Siddhartha Dalal got his introduction to probabilistic analysis in the wake of the 1986 Space Shuttle Challenger disaster. Dalal’s research on behalf of the National Academy of Sciences found that NASA’s estimates of a 0.5 percent risk of the o-ring gasket failure that caused the explosion was dramatically off-target. At the 31-degree Fahrenheit air temperature […]
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The tragic launch of the Space Shuttle Challenger on morning of January 28th, 1986. (Michael Hindes)
Remembrances marking the 30th anniversary of the Space Shuttle Challenger disaster poured in Thursday as people recalled where they were when they learned that the shuttle's seven crew members had perished. NASA astronauts Michael ...
Twenty-seven years ago today space shuttle Challenger exploded shortly after takeoff from Kennedy Space Center in Florida, killing all seven crewmembers onboard. Among the victims of the 1986 disaster was astronaut Ronald McNair, wh...
Bob Ebeling was one of five booster rocket engineers at a NASA contractor who tried to stop the 1986 launch of the space shuttle Challenger, which exploded 73 seconds into its flight. He was 89.