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S03E18 Space Shuttle Explosion: Space Shuttle Challenger disaster

Space Shuttle Challenger blasts off from Cape Canaveral to start the STS-51-L mission. Freezing weather leads to the O-rings in one of the field joints in a solid rocket booster to leak hot gases that impinge on its mount on the external tank. However, pieces of aluminum from the solid rocket fuel build up and seals the joint. 58 seconds […]

February 5, 2013 | By | Comments More

S02E01 Space Shuttle Columbia: Space Shuttle Columbia disaster

On February 1, 2003, the space shuttle Columbia broke apart while re-entering the atmosphere over Texas, killing all seven crew members on board. The disaster occurred minutes before Columbia was scheduled to land at Florida’s Kennedy Space Center. An investigation later determined the catastrophe was caused by a problem that took place shortly after launch […]

January 15, 2013 | By | Comments More
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