Skynet 6-1-19 Understanding Space Disasters: Challenger and Columbia Accidents 9PM CT


sts-51-l_grey_smoke_on_srbSKYNET!!!! 9PM CT – 10:30PM CT

Saturday’s Topic: “Understanding Space Disasters: Challenger and Columbia Accidents”

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“A.I.” (2001)

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Discussion Topic of the Evening

Understanding Space Disasters: the Challenger and Columbia Accidents.

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/7/77/STS-107_Flight_Insignia.svg
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CAIB Report
https://spaceflight.nasa.gov/shuttle/archives/sts-107/investigation/CAIB_medres_full.pdf

Challenger (STS-51L), in a nutshell:

Michael J. Smith, Dick Scobee, Ronald McNair; Ellison Onizuka, Christa McAuliffe, Gregory Jarvis, Judith Resnik

challenger_photo_montage

Columbia (STS-107)
David Brown, Rick Husband, Laurel Clark, Kalpana Chawla, Michael Anderson, William McCool, Ilan Ramon

Columbia Breakup

 

Challenger:

sts-51-l_grey_smoke_on_srb

Columbia:

Scheduling Expectations

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Space_Shuttle_missions#Flight_statistics

Resource Links:

Rogers Report
https://history.nasa.gov/rogersrep/genindex.htm

CAIB Report in various resolutions
https://www.nasa.gov/columbia/home/CAIB_Vol1.html

Waz Up?

From EarthSky.org:
http://www.earthsky.org/tonight
North, June Evenings

Big and Little Dipper Asterisms

Miss Carolyn’s Constellation of the Week

Cepheid Variables: Eta Aquilae
https://scontent-dfw5-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/61601565_3307743362585157_5883291947757469696_n.jpg?_nc_cat=109&_nc_oc=AQli9YAQ_MZsBgR2AOiDQNI4sKYTwFbkXOsKCrdb2M93VtvbJLncabxQ2qdHveWAGKQ&_nc_ht=scontent-dfw5-1.xx&oh=7db65240259e864f943407e22f11295c&oe=5D523F40

Brightest Stars: Altair, Sigma, Eta, and Zeta
https://scontent-dfw5-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/61834002_3307743405918486_6534127574983901184_o.jpg?_nc_cat=105&_nc_oc=AQkM5Hv5yUIIhjY9bKYeB8VhOwdZzyiwr1-JgI-s2RN6vDKj418_0-N3L0vooN3u4s4&_nc_ht=scontent-dfw5-1.xx&oh=29e47020fc278fb58ab77df61ead5b5b&oe=5D50F600

Altair IV: The movie Forbidden Planet.
https://scontent-dfw5-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/61686958_3307743375918489_1528270073972654080_n.jpg?_nc_cat=111&_nc_oc=AQm6UOt1PnFjEy_7JpXYuozPJM8v2FHcUH9QQ95oUGnqyAg-KsmaFZYaD3qBdTUeoFE&_nc_ht=scontent-dfw5-1.xx&oh=79bf00d7ea2eb8f52aa6fbdfd83ce826&oe=5D5124D2

H-R Diagram: Includes Altair!
https://scontent-dfw5-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/61548175_3307743452585148_4702627578643480576_n.jpg?_nc_cat=101&_nc_oc=AQnPo9M8RlFdTI5ZgfV3O1qbpXxV5xVgMpsCryiyo3ZZZSiX4qCV6bQI-qnEmnwGFD0&_nc_ht=scontent-dfw5-1.xx&oh=dbf871b6e0e67f23134a27065cc1f3ea&oe=5D8DD04C

Infrared Image of Altair.
https://scontent-dfw5-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/61737119_3307743462585147_8993484651070750720_n.jpg?_nc_cat=111&_nc_oc=AQnZL-qSoBJIxW9O9QFezJuSuS39pEIz_9QNtHW2FeJv0dmjjyfromIG-9dl_PlN2iE&_nc_ht=scontent-dfw5-1.xx&oh=feb4d69d9840ec920cf3efee214ac3e5&oe=5D9D7F83

Recent Astronomical Discoveries

Did Ancient Supernovae Prompt Human Ancestors to Walk Upright?
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/05/190528095301.htm?fbclid=IwAR0LLxUD3DW-IdsPOWiQX-T_AG7AgK7vjtBsz4zzI3SygSyEAXnp0jAlccU

Astronomers Find “Forbidden” Planet in the “Neptunian Desert” Around Its Star
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/05/190528193034.htm?fbclid=IwAR2-jJhdbk4FbghA9awoXXSyAYitI0_7gMr8JKu891ngw9pcdw-R8179jPM

Space Exploration and Space History

Space Exploration News

18 more exoplanets found in old Kepler space telescope data

Spacex launches internet satellites, frightens astronomers

https://sattrackcam.blogspot.com/2019/05/wowowow-spectacular-view-of-spacex.html
https://www.livescience.com/65586-spacex-astronomers-starlink.html

Space-Related Birthdays

May 26th, 1951: Birth of Sally Ride

This Week in Space History

May 26th, 1970: Birdseed I, mission “Duck” Plasma gun fired
https://digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc719474/m2/1/high_res_d/760039.pdf

May 28th, 1971: Mars 3 lands, fails after 20 seconds


May 29th, 1919: Einstein is right…and now, famous

May 30th, 1966: Surveyor 1

May 30th, 1971: Mariner 9 is launched, the first spacecraft to orbit another planet

June 1st, 1937: JPL founded at GALCIT
https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/c/c6/Jet_Propulsion_Laboratory_logo.svg

June 1st, 1970: Soyuz 9 launches for an endurance record

Visible satellite passages over the next couple of days.
ISS
https://www.heavens-above.com/PassSummary.aspx?satid=25544&lat=33.0462&lng=-96.9942&loc=Lewisville&alt=0&tz=CST

June 4
https://www.heavens-above.com/passdetails.aspx?lat=33.0462&lng=-96.9942&loc=Lewisville&alt=0&tz=CST&satid=25544&mjd=58639.1458263162&type=V

June 7
https://www.heavens-above.com/passdetails.aspx?lat=33.0462&lng=-96.9942&loc=Lewisville&alt=0&tz=CST&satid=25544&mjd=58642.1098328527&type=V

Tiangong 1
https://www.heavens-above.com/PassSummary.aspx?satid=41765&lat=33.0462&lng=-96.9942&loc=Lewisville&alt=0&tz=CST

June 3
https://www.heavens-above.com/passdetails.aspx?lat=33.0462&lng=-96.9942&loc=Lewisville&alt=0&tz=CST&satid=41765&mjd=58638.0841850162&type=V

OTV 5 (USA 277)
https://www.heavens-above.com/PassSummary.aspx?satid=42932&lat=33.0462&lng=-96.9942&loc=Lewisville&alt=0&tz=CST

June 3
https://www.heavens-above.com/passdetails.aspx?lat=33.0462&lng=-96.9942&loc=Lewisville&alt=0&tz=CST&satid=42932&mjd=58637.4300401617&type=V

 

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