The 25 Worst Mistakes In History, Faulty equipment causes the Challenger to explode on liftoff

The 25 Worst Mistakes In History,  Faulty equipment causes the Challenger to explode on liftoff

Money lost in 1986: $5.5 billion was the cost of building the Challenger

Inflation adjusted value: $11.1 billion

In January of 1986, the Challenger, a NASA space shuttle, exploded just 72 seconds into its flight. All seven crew members on board died in the explosion.

The explosion was blamed in part to NASA’s faulty design. A combination booster joint with weak sealant, combined with freezing temperatures, caused the explosion. 

Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/worst-mistakes-in-history-2011-4#faulty-equipment-causes-the-challenger-to-explode-on-liftoff-18#ixzz1sWxlz3NG

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