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29 Oct 14 17:21:00 GMT
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Missed Warnings: The Fatal Flaws Which Doomed Challenger (Part 1)

Of all the fragments of Challenger which were recovered, this shard of the craft, bearing part of her name, was particularly poignant. Photo Credit: NASA

On 7 March 1986, six weeks after the loss of Challenger, divers from the U.S.S. Preserver found the remains of the ill-fated shuttle’s crew cabin. It “was disintegrated, with [...]

Looking Back: Day of Remembrance Held Marking 10th Anniversary of Columbia Disaster

NASA and the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex, along with the Astronauts Memorial Foundation, held a “Day of Remembrance” to honor those that lost their lives in the pursuit of space exploration, on Feb. 1, 2013, the 10th anniversary of the Columbia disaster. Photo Credit: Julian Leek / Blue Sawtooth Studio

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla [...]

NASA'S TDRS-K Satellite Arrives at Kennedy Space Center

The TDRS-K satellite is offloaded from a United States Air Force C-17 aircraft. The satellite arrived in preparation for a planned Jan. 29 launch atop a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket. Photo Credit: NASA / Kim Shiflett

The next of NASA’s Tracking and Data Relay Satellites (TDRS) is at Kennedy Space Center (KSC) [...]

“A Catastrophe of the Highest Order”: The Tragic Legacy of Roger Boisjoly

A poignant image of a fragment from Challenger's shattered body, bearing the fallen craft's name. Photo Credit: NASA

By peculiar coincidence, Roger Mark Boisjoly, who died last month, aged 73, lived as long in years as Challenger did in seconds. Both achieved remarkable feats in their all-too-short lives. Both pushed boundaries and broke barriers [...]