Presentation on theme: "Facts The Challenger was launched on January 28 th 1986 There was 7 people on the mission, Mike Smith, Ron McNair, Ellison Onizuka, Christa McAuliffe,"— Presentation transcript:
Facts The Challenger was launched on January 28 th 1986 There was 7 people on the mission, Mike Smith, Ron McNair, Ellison Onizuka, Christa McAuliffe, Gregory Jarvis and Dick Scobee. The Challenger blew up 73.62 seconds after lift off.
More Facts… The Challenger had been into space 9 times before the accident. 3 of the crew members were on the Challenger on one of it’s earlier flights. The Challenger was delayed 3 times before take off. In 1986 there was a total of 15 flights that were planned.
Christa McAuliffe Sharon Christa Corrigan. She was born on September the 2 nd 1948 in Boston. She was American. She was a teacher in Benjamin Foulois Junior High School.
Quotes (brainy quote.com) “I touch the future. I teach.” “I don’t think any teacher is as ready as I am.”
More Quotes….. “I really don’t want to say goodbye to any of you people.” “Every shuttle mission’s Been successful.”
More Facts… Christa McAuliffe was one out of approximately 11,000 applicants for the position. It was the 25 th launch of the space shuttle. The pilot of the Challenger that day was Michael Smith. It had 2 solid rocket boosters.
Even more facts…. The major reason for the accident was a Rubber O-ring. It was launched from Pad 39-B Which was originally designed to support the Apollo program. She wanted to go to the moon to so she can teach her students about it and to teach everyone to be brave.
The first space shuttle in Space Space Shuttle Enterprise was the first space shuttle to go into space. It was damaged by Hurricane Sandy after the storm passed over New York City on 29 th of October. Space shuttle is seen after Hurricane Sandy at the Intrepid Sea.
Successful Space missions Successful Space missions Apollo 11 successes.
Failed Space Missions Apollo 13 The Orbiting Carbon Observatory (OCO) Satellite.