WowBB Forums Home 
Home Search search Menu menu Not logged in - Login | Register
WowBB Forums > Sports And Wrestling > General Discussion > 30 Years Ago Today - Jan. 28 1986

 Moderated by: Ron, brodiescomics, beejmi
New Topic Reply Printer Friendly
30 Years Ago Today - Jan. 28 1986  Rating:  Rating
AuthorPost
 Posted: Thu Jan 28th, 2016 05:15 pm
  PM Quote Reply
1st Post
lobo316
Mr Basketball


Joined: Sun Oct 14th, 2007
Location: Raptorville
Posts: 44651
Status: 
Offline
As the whole world watched, on Jan. 28, 1986, the first teacher in space, Sharon Christa McAuliffe, and her fellow crew members of Space Shuttle Challenger, died when just 73 seconds into its mission, it exploded.
The crew members were Francis R. Scobee, mission commander; Gregory Jarvis, payload specialist; Judith A. Resnik, mission specialist; Ronald E. McNair, mission specialist; Mike J. Smith, pilot; Ellison S. Onizuka, mission specialist; and McAuliffe, teacher in space and payload specialist.
Challenger's launch had been delayed several times. Ultimately, its mission lasted just 1 minute and 13 seconds. It traveled 18 miles.
Challenger disintegrated over the Altantic Ocean off the coast of Cape Canaveral, Fla. The explosion was blamed on a failed O-ring seal in the right rocket booster. The seal had become brittle because of the cold temperature that morning.
Several crew members are known to have survived the initial breakup – four "Personal Egress Air Packs" were found to have been activated. But, the impact of the crew cabin with the surface of the ocean was not survivable.
Divers from the USS Preserver found the crew compartment on the ocean floor on March 7. The remains of the seven crew members were found in the compartment.
The "Report of the Presidential Commission on the Space Shuttle Challenger Accident" on the cause of the accident said this, "The consensus of the Commission and participating investigative agencies is that the loss of the Space Shuttle Challenger was caused by a failure in the joint between the two lower segments of the right Solid Rocket Motor.
The specific failure was the destruction of the seals that are intended to prevent hot gases from leaking through the joint during the propellant burn of the rocket motor. The evidence assembled by the Commission indicates that no other element of the Space Shuttle system contributed to this failure."








Back To Top PM Quote Reply  

 Posted: Thu Jan 28th, 2016 10:18 pm
  PM Quote Reply
2nd Post
KGB

 

Joined: Wed Jul 4th, 2012
Location:  
Posts: 1686
Status: 
Offline
It was Regents exam week in NYS and I was home that morning because I didn't have a test.  Watched it live on CNN.  Those first few seconds after it happened were so surreal, as the explosive cloud expanded and debris began falling back to earth you knew something very wrong had just happened but your mind couldn't quite accept that the shuttle and its crew were lost.  Not until the announcement came, "...obviously a major malfunction," did you truly get that sick feeling in the pit of your stomach. 

Can't bring up that day without including President Reagan's speech to the country that evening.  (It's not embedding properly, so here's the link)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qa7icmqgsow

Last edited on Thu Jan 28th, 2016 10:19 pm by KGB



____________________
Back To Top PM Quote Reply

 Posted: Thu Jan 28th, 2016 11:16 pm
  PM Quote Reply
3rd Post
martini
Sunny's White Knight


Joined: Fri Aug 13th, 2010
Location:  
Posts: 4037
Status: 
Offline
Random fact is that Carol Spinney, who portrays Big Bird was considered for a spot in this mission.

Word is the Big Bird costume wouldn't fit in the shuttle and the plans didn't go forward.



____________________
Shaken, but not stirred.
Back To Top PM Quote Reply  

 Posted: Thu Jan 28th, 2016 11:24 pm
  PM Quote Reply
4th Post
srossi

 

Joined: Sun Oct 14th, 2007
Location: New York USA
Posts: 53306
Status: 
Offline
I was 9 years old so I would've been in 4th grade, Mrs. Nelson's class.  We were supposed to watch it live on TV, but public schools being public schools, they fucked up the time.  By the time they rolled the TV into our classroom and plugged it in, they were already showing replays of the explosion.  I think the channel was tuned to CBS, but impossible for me to remember for sure at this point.  Our teacher was dumb as a brick though and I realized what had happened before she did.  She just kind of looked for a while, then turned the TV off because she was afraid we would get upset, then turned it back on, then had a conference with some other teachers while we kept watching, and then finally turned it off for good.  And then we just went on with a different lesson.  She was completely useless and fucked us out of a pretty momentous moment in history. 

Last edited on Thu Jan 28th, 2016 11:26 pm by srossi



____________________
This thread was great before AA ruined it.
Back To Top PM Quote Reply

 Posted: Thu Jan 28th, 2016 11:29 pm
  PM Quote Reply
5th Post
lobo316
Mr Basketball


Joined: Sun Oct 14th, 2007
Location: Raptorville
Posts: 44651
Status: 
Offline
KGB wrote: It was Regents exam week in NYS and I was home that morning because I didn't have a test.  Watched it live on CNN.  Those first few seconds after it happened were so surreal, as the explosive cloud expanded and debris began falling back to earth you knew something very wrong had just happened but your mind couldn't quite accept that the shuttle and its crew were lost.  Not until the announcement came, "...obviously a major malfunction," did you truly get that sick feeling in the pit of your stomach. 

Can't bring up that day without including President Reagan's speech to the country that evening.  (It's not embedding properly, so here's the link)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qa7icmqgsow



Back To Top PM Quote Reply  

 Posted: Fri Jan 29th, 2016 06:57 am
  PM Quote Reply
6th Post
WongLee
Hall Of Famer


Joined: Fri Oct 19th, 2007
Location: Coram, New York
Posts: 7760
Status: 
Offline
In retrospect, 80's hairstyles were just awful.



____________________
by the blood of jesus i rebuke you ,you foul mouth lying satan jesusjesus hallelujah,halleujah be gone you evil spirit

BJWINDHAM MULLIGAN
Back To Top PM Quote Reply

Current time is 09:56 am  
WowBB Forums > Sports And Wrestling > General Discussion > 30 Years Ago Today - Jan. 28 1986 Top




UltraBB 1.172 Copyright © 2007-2013 Data 1 Systems