This is a 14 slide, highly animated, power point presentations on Disasters & Events that Shaped America - Space Shuttle Challenger Disaster. Each of the presentation slides are editable so you can change it to fit your individual needs.
On January 28, 1986, the American shuttle orbiter Challenger broke up 73 seconds after liftoff, bringing a devastating end to the spacecraft’s 10th mission. The disaster claimed the lives of all 7 astronauts aboard, including Christa McAuliffe, a teacher from NH who had been selected to join the mission and teach lessons from space to schoolchildren around the country. The tragedy and its aftermath received extensive media coverage and prompted NASA to temporarily suspend all shuttle missions.
It was later determined that 2 rubber O-rings, which had been designed to separate the sections of the rocket booster, had failed due to cold temperatures on the morning of the launch. After the accident, NASA refrained from sending astronauts into space for more than 2 years as it redesigned a number of the shuttle’s features.
Flights began again in September 1988 with the successful launching of Discovery. Since that time, the space shuttle has carried out numerous important missions, including the repair and maintenance of the Hubble Space Telescope and the construction of the International Space Station.
On February 1, 2003, a 2nd space shuttle disaster rocked the United States when Columbia disintegrated upon reentry, killing all aboard. While missions resumed in July 2005, the space shuttle retired in 2011.
The presentation covers the following:
“Teacher in Space” Program
The Shuttle Program
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