The Challenger Space Shuttle Disaster BY AVERY BISHOP, FOSTER BARRAGAN, WILLIAM BRITTON, HUNTER BUNGERT

James Hughes

Astronomy 110

Mission Goals
  • STS-51-L is Mission Name
  • The Second Series of Tracking and Data Relay Satellites
  • SPARTAN
  • Observe Halley's Comet
  • Lessons from Space as a Part of the Teacher in Space Project
  • SSIP
  • PPE
  • Jam Sesh
The Astronomers

Below are the casualties of the Challenger Mission disaster

The Astronomers
Gregory Jarvis
Judith Resnik
Christina McAuliffe
Dick Scobee
Ellison S. Onizuka
Mike Smith
Ronald McNair
Failures
Smoke (Left) is from O-Ring in Aft Field Joint, and Command Module (Right) is Continuing to Travel into the Stratosphere
  • 3 Puffs per Minute
  • No Indication of Malfunctions
  • Believed to be Part of Initial Start Exhaust
Damage & Prevention Techniques
  • Loss of Orbiter
  • Loss of 7 Astronauts
  • Suspension of Future Missions until Investigation was Completed
  • Mission could have been Delayed to a Future Date
  • Use More Favorable Weather
In Remembrance
Shuttle Monument in Arlington, Texas
  • President Ronald Reagan
  • Burial Sites
  • NASA & Air Force Response
  • Media Response
Conclusion
  • The STS-51-L Mission Failed
  • 7 Astronomers Died, Including a School Teacher
  • O-Ring Joint Malfunctioned, Leading to the Destruction
  • NASA Knows to use more Favorable Weather
  • The Response Worldwide was Tragic
Bibliography

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“Christa McAuliffe.” Wikipedia, Wikimedia Foundation, 13 Mar. 2017, en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christa_McAuliffe. Accessed 15 Mar. 2017.

“Dick Scobee.” Wikipedia, Wikimedia Foundation, 14 Mar. 2017, en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dick_Scobee. Accessed 15 Mar. 2017.

Dunbar, Brian. "STS-51L." NASA. NASA, 19 Jan. 2016. Web. 20 Mar. 2017.

“Ellison Onizuka.” Wikipedia, Wikimedia Foundation, 15 Mar. 2017, en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ellison_Onizuka. Accessed 15 Mar. 2017.

“Gregory Jarvis.” Wikipedia, Wikimedia Foundation, 14 Mar. 2017, en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gregory_Jarvis. Accessed 15 Mar. 2017.

“Judith Resnik.” Wikipedia, Wikimedia Foundation, 14 Mar. 2017, en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Judith_Resnik. Accessed 15 Mar. 2017.

“Michael J. Smith (Astronaut).” Wikipedia, Wikimedia Foundation, 14 Mar. 2017, en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michael_J._Smith_(astronaut). Accessed 15 Mar. 2017.

“Ronald McNair.” Wikipedia, Wikimedia Foundation, 14 Mar. 2017, en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ronald_McNair. Accessed 15 Mar. 2017.

“Space Shuttle Challenger Disaster.” Wikipedia, Wikimedia Foundation, 18 Mar. 2017, en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Space_Shuttle_Challenger_disaster#Aftermath. Accessed 20 Mar. 2017.

"STS-51-L." Wikipedia. Wikimedia Foundation, 16 Mar. 2017. Web. 20 Mar. 2017.

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