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Challenger panel at Sandhu Conference Center

January 24, 2011

The Challenger breaking apart just moments after its launch. Photo/NASA

The mistakes and missteps that led to the Space Shuttle Challenger disaster 25 years ago this week will be explored today from 2 to 5 p.m. in a free symposium at Sandhu Conference Center.

Challenger Disaster 25th Anniversary Symposium: “Truth, Lies and O-Rings: Lessons from Challenger” will feature Allan J. McDonald, author of Truth, Lies and O-Rings: Inside the Space Shuttle Challenger Disaster and former director of the Space Shuttle Solid Rocket Motor Project at ATK Thiokol; and Richard C. Cook, author of Challenger Revealed, former lead resource analyst at NASA and the person who was the first to warn of a possible catastrophic failure. Mark Maier, Ph.D., director of Leadership Studies in the College of Educational Studies, will moderate the symposium.

For more details, see last week’s post in Happenings about the event. Admission is free.

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