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A COVER UP - INCOMPETENCE - OR BOTH.
REPORTING ON THE CHALLENGER ACCIDENT.
THE INSIDE STORY
by Tim Furniss
(Spaceflight Correspondent, Flight International 1984-2006)
ISBN 978-0-9555651-1-3. 2008
18,000 words, plus illustrations
With thanks to Ali Abutaha for his co-operation
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The breached booster trailing flame and gas at T+20s and debris coming off
top of right hand booster, seen in unpublished Time Life images.
Where was the wind shear?
Views from New Smyrna Beach showing debris shed from the booster.
The crew transcript: What was the ³486² report - wind speed or booster
pressure reading? See the pressure reading diagram! It matches perfectly
with pressure and not wind speed.
The wrong piece of debris was identified as the crew cabin, which explained
why it took so long to find it.
Rogers Commission said O-rings were to blame - after 10 days of the 120-day
Astronaut John Young said it was breached booster in region of semicircular
attach ring of right hand booster. He urges for fully circumferential attach
National Research Council is concerned about how well NASA understood the
Astronaut Hoot Gibson and NASA Marshall SFC concerned about semi-circular
Where was the ³wind shear²? The plume was straight. The later zig-zag part
of the plume remained for ages.
Before the first missions the Shuttle¹s lift off time in was increased from
T+4s to 6s after ignition of the SSMEs ­ doubling the loads on the whole
system. A 100% dynamic overshoot. This caused an array of malfunctions on
the early missions from lost tiles to broken down satellites.
Shuttle¹s payload capacity is reduced from 65,000lbs.
Challenger is heaviest at 4,526,583kg, with heaviest payload of 52,308lbs to
Extreme damage in the region of attach ring of right hand booster.
Flight trajectory is erratic. Observers later saw zig-zagging.
Investigation of NASA footage reveals, gases playing on wings, leaking gases
striking aft skirt, small flames by right elevons and a lost piece in the
plume at 70s.
Viewers at New Smyrna Beach north of KSC see the erratic flight path and
debris from plume of right hand booster. Amateur video by Harold Senhert
shows everything ­ even a NASA camera team reported the debris coming out of
third plume. The Rogers Commission showed the last 2 seconds o f the Senhert
video! Imagine only 2s of the film of Kennedy assassination!
Where are all the traditional NASA images of the launch from every
conceivable angle as previous missions?
There were 190 cameras covering the launch but the nine launch pad cameras
did not work! Not all the coverage was revealed.
The crew conversation links to several launch events, especially the ³486².
National Research Council says that there were significant changes in
estimates of loads on STB attach rings.
Finally, Abutaha, Ralph Morse of Time Life and other observers in the New
York office inspected only some Challenger images taken by Morse¹s cameras
and two showed flame and gas emanating from Challenger at T+20s and debris
coming off the top of the right SRB at lift off. Everyone was ready to
publish them ­ but they never appeared! The T+20s image was released as a
drawing in Flight International.
There¹s much more too.
READ THE REAL STORY OF CHALLENGER!