Scariest & Deadliest Incidents in Space are a one of many documentary films that written and directed by Dr. Elliott Haimoff. Dr. Haimoff’s professional TV production work began in 1988, especially in astronomy and voyager space craft.
These documentaries have been broadcast in over 30 countries worldwide. This film is one of some documentary films produced by Dr. Haimoff and Global Science Productions. He worked with several crew for this film such as: SAMUEL MARTIN OLDHAM (Writer/Editor/Director), PETER SCHLESINGER (Producer), BARBARA SHARP (Writer/Producer) and DENNY HOOTEN (Cameraman/Editor/Graphics)
The film itself told about some incidents that happened to some ustronauts or space voyagers during their journey in space. On a mission to explore outer space and for science , not fewer space vehicles of the tragic accident . Since 1950 , space missions have resulted in more than 20 astronauts died and the loss of billions of dollars.
1. Challenger Tragedy (1986)
Accidents shuttle Challenger United States occurred on January 28, 1986. The aircraft was destroyed in the 73rd minute after launching, and caused the death of seven crews. The aircraft was destroyed in the Atlantic Ocean, off the coast in Florida. This accident caused losses total 5.5 billion U.S. dollars, which is 2 billion dollars for the replacement cost of the plane and the rest for research, investigations, etc.
2 . Columbia Tragedy (2003)
Columbia met his end after completing all 28 missions. Accident occurred after 16 days Columbia crew successfully completed its mission in the International Space Station. The aircraft was destroyed when it will re-enter the Earth’s atmosphere.
A total of 7 astronauts were killed in the mission. They are David Brown, Rick Husband, Laurel Clark, Kalpana Chawla , Michael Anderson , William McCool and Ilan Ramon . Ramon was the first Israeli astronaut to fly into space.
Investigation showed that the accident was a cork insulation that fell from fuel tank 81 seconds after leaving Columbia. The cork in the carbon composite wing panels is fragile. A fatal consequence.
Columbia aircraft were destroyed leaving pieces are falling in some areas of the United States. Pieces are then collected into archives stored at the Kennedy Space Center .
3. Vanguard rocket blast V3 (1957)
Vanguard TV3 was the first U.S. attempt to launch a satellite into orbit on around the Earth , but on its release date of December 6, 1957, just two seconds after take off and about four feet ( 1.2 m ) from the ground, lost control and rockets began to fall back to the launch pad . Tragedy is enough to embarrass the United States after seeing the success of the Soviet Union launched Sputnik.
4 . A Titan IV rocket blast – 20 (1998)
On August 12, 1998, Titan 4A explodes shortly after take-off and become one spaceflight disaster the most expensive in history. Cost of rockets and spy satellites which brought her was estimated at more than $ 1 billion.
5 . Ariane – 5 rocket explosion (2002)
On June 4, 1996, unmanned Ariane 5 rocket launched by the European Space Agency and exploded just forty seconds after launch from Kourou , Guyana Prancis. Rocket was made at a cost of $ 7 billion and destroy the cargo is worth $ 500 million.
6. Delta II Rocket Explosion (1997 )
In January 1997, a spectacular explosion occurred on Delta II 7925 rocket that exploded just 17 seconds after take off. Rocket has just begun its journey and totally stuffed full of fuel, payload consists of a series of GPS satellite.
Unfortunately , the rocket was just as high as 1,600 ft ( ~ 500 meters ) when this happens , so the burning debris rained Air Force Station Cape Canaveral such mortar fire . Miraculously, no one was hurt, although some parking lots and dozens of vehicles were destroyed.
7. Rocket crash Glory Mission’s Taurus (2011)
In 2011, Glory research satellite which is worth 424 million dollars was destroyed after the nose cone failed to separate after launching. Satellite time will be used to collect chemical data and will collect solar radiation data for long-term climate records.