NASA Challenger Space Shuttle

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NASA Challenger Space Shuttle

WHENThe Challenger was constructed from the 1970's until the early 80's. The first flight was on April 4th, 1983. It was successful. After this, there were 9 other successful flights, until the shuttle crashed on January 28th, 1986, and the shuttle was disetengrated.



Space Shuttle

WHOThe space shuttle,called the Challenger, was built by Rockwell International's Space Transportation Division, in Downey California. It was named after the British Naval research vessel, HMS Challenger, that sailed the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans during the 1870's

WHYThis space shuttle was originally built to serve as a test vehicle for the space Shuttle program, but it was destined for space.

WHATDue to a booster fail, the shuttle exploded, and caused the death of 7 crew members, including a teacher who volunteered to be the first teacher in space. This launch was publicized, and many people saw it. Today, this launch is still used as an example of what not to do when wanting to go to space safely.

WHEREThe launches of this shuttle took place at Kennedy Space Center. On the journeys the shuttle took, the crew deployed a number of 10 satellites, and they even managed to have a spacewalk. Also, the shuttle orbited Earth a total of 995 times.

By: Delaney Butler

This is an image of the 7 astronauts that died inside of the Challenger.

This image shows the Challenger launching into space.

This is a picture of the Challenger in space, taken by NASA.


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