Download PDF by Michael Woods: Space Disasters (Disasters Up Close)

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By Michael Woods

ISBN-10: 0761339779

ISBN-13: 9780761339779

ISBN-10: 082256775X

ISBN-13: 9780822567752

Air mess ups is a part of the mess ups Up shut sequence. It explores what air failures are, why they occur, and the way failures equivalent to the Hindenburg Crash of 1937, the Concorde Crash of 2000, and Sep 11 have impacted people's lives.

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Space shuttles are one-of-akind ships. The United States had only four space shuttles when Challenger exploded in 1986. NASA had a new shuttle built to replace it. 7 billion. After disaster struck Columbia, NASA thought about building a replacement. But the cost was too high. By 2003 it would have cost $3 billion to build a new shuttle. S. government didn’t want to spend that much money. Columbia wasn’t replaced. When space shuttle flights began again in 2005, astronauts had one less shuttle to fly.

Space shuttle fleet for two and a half years. Without shuttle flights, the ISS could not run normally. Construction projects fell behind The space shuttle Discovery schedule. Russian spacecraft delivered a small crew and moves away from the ISS supplies to the space station. But the ISS could not operate after completing nine days of as planned. Thus the Columbia disaster cost not only human work there in August 2005. life but also time, money, and scientific knowledge. Astronaut Stephen Robinson is anchored to the ISS by a foot restraint in August 2005.

For instance, some restaurant owners gave food and drinks to recovery workers. Some people told NASA about debris that had fallen in their backyards and on their streets. The search for Columbia’s wreckage was sometimes dangerous. In wilderness areas, recovery crews had to avoid poisonous snakes and wild hogs. A helicopter crashed during the search. Two crew members died. Workers recovered more than 82,500 pieces of wreckage—almost 40 percent of the spacecraft. Together, the pieces weighed 84,800 pounds (38,465 kilograms).

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