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”

Net Control: Tony NT5TM

Afterglow Movie 10:30PM:
“A.I.” (2001)

2-Meter Repeater W5FC: 146.880MHz, PL 110.9, –
Echolink: W5FC-R, node 37247. Search “DARC Skynet” Search “DARC Skynet” Search “KE5ICX”

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Saturday’s DARC SkyNet is at 9PM CT.

Discussion Topic of the Evening

Understanding Space Disasters: the Challenger and Columbia Accidents.
CAIB Report

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

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


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

Columbia Breakup





Scheduling Expectations

Resource Links:

Rogers Report

CAIB Report in various resolutions

Waz Up?

North, June Evenings

Big and Little Dipper Asterisms

Miss Carolyn’s Constellation of the Week

Cepheid Variables: Eta Aquilae

Brightest Stars: Altair, Sigma, Eta, and Zeta

Altair IV: The movie Forbidden Planet.

H-R Diagram: Includes Altair!

Infrared Image of Altair.

Recent Astronomical Discoveries

Did Ancient Supernovae Prompt Human Ancestors to Walk Upright?

Astronomers Find “Forbidden” Planet in the “Neptunian Desert” Around Its Star

Space Exploration and Space History

Space Exploration News

18 more exoplanets found in old Kepler space telescope data

Spacex launches internet satellites, frightens astronomers

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

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

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

Visible satellite passages over the next couple of days.

June 4

June 7

Tiangong 1

June 3

OTV 5 (USA 277)

June 3


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