Report of the PRESIDENTIAL COMMISSION on the Space Shuttle Challenger Accident


Report to the President

By the
PRESIDENTIAL
COMMISSION
on the Space Shuttle
Challenger Accident
 
June 6th, 1986
Washington, D.C.

Report to the President
 
Actions to Implement the Recommendations
of the Presidential Commission
on the Space Shuttle
Challenger Accident

July 14, 1986

 


Report to the President
 
IMPLEMENTATION
OF THE RECOMMENDATIONS
of the Presidential Commission
on the Space Shuttle
Challenger Accident

June 1987


 
official NASA photo of the Challenger crew
 
IN MEMORIAM
 
"The future is not free: the story of all human progress is one of a struggle against all odds. We learned again that this America, which Abraham Lincoln called the last, best hope of man on Earth, was built on heroism and noble sacrifice. It was built by men and women like our seven star voyagers, who answered a call beyond duty, who gave more than was expected or required and who gave it little thought of worldly reward."
 

- President Ronald Reagan January 31, 1986

 


Francis R. (Dick) Scobee
Commander
 
Michael John Smith
Pilot
 
Ellison S. Onizuka
Mission Specialist One
 
Judith Arlene Resnik
Mission Specialist Two
 
Ronald Erwin McNair
Mission Specialist Three
 
S.Christa McAuliffe
Payload Specialist One
 
Gregory Bruce Jarvis
Payload Specialist Two
 

- Commission Letter to the President.
- Commission members' signatures.


 

- Table of Contents -

 
 
 
- Volume I -
 
Preface
 

Chapter I

Introduction.

Chapter II

Events Leading Up to the Challenger Mission.

Chapter III

The Accident.

Chapter IV

The Cause of the Accident.

Chapter V

The Contributing Cause of the Accident.

Chapter VI

An accident Rooted in History.

Chapter VII

The Silent Safety Program.

Chapter VIII

Pressures on the System.

Chapter IX

Other Safety Considerations.

Recommendations.
The Commission.
The Staff.
 
Appendix A - Commission Activities.
Appendix B - Commission Documentation System.
Appendix C - Observations Concerning the Processing And Assembly of Flight 51-L.
Appendix D - Supporting Charts and Documents.

 

- Volume II -

 

Appendix E

Independent Test Team Report to the Commission.

Appendix F

Personal Observations on Reliability of Shuttle.

Appendix G

Human Factors Analysis.

Appendix H

Flight Readiness Review Treatment of O-ring Problems.

Appendix I

NASA Pre-Launch Activities Team Report.

Appendix J

NASA Mission Planning and Operations Team Report.

Appendix K

NASA Development and Production Team Report.

Appendix L

NASA Accident Analysis Team Report.

Appendix M

Comments by Morton Thiokol on NASA Report.

 
 

- Volume III -

 

Appendix N

NASA Photo and TV Support Team Report.

Appendix O

NASA Search, Recovery and Reconstruction Task Force Team Report.

 

- Volume IV -

 

Hearings of the Presidential Commission on the Space Shuttle Challenger Accident: February 6, 1986 to February 25, 1986

 

- Volume V -

 

Hearings of the Presidential Commission on the Space Shuttle Challenger Accident: February 26, 1986 to May 2, 1986.

 

- Implementation of the Recommendations -


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