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Challenger Disaster

Engineer Who Blamed Himself For Not Stopping Challenger Launch Dies

The Huffington Post | Chris DAngelo | Posted 03.22.2016 | Science

For three decades, retired NASA engineer Bob Ebeling blamed himself for being unable to stop the 1986 launch of space shuttle Challenger. He had warne...

Memories Still Fresh On 30th Anniversary Of Challenger Disaster

The Huffington Post | Kim Bellware | Posted 01.28.2016 | Science

Remembrances marking the 30th anniversary of the Space Shuttle Challenger disaster poured in Thursday as people recalled where they were when they lea...

The Ascent of Christa: Technological Hubris and the Challenger Shuttle Disaster

Joshua Meyrowitz | Posted 01.28.2016 | Media
Joshua Meyrowitz

On takeoff day, television accomplished the very opposite of what NASA had planned for it. Television's immediacy was meant to involve us all in a pageant certifying NASA as a worthy beneficiary of continued and increasing funding. Instead, television revealed NASA's lack of control over the situation.

Top 10 PR Blunders of 2014

Rich Robinson | Posted 03.02.2015 | Media
Rich Robinson

This year, Urban Outfitters sold a "vintage" Kent State sweatshirt tastefully splattered with red paint while Donald Sterling's racial comments cost him his NBA franchise. It's been a raucous year in the public arena, expressed perfectly by a parade of PR blunders that is as impressive in scope as it is in sheer absurdity.

Beloved Physicist's Lectures Now Available For Free

The Huffington Post | David Freeman | Posted 09.02.2014 | Science

From his work on the Manhattan Project to the key role he played in explaining the Space Shuttle Challenger disaster, Richard Feynman (1918-1988) is k...

Ten Tough Days for NASA

Clayton Anderson | Posted 04.05.2014 | Science
Clayton Anderson

As we close-to-NASA folk pause to reflect on the Apollo 1 fire (Jan. 27, 1967), the Challenger disaster (Jan. 28, 1986), and the Columbia tragedy (Feb. 1, 2003) -- I took some time to reflect on whether we as a nation learned anything from these tragedies.

Space Shuttle Disaster Marks Anniversary

The Huffington Post | Posted 01.28.2014 | Science

It's been 28 years since the Space Shuttle Challenger exploded shortly after takeoff from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. After the 1986 accident...

Timothy Stenovec

Never-Before-Seen Home Video Of Challenger Tragedy Surfaces

HuffingtonPost.com | Timothy Stenovec | Posted 01.28.2014 | Science

Frances and Michael VanKulick lived so close to Kennedy Space Center that the windows of their house would rattle every time a space shuttle launched....

LOOK: Never-Before-Seen Photos Of Space Shuttle Disaster

The Huffington Post | Posted 01.25.2014 | Science

Think you've seen every photo of the 1986 Challenger space shuttle disaster? Think again. Michael Hindes of West Springfield, Mass. was rummaging ...

Space Shuttle Challenger Disaster 26 Years Later

The Huffington Post | David Freeman | Posted 01.29.2012 | Science

On January, 28, 1986, the Space Shuttle Challenger exploded 73 seconds after lifting off from launch pad 39B at Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral...

Readers' Moving Memories Of Space Shuttle Challenger Disaster

The Huffington Post | Bianca Bosker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

"The future doesn't belong to the fainthearted; it belongs to the brave," President Ronald Reagan told the nation 25 years ago following the explosion...

Challenger Explosion: Space Shuttle Disaster

Universe Today | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

Mission Control: "Challenger, go with throttle up" Commander Dick Scobee: "Roger go with throttle up" Those were the last words heard from the C...

Flight School: the NASA report

Esther Dyson | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Esther Dyson

It's worth noting that the main studies for both the Challenger and the Columbia 17 years later focused on the NASA decision-making culture as the ultimate culprit.