Challenger Explosion

By Emily Larson

The Facts

  • Occured January 28, 1986
  • All 7 crew members were killed from the explosion
  • Vehicle wasn't certified to operate in low temperatures
  • Caused by faulty o-rings


  • Thought to be very shocking and unbelievable
  • People never thought that something like this could ever happen
  • People in the modern world believed that it was caused by tiles falling off the shuttle

What I Learned

The explosion was a great tragedy to the country

The only thing that people could really hope for was new safety precautions to prevent another explosion like this from happening

There are high hopes that the tragedy will prevent more tragic accidents in the future


  • Stopped the development of the program
  • Safer shuttles were then created
  • The program became safer

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