This is a 13 slide, highly animated, power point presentations on Disasters & Events that Shaped America - Space Shuttle Columbia Disaster. Each of the presentation slides are editable so you can change it to fit your individual needs.
On February 1, 2003, the space shuttle Columbia broke apart while re-entering the atmosphere over TX, killing all 7 crew members on board. The disaster occurred minutes before Columbia was scheduled to land at Florida’s Kennedy Space Center.
An investigation later determined the catastrophe was caused by a problem that took place shortly after launch on January 16, when a piece of foam insulation broke off from the shuttle’s propellant tank and damaged the edge of the shuttle’s left wing.
In the aftermath of the Columbia disaster, the space shuttle program was grounded until July 26, 2005, when the space shuttle Discovery was launched on the program’s 114th mission. In July 2011, the space shuttle program, which began with the Columbia’s first mission in 1981, completed its final (and 135th) mission, flown by Atlantis.
The presentation covers the following:
The Shuttle Program
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