All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Challenger’

Challenger Disaster: New Photos Discovered

Nearly 28 years ago, the disastrous Challenger space mission touched the lives of people across the globe, as billions watched the coverage of the launch on live television. The horrific event was terminated quickly when the craft exploded shortly upon take-off. Unfortunately, one of the main reasons so many were forever affected is due to the tragic loss of seven …

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Challenger Disaster: Amazing New Photos

On January 28, 1986, the Challenger Space Shuttle was launched on a live broadcast. 73 seconds after the shuttle was launched, it broke apart and killed all 7 crew members. A recovery operation was able to locate many pieces of the shuttle and an investigation determined that the disaster had been caused by a faulty O-ring seal. The Challenger disaster …

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Beyonce Under Fire For Using Audio From Shuttle Disaster In Song

Beyonce is taking some criticism this week for her song “XO”, off her newly-released self-titled album, because of an audio sample used in the beginning. The sample is taken from a statement made by former NASA public affairs officer Steve Nesbitt just after the horrific explosion of the space shuttle Challenger in 1986. “Flight controllers here looking very carefully at …

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NASA to Remember Fallen Astronauts on February 1

NASA announced today that its yearly “Day of Remembrance” for fallen astronauts will be held on February 1. The date marks the 10th anniversary of the day the space shuttle Columbia disintegrated during re-entry into the Earth’s atmosphere. Flags at NASA facilities will be flown at half-staff on that day. The tribute will be used to honor the astronauts who …

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Philly Inquirer Confuses Atlantis With Challenger on Twitter

Earlier today space shuttle Atlantis launched into space, which marked the end to NASA’s 30-year space program. As with anything else, people flocked to social media to discuss the monumentos, yet sad, event. Mere moments after the countdown clock hit all zero’s, and Atlantis was on it’s way, the Philadelphia Inquirer made a head scratching mistake. They confused Atlantis with …

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