For my space blog I decided to focus on the Challenger Space Shuttle Disaster. This terrible accident happened on January 28, 1986. Within 73 seconds after liftoff the shuttle exploded which killed the seven crew members on board. The temperatures the day of the launch were considerably low but NASA continued with the launch. This was why it exploded, the cold weather caused a degrading on the seal of the solid rocket boosters that help to bring the ship into orbit. This launch was heavily broadcasted because it had one of the first teachers going into space and she planned to give lessons from space. Even my parents remember watching the whole thing going down on tv and being in complete shock when it exploded. It was a very tragic event. I also did a little research into the space exploration where they landed on the moon for the first time. The first man on the moon was Neil Armstrong. He took his first step on the moon July 20, 1969. Also on the mission were astronauts Edwin Aldrin and Michael Collins. The name of the flight that brought them to the moon was called Apollo 11. Space exploration missions are super cool because then we come back with more knowledge about what is up there since we know very little about space since it seems to go on for infinity but it can also be very dangerous.

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1 Response to Space

  1. jcampo says:

    It’s very interesting that the cold is the cause of the failed launch into space. Space is sooo cold so I’m not sure how well the shuttle would do in such a cold place for extended periods of time. I can’t even imagine watching this happen on TV, it’s so sad to even read about let alone see in real time 🙁

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