Space Shuttle

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  • Space Exploration : The Space Shuttle

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    In the early years of space exploration, the concept of a reusable spacecraft existed only in science fiction. This, however, changed in 1972 when President Richard Nixon announced the launch of the Space Shuttle Program. The Space Shuttle would have a shape similar to a jet plane and would be able to reenter the atmosphere, safely land in an airstrip and be ready for use again after a thorough maintenance process. Designing this kind of craft would require never-before-seen engineering techniques

  • The Space Shuttle Challenger

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    The significant engineering failure that will be analyze is the Space Shuttle Challenger. In 1986, the Challenger faced many launch delays. The first delay of the Challenger was due to the expected weather front and presence of the Vice President (ENGINEERING.com). Since rain and cold temperatures were expected to move into the area, they didn’t want the Vice President to make unnecessary trips. However, the launch window became perfect weather conditions since the weather front stalled. The second

  • The Space Shuttle Columbia Explosion

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    On 1st of February, 2003, the space shuttle Columbia exploded when it re-entered the Earth’s atmosphere after finished a 16 days mission in space. All seven astronauts were dead because of this incident. The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) had stopped the space shuttle program for more than two years to investigate this tragedy. In the 16 days period, the astronauts did approximately 80 experiments on different categories, for example, life science and material science [1]. An

  • The Space Shuttle Program

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    I looked first to find relevant information to the concept and origin of the space shuttle program. That yielded few results yet gave me the background information that I was looking for. After that had been accomplished, I was able to find information straight from NASA to identify each shuttle used and significant points during the flights of each one. Lastly, I had to hone in on the transition from the space shuttle program to the commercial spacecraft that are being put together to launch the

  • The Space Shuttle Columbia Explosion

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    On 1st of February, 2003, the space shuttle Columbia exploded when it re-entered the Earth’s atmosphere after finished a 16 days mission in space. All seven astronauts were dead because of this incident. The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) had stopped the space shuttle program for more than two years to investigate this tragedy. In the 16 days period, the astronauts did approximately 80 experiments on different categories, for example, life science and material science [1]. An

  • Essay on Groupthink: Space Shuttle and Group Member

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    events surrounding the space shuttle Challenger, the product of flawed decisions. The evidence was inadvisable to launch the space shuttle at the earliest opportunity. NASA's perspective was that is was undesirable to delay the launch because of the impact it would have on political and public support for the program. Authorities dismissed potentially lethal hazards as only acceptable risks because of NASA's engineer's pressure to launch. The decision to launch the shuttle

  • The Columbia Space Shuttle Columbia Disaster

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    The space shuttle Columbia disaster lead NASA to finally change their culture and realize that no matter how small a threat may be perceived, it cannot be overlooked. The Columbia disaster was the second disaster in NASA’s history, that a small component, which was not adequately tested, inevitably caused a chain reaction that lead to the disintegration of the space shuttle leaving no survivors. The first disaster was Challenger in 1986. The Columbia disaster investigations lead NASA to look further

  • Nas The Space Shuttle Essay

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    January 28, 1986, seven brave people boarded the Challenger space shuttle. All of America sat around their televisions watching and waiting for the space shuttle to finally lift off. One of the seven people aboard this shuttle was Christa McAuliffe, a teacher in the Teachers in Space program and would have been the first civilian to go into space. Her students were invited to come to NASA and watch. The engines roar sounded loudly and the shuttle finally left the ground. It was an illuminating sight

  • The Space Shuttle Disaster And 12

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    The first space shuttle, Enterprise, launched in 1977. NASA couldn’t have been more proud of their accomplishments and looked forward to the years to come with many new ideas, experiments to try and space to explore. While this might have been the case for a few years following, NASA couldn’t have predicted what was to happen on the mornings of January 28, 1986 and February 1, 2003… or could they? Disaster struck for both the Challenger and the Columbus space shuttles. Even though both scenarios

  • Nas The Space Shuttle Columbia

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    On February 1, 2003, the space shuttle Columbia was just coming in for re-entry after being in space for almost a month, when it had spontaneously exploded over Texas. The seven crew members on the shuttle had lost their lives and an unforgettable image is burned into the memory of the American people. I will be discussing mainly about how USA Today has covered the disaster and provide examples as to how the agency makes it seem as though NASA was the one responsible for the disaster and how the

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