Tag Archives: Christa McAuliffe

Remembering the Challenger Seven: 27 Years On


Since the loss of STS-51L took place on this date in 1986 I thought I would reflect on the lives of the crew that was lost in that tragedy. These seven astronauts—including the specialties of pilot, aerospace engineers, and scientists—died … Continue reading

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Assessing the Space Shuttle: Increasing the Workforce in Space


  The Space Shuttle has proven itself one of the most flexible space vehicles ever flown. Most assuredly, the range of possibilities for operations in orbit expanded dramatically with the launch of Columbia in 1981. Through the end of the … Continue reading

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