[FPSPACE] FW: [NOVA] "Space Shuttle Disaster"
ljk4 at msn.com
Sat Oct 11 01:47:51 EDT 2008
>From: owner-nova-online at franz.wgbh.org (NOVA)
>To: nova-online at franz.wgbh.org (NOVA Bulletin)
>Subject: [NOVA] "Space Shuttle Disaster"
>Date: Fri, 10 Oct 2008 18:39:58 -0400 (EDT)
>Next on NOVA: "Space Shuttle Disaster"
>Tuesday, October 14 at 8 p.m.
>(Check your local listings as dates and times may vary.)
>At the end of a nearly flawless 15-day mission in early 2003, the
>space shuttle Columbia disintegrated during reentry into Earth's
>atmosphere, killing the crew of seven. In this documentary, NOVA
>probes the accident and the decisions stretching back four decades
>that made the tragedy almost inevitable.
>"Space Shuttle Disaster" is a penetrating look at the history of the
>shuttle program and the political pressures that made the shuttle a
>highly complex engineering compromise, which fell short of its
>ambitious goal to make space travel routine, cheap, and safe. The
>film brings to the forefront the uncertain future of human
>spaceflight after the 2010 scheduled shuttle retirement. Many
>questions remain, including what are the consequences if the U.S. is
>out of orbit for five years?
>Here's what you'll find on the companion website:
>Follow, day by day, how a high-risk effort to save Columbia's crew
>in space might have unfolded.
>Scott Hubbard, a veteran leader of space missions, fought denial
>with hard evidence to convince NASA of the accident's cause.
>The Case to Save the Shuttle Program
>Allen Richardson, 30 years in Boeing's space operations, offers
>arguments for continuing shuttle missions beyond 2010.
>Force of Impact
>How could a lightweight piece of debris cause catastrophic damage?
>Find out in this simulation of the shuttle's launch.
>The Insider Who Knew
>NASA engineer Rodney Rocha, whose warnings and calls for action went
>unheeded, speaks out about the disaster.
>Also, Links & Books, the Teacher's Guide, the program transcript,
>Remember, most NOVA episodes stream on our website the day after the
>premiere, so if you missed Space Shuttle Disaster you can catch it
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