Space Shuttle Challenger disaster
On January 28, 1986
, seven astronauts "slipped the surly bonds of earth to touch the face of God." America’s space program was never the same.
The Space Shuttle Challenger Explodes on its 10th flight during mission STS-51-L. The explosion occurred 73 seconds after liftoff and was actually the result of rapid deceleration and not combustion of fuel.
Aboard Challenger during STS-51-L:
Francis "Dick" Scobee (Commander)
Michael Smith (Pilot)
Judith Resnik (Mission Specialist)
Ellison Onizuka (Mission Specialist)
Ronald McNair (Mission Specialist)
Gregory Jarvis (Payload Specialist)
Sharon Christa McAuliffe (Payload Specialist - Teacher in Space) https://goo.gl/aYaLzc
... Go or no Go: The Challenger Legacy
[ Documentary ]
Produced by Bret Sigler / Retro Report
Original Release June 2nd, 2014 http://www.retroreport.org/video/major-malfunction-lessons-from-challenger/Those who saw it never forgot: the Space Shuttle Challenger launched on January 28, 1986 only to break apart 73 seconds later, killing seven astronauts, including the first teacher in space -- Christa McAuliffe. Retro Report revisits the tragic event -- and the 2003 Columbia disaster -- through interviews with key participants, and explores the forces that lead groups within large organizations to make dreadfully wrong decisions.