Rogers Commission Report facts for kids
The Rogers Commission Report was created by a Presidential Commission charged with investigating the Space Shuttle Challenger disaster during its 10th mission, STS-51-L.
The report, released and submitted to President Ronald Reagan on 9 June 1986, both determined the cause of the disaster that took place 73 seconds after liftoff, and urged NASA to improve and install new safety features on the shuttles and in its organizational handling of future missions.
- William P. Rogers, chairman and former United States Secretary of State (under Richard Nixon) and United States Attorney General (under Dwight Eisenhower)
- Neil Armstrong (Vice Chairman), retired astronaut and first human to walk on the Moon (Apollo 11)
- David Campion Acheson, diplomat and son of former Secretary of State Dean Acheson
- Eugene E. Covert, aeronautics expert and former Chief Scientist of the U.S. Air Force
- Richard P. Feynman, theoretical physicist and winner of the 1965 Nobel Prize in Physics
- Robert B. Hotz, Editor, Aviation Week And Space Technology
- Donald J. Kutyna, Air Force general with experience in ICBMs and Shuttle management
- Sally K. Ride, American engineer, astrophysicist and first female American astronaut in space, flew on Challenger as part of missions STS-7 and STS-41-G
- Robert W. Rummel, Trans World Airlines executive and aviation consultant to NASA
- Joe Sutter, engineer for Boeing and part of the team that developed the Boeing 747 aircraft
- Arthur B. C. Walker, Jr, solar physicist and Stanford University professor
- Albert D. Wheelon, physicist and developer of Central Intelligence Agency's aerial surveillance program
- Charles E. Yeager, retired Air Force general and the first person to break the sound barrier in level flight
- Alton G. Keel Jr., executive director of the commission
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