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The Space Shuttle Challenger and Climate Change

(60) Comments | Posted February 17, 2010 | 7:39 PM

On January 27, 1986, the night before the Space Shuttle Challenger was to be launched, a phone conference took place between NASA managers and Morton Thiokol, the manufacturer of the shuttle's solid rocket motors. Engineers from the rocket company told NASA that it would be too cold (26ºF) to launch...

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