The NASA Remember his fall Every January 28th Memory of a tragedy Challenger Shuttle, That It blew up 35 years ago after take off, Killing his seven crew members.
The January 28, 1986 Six astronauts from NASA, s Christa McAuliffe – The first teacher to travel to space – he died in it Challenger disaster, When the shuttle It exploded 73 seconds after takeoff.
Cold weather conditions From that morning, along with Design flaw, Caused the main missile to fail and caused structural collapse. The external fuel tank collapsed due to the leak, releasing liquid hydrogen and liquid oxygen, creating a giant fireball.
The space shuttle program, which judged it from this accident, officially ended in 2011, after three decades of ferrying astronauts to and from low Earth orbit.
His withdrawal left the United States There is no manned space flight vehicleFocused work nave Russian SoyuzUntil the last premiere of a movie Dragon Crew That NASA leased Space X.
Another major crash of the shuttle took place on February 1, 2003. Seven people on board were killed Columbia Shuttle When it broke, when it entered the Earth’s atmosphere again, because I lost the thermal tiles From its bottom on takeoff, the spacecraft could not withstand the heat of friction with the atmosphere.
The US space agency also commemorates the memory Three men die in Apollo 1, by fire on the launch pad in 1967. So was the loss of a pilot that year injured a hypersonic X15 in the operation of a missile. (Europa Press)
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