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Space Shuttle Challenger

30 Years After The Explosion, Challenger Engineer Blames Himself

NPR | Jade Walker | Posted 01.29.2016 | Science

Thirty years ago, as the nation mourned the loss of seven astronauts on the space shuttle Challenger, Bob Ebeling was steeped in his own deep grief....

What America's Lost Since Challenger

Michael Shtender-Auerbach | Posted 01.28.2016 | Science
Michael Shtender-Auerbach

It was January 28th, 1986, and I was ten years old. My fellow elementary school students and I had gathered proudly in the auditorium, eager to watch a teacher fly into space.

These Are The Most Heartbreaking Images From The Challenger Disaster

The Huffington Post | Chris McGonigal | Posted 01.29.2016 | Science

Thirty years ago today, the space shuttle Challenger exploded after launching from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida, in an event that was watched t...

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.

Big Bird Was Supposed To Be A Passenger On Doomed Challenger Flight

HuffPost Live | Emily Tess Katz | Posted 05.06.2015 | Entertainment

Big Bird was supposed to be one of the passengers on the Challenger space shuttle, according to the actor who spent years inside the "Sesame Street" c...

What Was It Like to Be at NASA During the Challenger and Columbia Disasters

Quora | Posted 03.31.2015 | Science
Quora

Answered by Clayton C. Anderson, 2-time ISS astronaut; 6-time spacewalker, 30-year NASA employee (retired).

Space Missions Are Never 'Routine'

Mario Livio | Posted 01.04.2015 | Science
Mario Livio

While the potential for various mechanical and electronic failures is always on the mind of everyone involved with large and ambitious space endeavors, these are always treated as challenges that need to be overcome, rather than as deterrents.

Memories of Challenger Ignited by Antares Explosion

Olympia LePoint | Posted 12.28.2014 | Science
Olympia LePoint

As I watched yesterday's Orbital Sciences rocket explosion, unpleasant memories entered my mind.

"Global Whaaamin, What a Faaaahhhce!" Someone Help Scientists and Academics Communicate

Marc Gopin | Posted 06.30.2014 | Green
Marc Gopin

When you lose the Tom Paines of common sense in liberal New England, then you don't stand a chance of evolving American culture. Don't say something stupid and expect him to believe it.

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 ...

Don't Be a 'Zombie' Organization!

Steven Spear | Posted 07.21.2013 | Business
Steven Spear

Leaders have a choice. Either they can complacently model and allow zombie like incuriosity and non inventiveness or they can model and encourage McGyver like ingenuity. With that choice about learning dynamic, they are choosing between failure and success.

Double Feature

Zoe P. Strassfield | Posted 04.19.2013 | Science
Zoe P. Strassfield

We like to separate the Apollo and Shuttle eras in our mind (and the five-year interregnum period without crewed flights makes it easy to), but in 1981, Apollo was still part of recent memory, with many key players like Young and Kranz still working at NASA.

Finding Our Way Out of the Confusion: The 10-year Anniversary of the Columbia Disaster

G. Ryan Faith | Posted 02.01.2013 | Science
G. Ryan Faith

The Challenger accident stifled any hopes of a return to the heady days of the 1960s and presaged a more considered and conservative future for NASA. What, then, did the Columbia disaster mean?

Sally's Ride: Fly Me to the Moon

Lonna Saunders | Posted 09.25.2012 | Science
Lonna Saunders

I pray my twelve-year-old nephew Joel who, among his four siblings, is known as "the science guy," will be inspired by Sally Ride's life and example. She's a role model for boys, too.

Timothy Stenovec

EXCLUSIVE VIDEO: Chilling Video Of Challenger Disaster Unearthed

HuffingtonPost.com | Timothy Stenovec | Posted 05.01.2012 | Science

Rare home video footage of the 1986 Challenger space shuttle tragedy has been uncovered. Originally shot by Steven Virostek, the video has been made a...

Timothy Stenovec

EXCLUSIVE VIDEO: New Footage Unearthed Of Challenger Disaster

HuffingtonPost.com | Timothy Stenovec | Posted 03.09.2012 | Science

Rare film of the 1986 Challenger explosion, taken by Jeffrey Ault of Orange City, Fla., has emerged. It is perhaps the only amateur recording of the e...

Newly Unearthed Home Video Of Challenger Explosion

Posted 02.26.2012 | Science

New Scientist has posted recently unearthed home video of the 1986 Challenger disaster that killed all seven crew members just 73 seconds after launch...

Flying for Me

Zoe P. Strassfield | Posted 04.01.2012 | Science
Zoe P. Strassfield

Even though I was negative seven at the time of the accident, I salute the Challenger 7, and the opportunities they gave my generation. Because they were flying for me, too.

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...

Throttle Up

Zoe P. Strassfield | Posted 10.15.2011 | College
Zoe P. Strassfield

At two minutes to launch (T-minus-two) everyone started cheering and clapping. Atlantis was really going to go!

Twenty-Five Years Ago, We Lost More Than a Space Shuttle

Jim Noles | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Jim Noles

Today, on the twenty-fifth anniversary of the loss of Challenger, it is particularly fitting to pause and remember that the Challenger Seven were more than just names.

A Day To Remember -- Space Shuttle Challenger

Kevin DeSoto | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Kevin DeSoto

To the family and friends of Michael, Dick, Ronald, Ellison, Christa, Gregory and Judith -- We are remembering your loved ones, on this "Day To Remember".

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...

A Morning to Remember

Charlie Carillo | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Charlie Carillo

Rewritemen handle deadline disasters all the time. The procedure is to get the job done, and grieve later.