L&D: The Challenger Tragedy of 1986

32 Years Ago

RIP – Michael Smith, Dick Scobee, Judith Resnik, Ronald McNair, Ellison Onizuka, Gregory Jarvis and Christa McAuliffe. They died tragically on January 28, 1986.

Remember when our astronauts were heroes?

Presentation1That accident led to a project for me and my partners and staff at R.A.Svenson & Associates (that later became Svenson & Wallace Inc.).

My 1987 Project with NASA

It was the only Curriculum Architecture Design Meeting where the members of the Design Team cried throughout the meeting. It was too soon after the Challenger accident. NASA was devastated. Appropriately so. All of the people in the room knew those who had perished.


I had been brought in – as often happened – after my 3 associates had done the Curriculum Architecture Design analysis efforts. That was typical. I was the CAD Design Guy at R. A. Svenson & Associates – where I was later a partner at SWI – Svenson & Wallace Inc.

See my 2012 Post on that project – here.

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