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Challenger Explosion

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.

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 ...

5 Other Disastrous Accidents Related To Sleep Deprivation

Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living

Whether he was truly asleep at the wheel or just zoned out, Metro North train engineer William Rockefeller isn't the only shiftworker to find himself ...

The New York Times Respondeth

Sandy Rosenthal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Sandy Rosenthal

These media successes are important because the American people need to understand that the flooding of metro New Orleans was overwhelmingly and primarily a federal responsibility.

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.

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.

My Road Not Taken -- in Space

Terry Marotta | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Terry Marotta

In the Spring of '86 I became one of the final 40 contestants in the initiative to send a journalist up in space.

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: 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...

Challenger Disaster: 25 Years Later, A Still Painful Wound

AP | MARCIA DUNN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — For many, no single word evokes as much pain. Challenger. A quarter-century later, images of the exploding space shuttle ...

Ignorance and Greed Compete for Primacy: The Slick Politics of Oil Spills

Jeff Schweitzer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jeff Schweitzer

In the world of aviation, if a systemic flaw is found in the design of an aircraft, the entire fleet is grounded. As any responsible leader would, President Obama prudently halted deep water drilling for six months.

Updated - House Subpoenas Toyota Documents; Akio Toyoda to Testify

Steve Parker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Steve Parker

Toyoda begged off the original invite, saying US Toyota employees would be better-suited for the job. But the recalls are not just in the US -- they are worldwide. Toyoda has now been requested in writing to appear.

Challenger Disaster: New Footage Of Explosion Surfaces After 24 Years (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

*See video below* Twenty-four years after the Challenger disaster, new footage of the shuttle's catastrophic explosion has surfaced, depicting the ...

NASA Day Of Rememberance: Remembering Our Lost Astronauts

wired.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

This Friday, January 29, is a Day of Remembrance for NASA. The day is intended to remember the 17 astronauts who were lost in these three tragedies an...

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...