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Space Shuttle Challenger

Post by Christopher K. » February 1st, 2016, 2:14 pm

Challenger was the second orbiter in NASA's Space Shuttle fleet and had the designation OV-099. It arrived at Kennedy Space Center in July 1982. Its maiden voyage was in April 1983 and on its next launch brought the first American woman, Sally Ride, into space.

On 28 January 1986, seventy-three seconds into the flight of mission STS 51-L, a booster failure destroyed the orbited and killed astronauts Gregory Jarvis, Christa McAuliffe, Ronald McNair, Ellison Onizuka, Judith Resnick, Francis Scobee and Michael Smith. On 6 February at 7:30pm the Highland Road Park Observatory will present "Challenger--Thirty Years Later". The talk has no admission fee and is aimed at a general adult audience.

More information:
http://www.nasa.gov/centers/kennedy/shu ... -info.html
http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/shutt ... s-51L.html

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Re: Space Shuttle Challenger

Post by Christopher K. » February 27th, 2017, 12:32 pm

The 4 March Science Academy session will cover the history of the American Space Shuttle. The session is for eight- to twelve-year-olds and will take place at the Highland Road Park Observatory from 10am to 12pm. The cost is five dollars per in-parish child and six dollars per out-of-parish child.

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Re: Space Shuttle Challenger

Post by Christopher K. » October 1st, 2018, 12:40 pm

Today at 3pm CDT NASA-TV will take a sentimental journey and broadcast a documentary on the Space Shuttle. This documentary will be rebroadcast at 5pm CDT and at 9:30pm CDT.

More information:
https://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/shut ... index.html

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