Challenger shuttle explosion. New footage.

Place for all historical (non-aviation) discussion

Challenger shuttle explosion. New footage.

Postby MOD » Thu Apr 12, 2012 7:47 pm

I have posted this here as this is a moment in our recent past history when most of us can remember where we were when we heard this news.

Recently released cine film of that terrible moment. :(

http://digg.com/newsbar/topnews/livelea ... r_surfaces

For those of you too young to remember this 'event' in detail read this:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Space_Shut ... r_disaster

The next problem they would have to face would be the loss of various thermal protection materials during take-offs.

A problem that would lead to a further catastrophic accident, this time on re-entry.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Space_Shut ... a_disaster

Risk Management was not one of NASA's strong points. X(

Mod
Image
User avatar
MOD
BAE Hawk
BAE Hawk
 
Posts: 2796
Joined: Tue Jun 02, 2009 8:25 pm
Location: Bromsgrove. Worcs. ex East Riding
Also Known As: ibw123Heyfordian etc

Re: Challenger shuttle explosion. New footage.

Postby Sooty655 » Thu Apr 12, 2012 7:49 pm

MOD wrote:I have posted this here as this is a moment in our recent past history when most of us can remember where we were when we heard this news. Recently released cine film of that terrible moment. :(

Mod :(

I was on leave from the Middle East, and attending an interview in London for a job with Enron. Didn't get it ~ annoyed at the time but very pleased in retrospect.

Interesting that after the explosion, pretty well all the (released) footage follows the two solid fuel boosters and completely misses the shuttle itself falling back to the ocean.
Sooty

One Olympus 301 has twice the power of a complete F1 starting grid.
XM655 has four of them, all serviceable.
When we make noise, WE MAKE NOIZE ! !
User avatar
Sooty655
Moderator
Moderator
 
Posts: 8822
Joined: Sat Jan 03, 2009 9:17 pm
Location: Weedon, Northants

Re: Challenger shuttle explosion. New footage.

Postby MOD » Thu Apr 12, 2012 8:06 pm

Yes I noticed that too but I put it down to those solid fuel boosters still firing and making the noise that we can still hear on the video.

I also found a NASA comment which stated that 'most' of the Astronauts were still conscious after the explosion but with no way to evacuate the Shuttle cabin they all died when they eventually hit the Atlantic.

Mod :(

(Sooty re ENRON; I assume .... #:-S #:-S #:-S )
Image
User avatar
MOD
BAE Hawk
BAE Hawk
 
Posts: 2796
Joined: Tue Jun 02, 2009 8:25 pm
Location: Bromsgrove. Worcs. ex East Riding
Also Known As: ibw123Heyfordian etc

Re: Challenger shuttle explosion. New footage.

Postby Minty4371 » Thu Apr 12, 2012 8:12 pm

April 12, 1981 - First Columbia flight, first orbital test flight; STS-1
Flickr site: http://www.flickr.com/photos/16521384@N07/sets/
XH558 Member from 1st April 2008 to 1st April 2016;
XM655 Member from February 2011 to February 2016;
Member of 82045 Locomotive Trust
User avatar
Minty4371
Boeing C-17 Globemaster III
Boeing C-17 Globemaster III
 
Posts: 1588
Joined: Fri Aug 13, 2010 8:34 pm
Location: Sutton Bridge, nr Spalding, Lincolnshire

Re: Challenger shuttle explosion. New footage.

Postby Sooty655 » Thu Apr 12, 2012 8:22 pm

MOD wrote:(Sooty re ENRON; I assume .... #:-S #:-S #:-S )

Yup, that's the right smiley. :))

MOD wrote:Risk Management was not one of NASA's strong points. X(

Mod

Clearly evidenced in Richard P. Feynman's appendix to the Rogers Commission report here.
Sooty

One Olympus 301 has twice the power of a complete F1 starting grid.
XM655 has four of them, all serviceable.
When we make noise, WE MAKE NOIZE ! !
User avatar
Sooty655
Moderator
Moderator
 
Posts: 8822
Joined: Sat Jan 03, 2009 9:17 pm
Location: Weedon, Northants


Return to History Past and Present

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 0 guests