You! Wake Up!” the author states, “About 73 seconds after liftoff, the Nasa Space shuttle Challenger blew apart in the sky, while thousands spectators watched. After the tragedy, it was found that long, grueling work shifts and exhaustion had caused workers to make an error in judgement.” This means that long periods without sleep or without

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    When the first space shuttle was launched into space, the world changed forever. New information was able to be discovered through exploration. The most famous space shuttle would probably be the Challenger. The Challenger was the first space -shuttle to attempt to take a normal civilian, Christa McAuliffe, into space, and also the first space shuttle to explode. Although the Challenger exploded, Christa McAuliffe was unknowingly made into a legend as the first attempted civilian in space; even though

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    the great explorer Sir Francis Drake died aboard ship off the coast of Panama. In his lifetime the great frontiers were the oceans, and an historian later said, "He lived by the sea, died on it, and was buried in it." Well, today we can say of the Challenger crew: Their dedication was, like Drake's, complete.” (Reagan) Additionally, the crew is indirectly compared to angels in the final line of the president's dialogue. Through the phrase, “We will never forget them, nor the last time we saw them, this

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    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. Later that night President Ronald Reagan came on air to give the State of the Union address and talk on the tragedy that had just unfolded. Through this speech President Reagan

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    such as Beowulf and Ronald Reagan’s speech about the space shuttle the challenger. In Beowulf, the protagonist takes risks by fighting dangerous in the pursuit to gain glory and fame in his society, and readers can learn that taking risks such as these can lead one to discover their true strength. In Reagan’s speech he discusses the risks that Sir Francis Drake took as an explorer of America, and he himself takes a risk by continuing a space program after a tragedy, justifying it by stating there

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    Touch The Future

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    Christa McAuliffe, a high school teacher, faced an internal challenge in which she had to choose between family and a once in a lifetime experience. Christa’s passion for exploring and teaching had made space travel her destiny and on the day that NASA announced the start of the Teacher in Space program, she knew that she had a chance to live her dream. There was certainly no doubt that Christa had fulfilled all the contest requirements, such as having to be a teacher for more than seven years and

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    the explosions of the Challenger in 1986 and the Columbia in 2003. In 1986, seven astronauts and a teacher died when the Challenger broke apart just after it launched. Seventeen years later the Columbia was destroyed on its trip back to Earth, killing all the crew members on board. Those two horrible disasters shook NASA as well as the world. We only think about the tragedy they were. We never hear about the good that came after the accidents. After both events, the space shuttle program investigated

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    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

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    Is suspending a child really the best thing to do when they get in trouble? How can they really be educated from not being able to go to school for a few days? Will suspending kids better their choices in the near future? When schools suspend children, what good is it really doing? You would think it’s helping with their situation, that it’s changing their perspective while helping them find ways it could have been solved, but some kids don’t think of the solution in the blink of an eye. When kids

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