The disaster was caused by the failure of the two redundant O-ring seals in a joint in the Space Shuttle’s right solid rocket booster (SRB). The record-low temperatures of the launch reduced the elasticity of the rubber O-rings, reducing their ability to seal the joints.
|Died||January 6, 2012 (aged 73) Nephi, Utah, U.S.|
|Alma mater||University of Massachusetts Lowell|
|Known for||Attempts to prevent the Challenger disaster|
|Awards||AAAS Award for Scientific Freedom and Responsibility (1988)|
Only the Jarvis and McAuliffe relatives had a right to sue the government; all the astronauts’ families could sue Morton Thiokol. … McNair, a NASA employee, the father of Jarvis and the mother of mission specialist Judith A. Resnik to file separate suits against Morton Thiokol only.
The husband of NASA teacher-in-space Christa McAuliffe, who was killed when the shuttle Challenger exploded, has remarried. Steven McAuliffe, president of the New Hampshire Bar Association, married Kathy Thomas, a reading teacher for the Concord School District.
In one decision, the high court gave the government immunity from being sued for damages for its military and civilian employees who are killed on the job. … The two decisions left the government with direct liability for two Challenger astronauts and only indirect liability for the five federal workers aboard.
The cosmic clock never budged from its birth place; we have and when we return, we are like the twin astronaut, younger than his Earth brother.) That number times 1 hour is 0.0026 seconds.
It’s plausible that this idea could be extended, with a wealthy couple booking a long-term stay for the entire process from conception to birth in orbit. At the moment, there’s no evidence anyone has had sex in space.
McAuliffe continues to serve as a founding director for the Challenger Center for Space Science Education. He has two children, Scott and Caroline, with his first wife, Christa; they were nine and six, respectively, when she died, as a result of the Space Shuttle Challenger disaster.
The crew compartment and many other vehicle fragments were recovered from the ocean floor after a three-month search and recovery operation. The exact timing of the deaths of the crew is unknown; several crew members are known to have survived the initial breakup of the spacecraft.
Christa McAuliffe/Place of birth
Sharon Christa McAuliffe was born in Boston, Massachusetts, and earned a degree in history from Framingham University in 1970. Later that year, McAuliffe married her high school sweetheart and moved to Maryland, where she began her teaching career.
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.
Hot things move quickly, cold things very slowly. If atoms come to a complete stop, they are at absolute zero. Space is just above that, at an average temperature of 2.7 Kelvin (about minus 455 degrees Fahrenheit).
The pay grades for civilian astronauts are GS-11 through GS-14, based on academic achievements and experience. Currently, a GS-11 astronaut starts at $64,724 per year; a GS-14 astronaut can earn up to $141,715 in annual salary [source: NASA].
If you mean after 5 years in space, upon arrival back on Earth everyone will be 50 years older.
As a result NASA’s official policy forbids pregnancy in space. Female astronauts are tested regularly in the 10 days prior to launch. And sex in space is very much frowned upon.
|Known for||first English child born in the New World|
|Parents||Ananias Dare (father) Eleanor White (mother)|
The remains of all seven astronauts who were killed in the space shuttle Columbia tragedy have been recovered, US officials said last night. … The shuttle was travelling at 18 times the speed of sound, 39 miles above Texas, when disaster struck.
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