Friday, January 27 2012 7:50 AM EST2012-01-27 12:50:42 GMT
At 5 p.m. EST on Jan. 28, 1986, President Ronald Reagan addressed the nation from the Oval Office about the explosion of the space shuttle Challenger that morning with the following words: "The crew of the space shuttle Challenger honored us by the manner in which they lived their lives."More >>
Friday, January 27 2012 7:50 AM EST2012-01-27 12:50:41 GMT
Former NASA administrator Daniel S. Goldin released the following statement Jan. 16, 1996 in observance of the 10th anniversary of the space shuttle Challenger explosion:More >>
WASHINGTON (RNN) - According to NASA's online space shuttle mission archives, the crew of the Challenger was supposed to have carried out a seven-day mission. The itinerary of the Challenger 51-L mission was as follows:
"On Flight Day 1, after arriving into orbit, the crew was to have two periods of scheduled high activity. First they were to check the readiness of the TDRS-B satellite prior to planned deployment. After lunch they were to deploy the satellite and its Inertial Upper Stage (IUS) booster and to perform a series of separation maneuvers. The first sleep period was scheduled to be eight hours long starting about 18 hours after crew wake up the morning of launch.
"On Flight Day 2, the Comet Halley Active Monitoring Program (CHAMP) experiment was scheduled to begin. Also scheduled were the initial "teacher in space" (TISP) video taping and a firing of the orbital maneuvering engines (OMS) to place Challenger at the 152-mile orbital altitude from which the Spartan would be deployed.
"On Flight Day 3, the crew was to begin pre-deployment preparations on the Spartan and then the satellite was to be deployed using the remote manipulator system (RMS) robot arm. Then the flight crew was to slowly separate from Spartan by 90 miles.
"On Flight Day 4, the Challenger was to begin closing on Spartan while Gregory B. Jarvis continued fluid dynamics experiments started on day two and day 3. Live telecasts were also planned to be conducted by Christa McAuliffe.
"On Flight Day 5, the crew was to rendezvous with Spartan and use the robot arm to capture the satellite and re-stow it in the payload bay.
"On Flight Day 6, re-entry preparations were scheduled. This included flight control checks, test firing of maneuvering jets needed for re-entry, and cabin stowage. A crew news conferences was also scheduled following the lunch period.
On Flight Day 7, the day would have been spent preparing the Space Shuttle for deorbit and entry into the atmosphere. The Challenger was scheduled to land at the Kennedy Space Center 144 hours and 34 minutes after launch."
Source: NASA's Space Shuttle Mission Archives
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