Archive for April 16th, 2011

The Tragedy of the Space Shuttle Challenger

It took several seconds for the commentators and NASA officials to realize that something terrible — “a major malfunction” had occurred. Killed were: Francis R. Scobee; pilot Michael J. Smith; mission specialists Ronald E. McNair, Ellison S. Onizuka, and Judith A. Resnik; and payload specialists Gregory B. Jarvis and Christa McAuliffe, the first “teacher in space.”

Here is a link to an article about the disaster: