When Did The Space Shuttle Explode
However that does not matter as neither shuttle exploded.
When did the space shuttle explode. The space shuttle was a partially reusable low earth orbital spacecraft system operated by the us. 28 1986 the space shuttle challenger exploded just 73 seconds after blasting off from floridas kennedy space center killing all seven astronauts on board including new hampshire. Operational missions launched numerous satellites conducted. Its official program name was space transportation system sts taken from a 1969 plan for a system of reusable spacecraft of which it was the only item funded for development.
National aeronautics and space administration nasa. The space shuttle columbia on mission sts 107 broke up on feb. The one most claimed to have exploded is challenger in 1986 so. 1 2003 killing its seven member crew.
An investigation led to changes in nasa procedures. Hard rock band keel dedicated their 1986 album the final frontier to the astronauts of the space shuttle challenger the 28 of january 1986. Two were involved in accidents resulting in loss of crew and vehicle. You did not state which shuttle you are talking about.
The challenger didnt actually explode. It successfully completed nine milestone missions during its nearly three years of service. The voyage home was dedicated to the crew of the challenger. The space shuttle was engulfed in a cloud of fire just 73 seconds after liftoff at an altitude of some 46000 feet 14000 meters.
The space shuttle challenger was the second shuttle to reach space in april 1983. The space shuttle columbia disaster was a fatal incident in the united states space program that occurred on february 1 2003 when the space shuttle columbia ov 102 disintegrated as it reentered the atmosphere killing all seven crew members. The date was april 12 1981.