This week is the day of the NASA Memorial Apollo 1 fire, Challenger and Columbia, January 28th, 1986, the Challenger space shuttle launch only 73 seconds after the disintegration of the explosion. The mission of the code named STS-51-L, but also its tenth flight. After an investigation found that the explosion and is responsible for the launch booster rocket separation of the two O shaped circle of failure. As the night before the launch of the cold weather, O circle and become fragile.
After the launch, the booster jet out of the burning gas to escape, and in the fuel tank outside the fire, the disaster claimed the lives of all seven astronauts on the space shuttle.
This commemorative activities also to the Apollo 1 with the CBSO, expressing condolences today earlier, NASA at Arlington National Cemetery held a special wreath laying ceremony.
There stands the tombstone of the crew, and the NASA's official website can be found on each of the astronauts.Detailed introductionWell, a director of Charles Bolden's private letter from NASA.
Earlier today, engineers at the international space station's NASA crew and control center also expressed their condolences. Requires 1 years of service in the space of the NASA astronaut Kelly Scott said:
This moment is to commemorate the sacrifice of all members of the challenger, their spirit will remain in our space achievements.