Who were the 7 astronauts on the challenger?

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Who were the 7 astronauts on the challenger?

Q. Did anyone get charged for the Challenger disaster?

Q. What caused the Challenger explosion?

The space shuttle broke apart because gasses in the external fuel tank mixed, exploded and tore the space shuttle apart. The external fuel tank exploded after the right solid rocket booster came loose and ruptured the tank. Because a seal around the O-ring (a piece of the rocket boosters) failed.

Q. Did anyone get charged for the Challenger disaster?

Q. Who was responsible for Challenger explosion?

Roger Boisjoly

Q. How quickly did the Challenger crew die?

The Space Shuttle Challenger disaster was a fatal accident in the United States’ space program that occurred on January 28, 1986, when the Space Shuttle Challenger (OV-099) broke apart 73 seconds into its flight, killing all seven crew members aboard.

Q. Did they recover the bodies of the Challenger crew?

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration said today that it had recovered remains of each of the seven Challenger astronauts and had finished its operations to retrieve the wreckage of the space shuttle’s crew compartment from the ocean floor.

Q. What condition were the remains of the Challenger crew?

Challenger came apart — but the crew cabin remained essentially intact, able to sustain its occupants. The explosive force sheared metal assemblies, but was almost precisely the force needed to separate the still-intact crew compartment from the expanding cloud of flaming debris and smoke.

Q. Why did NASA stop?

NASA retired its Space Shuttle program in 2011. While remaining an object of fascination and an engineering wonder, the Shuttle required significant maintenance after each flight and did not truly deliver the next major leap forward. The interest in spaceflight too suffered the brunt of tough economic conditions.

Q. Did the Challenger crew families get their settlement?

Families of four of the seven crew members killed in the Challenger explosion have settled with the government for total damages exceeding $750,000 for each family, with 60% of the sum to be provided by Morton Thiokol Inc., maker of the solid rocket boosters on the space shuttle, an Administration source said Monday.

Q. How much did the families of the Challenger receive?

The families of four space shuttle astronauts who died in the Challenger disaster received a total of $7.7 million worth of long-term tax-free annuities from the Federal Government and the rocket manufacturer blamed for the accident, documents released today by the Justice Department show.

Q. What happens to astronauts when they come back from space?

In space, astronauts lose fluid volume—including up to 22% of their blood volume. Because it has less blood to pump, the heart will atrophy. Upon return to earth, the blood begins to pool in the lower extremities again, resulting in orthostatic hypotension.”

Q. What killed the Apollo 13 astronauts?

Apollo 13 was NASA’s third moon-landing mission, but the astronauts never made it to the lunar surface. An oxygen tank explosion almost 56 hours into the flight forced the crew to abandon all thoughts of reaching the moon.

Q. What happened to NASA after the Challenger disaster?

The shuttle program resumed flights in 1988. After the Challenger wreckage was examined, most of the pieces were buried and sealed in abandoned Minuteman missile silos at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, where they remain today.

Remembering the 7 Challenger Astronauts

  • Dick Scobee // Commander. Lt.
  • Michael J. Smith // Pilot.
  • Ronald McNair // Mission Specialist. Dr.
  • Ellison Onizuka // Mission Specialist.
  • Judith Resnik // Mission Specialist.
  • Gregory Jarvis // Payload Specialist.
  • Christa McAuliffe // Payload Specialist.

Q. Did NASA lose funding after Challenger disaster?

The loss of space shuttle Challenger will affect the two principal com- ponents of the NASA budget: space flight, control, and data communications (known as space flight); and research and development (R&D). Together these activities account for about 80 percent of NASA budget authority.

Q. How could the Challenger disaster been prevented?

Many months of investigation later, though, it became clear that one phone call could have prevented the accident. It could have been placed that morning to either Jesse Moore, NASA’s Associate Administrator for Space Flight, or Gene Thomas, the Launch Director.

Q. How was the O-ring problem fixed?

The space shuttle Endeavour was grounded indefinitely Friday so NASA can solve the problem of singed O-rings discovered on the solid rocket boosters after two recent missions. The solid rocket boosters carry the shuttle into space like two firecrackers attached to its sides, then drop into the ocean for recycling.

Q. How much did NASA pay Challenger families?

agreed to pay $7.7 million in cash and annuities to the families of four of the seven Challenger astronauts as part of a settlement aimed at avoiding lawsuits in the nation’s worst space disaster, according to government documents released yesterday.

Q. Can the Challenger be saved?

The answer, according to a detailed NASA analysis obtained by CBS News, is that Columbia was doomed from the moment the wing was damaged, most likely during ascent, and that nothing could have been done to reduce the stress of re-entry enough to save the ship and its seven astronauts. Not that NASA wouldn’t have tried.

Q. How long did the Challenger flight last?

three years

Q. How much time on earth is 1 day in space?

around 24 hours

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