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Apollo 1

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 Major Anniversary

The Huffington Post | Posted 02.01.2013 | Science

Ten years have passed since the space shuttle Columbia disaster, which killed seven crew members. On Feb. 1, 2003 the shuttle disintegrated as it was ...

Challenger's Legacy

Graham Milne | Posted 03.31.2013 | Science
Graham Milne

President Reagan spoke about the sacrifice of the Challenger crew and promised that they would never be forgotten; that the exploration of space would continue. Yet I don't believe that the lethargic careful dipping of our toes into the interstellar ocean is paying tribute to them.

PHOTOS: Apollo 1 Tragedy Recalled 45 Years Later

Posted 01.27.2012 | Science

Long before the triumphant moon landing of Apollo 11 and the heroism of Apollo 13, three astronauts died in a flash fire inside the capsule of Apollo ...

In Memoriam -- A Rededication to Space

Buzz Aldrin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Buzz Aldrin

In the present uncertainties of the space program, a great transitional opportunity exists. As we reflect back upon the tragic loss of Challenger, we must rise to the challenge in the spirit of those who have so bravely shown the way forward.

Challenger: 25 Years Later, A Still Painful Wound

AP | MARCIA DUNN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

(MARCIA DUNN, AP/Huffington Post) CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — For many, no single word evokes as much pain. Challenger. A quarter-century later, im...