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  1. Were the bodies of the Columbia astronauts recovered?
  2. What happened to the space shuttle Columbia in 1981?
  3. What killed the space shuttle Columbia astronauts?
  4. Did they recover the bodies of the Challenger crew?
  5. What happened to the Columbia crew?
  6. Are there any astronauts lost in space?
  7. Who was responsible for the Challenger disaster?
  8. Could the Challenger disaster been prevented?
  9. Do bodies decompose in space?
  10. Has anyone ever floated away in space?

Were the bodies of the Columbia astronauts recovered?

The remains of all seven astronauts who were killed in the space shuttle Columbia tragedy have been recovered, US officials said last night.

What happened to the space shuttle Columbia in 1981?

Columbia's final complete mission was STS-109, the fourth servicing mission for the Hubble Space Telescope. Its next mission, STS-107, culminated in the orbiter's loss when it disintegrated during reentry, killing all seven of its crew....Construction milestones.
DateMilestone
ApFirst Flight (STS-1)

What killed the space shuttle Columbia astronauts?

The crew of the STS-107 mission was just 16 minutes from its targeted landing at Kennedy Space Center when the breakup of the orbiter happened. According to NASA, the tragedy was caused by a piece of foam that fell from the external tank during launch and opened a hole in one of the shuttle's wings.

Did they recover the bodies of the Challenger crew?

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration said today that it had recovered remains of each of the seven Challenger astronauts and had finished its operations to retrieve the wreckage of the space shuttle's crew compartment from the ocean floor. In a statement released at the Kennedy Space Center, Rear Adm.

What happened to the Columbia crew?

Much later, in 2008, NASA released a crew survival report detailing the Columbia crew's last few minutes. The astronauts probably survived the initial breakup of Columbia, but lost consciousness in seconds after the cabin lost pressure. The crew died as the shuttle disintegrated.

Are there any astronauts lost in space?

A total of 18 people have lost their lives either while in space or in preparation for a space mission, in four separate incidents. Given the risks involved in space flight, this number is surprisingly low. ... The remaining four fatalities during spaceflight were all cosmonauts from the Soviet Union.

Who was responsible for the Challenger disaster?

Roger Boisjoly
DiedJanu (aged 73) Nephi, Utah, U.S.
Alma materUniversity of Massachusetts Lowell
Known forAttempts to prevent the Challenger disaster
AwardsAAAS Award for Scientific Freedom and Responsibility (1988)

Could the Challenger disaster been prevented?

Many months of investigation later, though, it became clear that one phone call could have prevented the accident. It could have been placed that morning to either Jesse Moore, NASA's Associate Administrator for Space Flight, or Gene Thomas, the Launch Director.

Do bodies decompose in space?

If you do die in space, your body will not decompose in the normal way, since there is no oxygen. If you were near a source of heat, your body would mummify; if you were not, it would freeze. If your body was sealed in a space suit, it would decompose, but only for as long as the oxygen lasted.

Has anyone ever floated away in space?

The STS-41B was launched on Febru. Four days later, on February 7, McCandless stepped out of the space shuttle Challenger into nothingness. As he moved away from the spacecraft, he floated freely without any earthly anchor.