The first time it blew up, it was such a shock, because most people thought it would never ever happen. But once you get the idea that spacecraft sometimes have catastrophic events, then it becomes less of a shock. -Joe Miller, professor, University of Michigan
- STS-51L Challenger Mission Profile.
- Sequence of Major Events of the Challenger Accident.
- Image library of the STS-51L Challenger mission at Johnson Space Center.
- Movie clips of the STS-51L Challenger mission, from the Kennedy Space Center.
- Press Kit: this pre-launch document has been scanned in regular and high-resolution formats by volunteer Rich Orloff.
- Report of the Presidential Commission on the Space Shuttle Challenger Accident (commonly called the Rogers Commission Report), June 1986 and Implementations of the Recommendations, June 1987
- A description of modifications to the Solid Rocket Motors from the On-line Space Shuttle Reference Manual.
- A Challenger Bibliography: This is chapter 7 of the Space Shuttle bibliography published in 1992.
- The fate of Challenger's crew: Dr. Joseph P. Kerwin's investigation tried to determine the cause of the crew's deaths. His report and the accompanying press release are available.
- The transcript from the mission's voice recorder, which operated from T-2:05 until the accident.
- Biographical Information on the Challenger Crew.
- NASA Administrator's Statement, on the Tenth Anniversary of the Challenger Accident.
- President Reagan's Address to the Nation on January 28, 1986.
- Senator John Glenn's Remarks at a Memorial Service for Judith Resnick, February 3, 1986
- Post-Challenger Evaluation of Space Shuttle Risk Assessment and Management, a 1988 report from the National Academies of Science's Aeronautics and Space Engineering Board
- Feynman's Appendix to the Rogers Commission Report on the Space Shuttle Challenger Accident
- President Reagan's Eulogy: Remarks at a memorial service held in Houston following the Challenger disaster, January 31, 1986.
- Houston Chronicle's Remembrance of the Challenger Disaster, January 28, 1986
- A case study in engineering ethics on the Challenger accident, from the departments of philosopy and mechanical engineering at Texas A&M University
- The Challenger Shuttle Disaster: A Failure in Decision Support System and Human Factors Management
- Roger Boisjoly on the Challenger Disaster
- Davinder Mahal's Challenger page
- Challenger Center for Space Science Education, a living memorial foundation, comprised of a network of educational learning centers around the world, dedicated to the educational spirit of STS 51-L.
- Selected Congressional Hearings and Reports from the Challenger Space Shuttle Accident, a series of links from the Government Printing Office to information related to the Challenger Accident
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First posted 1/ 27 / 2011