The Michigan Daily - Wednesday, January 29, 1986 - Page 5
Shuttle crew had
SPACE CENTER, HOUSTON
(AP)-The crew of the Challenger in-
cluded three trained pilots, an expert
on lasers, the second American
woman to fly in space, a Hughest Air-
craft Corp. engineer, and a Concord,
N.H., schoolteacher flying as the first
Francis Scobee commanded the
flight and was making his second
space shuttle mission.
"SCOBEE was born and raised in
Washington state, and enrolled in the
Air Force after high school
graduation. He trained first as a
mechanic, but attended night school
to acquire two years of college credit.
Later, he earned additional credit and
a degree from the University of
The Air Force then gave him a
pommission and trained him as a jet
pilot. Scobee flew combat missions
during the Vietnam tour and then at-
tended the Air Force test pilot school.
He was selected as an astronaut in
1979 and made his first space flight in
Scobee married the former June
Kent of San Antonio, Texas. They
have two children, Kathie and
CHALLENGER'S pilot was Mike
smith, 40, a commander in the U.S.
"'Smith was born and raised in
Beauford, N.C., and graduated from
the U.S. Naval Academy. He also ear-
ned a master's degree from the Navy
After a combat cruise in Vietnam,
Smith trained as a test pilot. He was
selected as an astronaut in 1980 and
the Challenger flight ws his first space
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SMITH married the former Jane
Jarrell of Charlotte, N.C. They have
three children, Scott, 17, Alison, 14,
and Erin, 8.
Ronald McNair, 36, was doing
research on lasers at the time he was
selected as an astronaut.
McNair was born and raised in
Lake City, S.C. He received a doc-
torate of science degree from the
Massachusetts Institute of
Technology and was selected as an
astronaut in 1979.
HE made his first space flight in
McNair married the former Cheryl
Moore of Jamaica, N.Y. They have
two children, Reginald, 3, and Joy, 1.
Air Force Lt. Col. Ellison Onizuka
was a former aerospace engineer and
pilot who taught courses at the elite
Air Force test pilot school in Califor-
HE was born in Kaelakekua,
Hawaii, and earned two degrees from
the University of Colorado. NASA
selected him as an astronaut in 1978.
Onizuka was crew member on a
secret Department of Defense space
shuttle flight last January. The
Challenger mission was his second
The astronaut married the former
Lorna Leiko Yoshida of Pahala,
Hawaii, and the couple has two
children, Janelle, 16, and Darien, 10.
ASTRONAUT Judy Reznik was a
classical pianist who earned a doc-
torate in electrical engineering from
the Univeristy of Maryland.
She was born and raised in Akron,
Ohio, and earned a bachelor's degree
from Carnegie-Mellon University.
After college, Reznik was a resear-
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flight. John Glenn, the former
astronaut, recalled that three
astronauts died in a launch-pad
training accident 19 years ago and
said the history of pioneers is often
one "of triumph and tragedy."
The explosion followed an apparen-
tly flawless launch, delayed two hours
as officials analyzed the danger from
icicles that formed in the frosty
Florida morning along the shuttle's
new launch pad.
"There were no signs of abnor-
malities on the screens" as flight con-
trollers monitored Challenger's liftoff
ch scientist for RCA, then the
National Institutes of Health and later
for Xerox. She was selected as an
astronaut in 1978 and made her first
flight in 1984.
Resnik was single.
Gregory Jarvis was a Hughes Air-
craft Co. engineer who was flying on
Challenger to conduct tests on the ef-
fects of weightlessness on fluid
carried in tanks.
JARVIS was born in Detroit and
graduated from high school in
Mohawk, N.Y. He earned degrees
from State University of New York in
Buffalo and from Northeastern
University in Boston.
He served as a satellite engineer in
the Air Force and achieved the rank
of captain before resigning to become
a Hughest engineer.
Jarvis married the former Marcia
Jarboe of Spring Valley, N.Y. where
the couple made their home.
SHARON Christa McAuliffe was a
Loncoro, N.H. high school social
studies teacher who was the first
private citizen selected in national
competition to fly on the space shut-
She was born and raised in Far-
mingham, Mass. and earned a
bachelor's degree from Farmington
State College in 1970. She later earned
a master's degree from Bowie State
College in Bowie, Md.
McAuliffe was selected from 11,146
teachers who applied in NASA's first
citizen-in-space competition. In
preparation for the flight, she has un-
dergone 120 hours of training at the
Johnson Space Center.
Her husband, Steven McAuliffe, is a
lawyer in Concord. The couple has
two children, Scott, 9 and Caroline, 6'
and ascent, a source said. The source,
at the Johnson Space Center in
Houston, said the blast occurred
"unexpectedly and with absolutely no
YESTERDAY'S launch was to be
the second of 15 this year - by far the
most ambitious schedule in NASA's
four-year-plus shuttle program. Garn
said the obvious -- that operations
must be frozen for as long as it takes
NASA to investigate and understand
what went wrong.
Challenger, the second of the agen-
cy's four ships to fly, was making its
10th flight, more than any of the other
The seven member crew killed in yesterday's Challenger explosion. From left, front: Michael Smith, Francis
Scobee, Ronald McNair. From left, rear: Ellison Onizuka, Sharon McAuliffe, Gregory Jarvis, Judith Resnik.
Challenger disaster stuns America
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retired to his chandeliered office
across the hall.
THE SENATE met at 2 o'clock for
a round of prayers and tributes to the
fallen space heroes. A little more than
an hour later, the House voted to ad-
journ as a "mark of respect to the
memory of the valiant crew mem-
Sen. Jake Carn, (R-Utah) who last
year became the first non-astronaut
to fly the space shuttle, seemed un-
nerved by the news.
"I don't know any time when I was
more shocked or moved since my first
wife was killed," he said.
Rep. Bill Nelson (D-Fla.), who
returned to the Capitol recently from
a space shuttle flight of his own in
early January, was watching the
Challenger launching with staff aides
in his office,
"IT WAS really just dead silence in
the room," said Nelson spokesman
David Dickerson. "Frankly, no one
said a word. The TV spoke for itself,
There was not much to say."
At the Cape Canaveral launch site
were McAuliffe's parents, Ed and
Grace Corrigan, of Framingham,
Mass. They stood silently during the
launch, arm in arm and remained
standing together as the loudspeaker
brought the bad news and a NASA of-
ficial climbed a couple of rows into the
bleachers, walked to them and said:
"The vehicle has exploded."
A stunned Mrs. Corrigan looked
back at him and repeated his words as
"THE VEHICLE has exploded?"
He nodded silently and the
Corrigans were quickly led away.
Meanwhile, a blast of party horns
and cheers turned quickly to silence
and stunned disbelief as 1,200 Concord
High School pupils watched the space
shuttle Challenger rise into the sky
and explode into pieces.
"It's just awful, Just too awful even
to contemplate," Concord High Prin-
cipal Charles Foley said as he fought
back tears. "I hope God will be good. I
hope he'll be good to all of us,"
Local reaction reflected national
CAPT. HARVEY from the Univer-
sity's Air Force Officer Education
Program admired the astronauts'
courage on their mission,
"I have only praise for those people.
They have my prayers," he said,
Aerospace engineering Prof.
Charles Kauffman said that NASA
should find the cause of the problem
because of the large amount of in-
formation at its disposal.
"THEY HAVE more than just
wreckage and a black box that are left
after a plane crash. However, two to
three years would not be an
unreasonable time for them to take,"
Kauffman also felt that the ac-
cident's effect on future NASA fun-
ding would be minimal.
"When you get involved in risky
business, things like this happen," he
PROFESSOR Paul Hays, Director
of the University's Space Physics
Research Laboratory, said he feels
like anybody else does about the
"Space is the last frontier. We ex-
pected it would happen one of these
days," he said.
When asked what he believed the ef-
fects of the accident would be, Hays
replied that he did not think that
future flights would be delayed for
"I do not think that civilian par-
ticipation should be affected, and I do
not think that it will be affected for
long," he said.
Student returns from Peace March
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neutral slogans to have but right-
winged groups apparently felt,
VIOLENCE and tear gas greeted
them when they arrived at a youth
hostel in San Jose, Costa Rica. Police
rode with them on their buses and
escorted them to the Nicaraguan bor-
der, Weinstein said. About 12 mar-
chers were injured because of the
iolence in Costa Rica.
Weinstein spent about three weeks
in Nicaragua, a country he says
'"welcomed us with open arms."
The group waited for six days at the
border of Honduras but was not
allowed to enter. "When we got to the
border there were about 20 men
wearing gas masks and holding guns
during that time, Weinstein said the
group "sang songs, gave speeches
and held mass."
"AT SOME point we made an
emotional breakthrough to the
soldiers. When we were holding mass,
one of the soldiers took off his helmet
and we saw tears rolling down his
face," Weinstein said that most
soldiers tended to be teenagers.
El Salvador also refused entrance
to the group, but about 15 members,
including Weinstein, flew separately
into the country. He said they split up
into smaller groups for safety.
"ONE OF the most amazing things
is that life still goes on in countries
like El Savlador," Weinstein said.
"Walking down San Salvador looks
like walking down any city in the U.S.
except that it's a little poorer."
He said that war is a constant fact of
life there. "It's almost that they are so
accustomed to war that they are lear-
ning to deal with it,"
"The message I got from all of El
Salvador is 'there is so little hope.' he
said, He noticed however, an in-
credible spirit of cooperation among
AFTER leaving El Salvador, Wein-
stein's small group caught up with the
other marchers in Mexico. About
50,000 people attended the final rally
in Mexico City.
Looking back, Weinstein says that
the march had positive effects in the
countries he visited.
"In all the countries it helped
strengthen international ties and the
peace movement within the coun
tries," Weinstein said.
"The reason the international ties
are so important is that sometimes th
only way change occurs is by pressure
from the outside," he said.
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