Where is the space shuttle Challenger now?

Cape Canaveral Air Force Station
Challenger was the first Space Shuttle to be destroyed in a mission accident. The collected debris of the vessel is currently buried in decommissioned missile silos at Launch Complex 31, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station.

Who was responsible for the Challenger disaster?

Roger Boisjoly
Known for Attempts to prevent the Challenger disaster
Awards AAAS Award for Scientific Freedom and Responsibility (1988)
Scientific career
Fields Mechanical Engineering

Could Columbia have been 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.

What were the goals for Challenger Space Shuttle?

Challenger was built to serve as a structural test article for the shuttle program. A lighter-weight orbiter was NASA’s goal during the years in which the orbiter fleet was being built, but a test article was needed to ensure that a lighter airframe could handle the stress of space flight.

What is the strange story of Space Shuttle Challenger?

On January 28, 1986, the Challenger Space Shuttle broke apart just 73 seconds into its flight. All seven crew members aboard were killed and space travel was changed forever. In this episode of Untold, a new YouTubeLearning series from ACS, PBS, and YouTube, we explain the science behind this tragic, avoidable accident, and what scientists

Is the challenger still an active Space Shuttle?

That was day of the Challenger disaster , when the NASA Space Shuttle orbiter Challenger broke apart 73 seconds into its flight over the Atlantic Ocean, off the coast of Cape Canaveral, Florida at 11:38 EST. All seven crew members were killed, including five NASA astronauts and two payload specialists.

What was the purpose of Space Shuttle Challenger?

History. Challenger was named after HMS Challenger,a British corvette that was the command ship for the Challenger Expedition,a pioneering global marine research expedition undertaken from 1872 through 1876.

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