What compensation did the Challenger families get?

What compensation did the Challenger families get?

$7.7 million
The families of four space shuttle astronauts who died in the Challenger disaster received a total of $7.7 million worth of long-term tax-free annuities from the Federal Government and the rocket manufacturer blamed for the accident, documents released today by the Justice Department show.

Were bodies of Challenger crew recovered?

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration said today that it had recovered remains of each of the seven Challenger astronauts and had finished its operations to retrieve the wreckage of the space shuttle’s crew compartment from the ocean floor.

Who are the people on the Space Shuttle Challenger?

The Challenger crew. Back row (L-R): Ellison Onizuka, Christa McAuliffe, Gregory Jarvis, Judith Resnick. Front row (L-R): Michael J. Smith, Francis “Dick” Scobee, Ronald McNair. 3. Relatively few people actually saw the Challenger disaster unfold on live television.

How tall was the Space Shuttle Challenger when it exploded?

The Challenger didn’t actually explode. The space shuttle was engulfed in a cloud of fire just 73 seconds after liftoff, at an altitude of some 46,000 feet (14,000 meters).

How did the crew of the Challenger survive the crash?

The pieces—including the crew cabin—reached an altitude of some 65,000 feet before falling out of the sky into the Atlantic Ocean below. It’s likely that the Challenger’s crew survived the initial breakup of the shuttle but lost consciousness due to loss of cabin pressure and probably died due to oxygen deficiency pretty quickly.

Who was at the Challenger cabin in 1986?

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