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8 charts reveal mind-boggling numbers about the monster rocket NASA is building to shuttle astronauts to Mars

Earlier this month, NASA announced the first mission it will be launching aboard its monster rocket, called the Space Launch System. In 2018, NASA will send 13 shoe-box sized satellites, called CubeSats, to study, for example, different...Show More Summary

NASA's Aerogel Insulation Makes Its Way To Activewear

Being 90 per cent air, aerogel is an extremely lightweight. It is also the lowest thermal conductor on the planet, making it ideal for space suits, the space shuttle tiles and the Mars Rover. Now aerogel insulation is available in a range of jackets, gloves, beanies and pants thanks to performance apparel company Oros. More »      

Doomed Columbia Astronaut's Final Message From Space Still Resonates 13 Years Later

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Last week the world mourned for the 1986 explosion of the Challenger space shuttle that claimed seven years. Today, we mark the 13th anniversary of Space Shuttle Orbiter Columbia’s breakup upon reentry into Earth’s atmosphere. Read more...

Challenger 30th: My ‘Where Were You When’ Moment, What’s Yours?

30 years ago on January 28, 1986 the lives of the 7 crew of the Space Shuttle Challenger ended 73 seconds after takeoff. The vivid… The post Challenger 30th: My ‘Where Were You When’ Moment, What’s Yours? appeared first on Rapid Travel Chai.

January 29, 2016: Space spaghetti and sweaters!

Check it out!  The pasta of the future!  Chef Mallozzi Spaghetti & Meatballs!  Perfect for those nights you don’t feel like taking the transport shuttle to the moon base market for a supply run.  Thanks to 1st Assistant Art Director and Graphics Maestro Roxanne Borris for immortalizing me in  Dark Matter art department lore (since this […]

A heart-breaking account from a Challenger engineer who told his wife the night before the explosion: 'It's going to blow up'

More than thirty years ago, NASA launched seven crew members to space on the space shuttle Challenger, but they never got there. Seventy-three seconds after lift-off, one of the shuttle's fuel tanks failed, generating a rapid cascade...Show More Summary

The Greatest Lesson From The Space Shuttle Challenger Disaster Came Two Years Later

The destruction of the Challenger was a tragedy, but the greatest lesson it taught us was how to go back up.

Here's what London's first driverless cars look like

The first driverless vehicles to be tested in London's public spaces will be these autonomous pods. The pods — already in use at Heathrow Airport, where they shuttle people between the business car park and Terminal 5 will be adapted...Show More Summary

30 Years After Explosion, Challenger Engineer Still Blames Himself

Thirty years ago, as the nation mourned the loss of seven astronauts on the space shuttle Challenger, Bob Ebeling was steeped in his own deep grief.   -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website.

Learn to Fly Again

Yesterday was the 30th anniversary of the day the space shuttle exploded. It paralleled how my life was going at the end of January 1986. Just shortly after New Year’s Day, I had left for Southern California hoping to enter into a career in the management side of what was becoming known as Contemporary Christian […]

The Space Shuttle’s 30th Anniversary: Commemorating One of the First Televised Traumas

Today, January 28th, 1986, is the anniversary of the The Space Shuttle Challenger disaster—an under-acknowledged moment of national trauma.

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hebeakerblog: Today marks the 30th anniversary of the Space Shuttle Challenger’s last mission. The craft exploded just over a minute into its tenth flight, killing all seven crew members, including Christa McAuliffe, a 37-year-old social studies teacher. Show More Summary

CBS News' Scott Pelley on covering Challenger disaster

Scott Pelley, anchor of the "CBS Evening News," shares what it was like to work the story as a young reporter when the Challenger space shuttle exploded on Jan. 28th, 1986

Wife of astronaut Ron McNair reflects on Challenger disaster

Thirty years ago, the nation watched in horror as the Space Shuttle "Challenger" exploded over Cape Canaveral, killing the crew of seven

An Oral History Of The Space Shuttle Challenger Disaster

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Thirty years ago today, January 28, 1986, the world watched as the space shuttle Challenger took off from Cape Canaveral in Florida, after several delays, on a mission that included the first Teacher in Space. The flight crew was the...Show More Summary

On the 30th anniversary of the Space Shuttle Challenger disaster

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Today is the 30th anniversary of the final launch and subsequent catastrophic loss of the Space Shuttle Challenger. Popular Mechanics has an oral history of the launch and aftermath. Capano: We got the kids quiet, and then I remember that the line that came across the TV was "The vehicle has exploded." One of the girls in my classroom said, "Ms. Show More Summary

The Missing Links: The World's Most Impressive Fortresses

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When the zombie uprising begins, you should set your sights on one of the world’s most impressive fortresses. It's been 30 years since the Space Shuttle Challenger disaster. Here's an oral history on what happened.  A fascinating (or...Show More Summary

A Timeline of the Tragic Shuttle Launch That Changed NASA Forever

Thirty years ago, the space shuttle Challenger exploded. The tragedy shocked a nation caught in launch fever, and reshaped how NASA thought about risk. Read more...

Throwback Thursday: Where Were You When The Challenger Exploded?

The video above shows the explosion of the Space Shuttle Challenger and may not be appropriate for all viewers. "Obviously a major malfunction." - Mission Control And today marks the 30 year anniversary of the worst tragedy in NASA history. 30 years ago today...we remember the crew of #Challenger... Show More Summary

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