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Inquiries prompt Jaeger to make sure election workers are ‘on the same page’

October 27, 2012 in The Dickinson Press

FARGO In yet another sign of North Dakota’s hotly contested U.S. Senate race, the Secretary of State’s Office is fielding questions from party officials about the process for having poll challengers and poll checkers at voting sites. Continue Reading

Man who warned of equipment quirk before Challenger disaster dies

February 7, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Roger Boisjoly, who died at 73, had written an ominous memo to his supervisors at Morton Thiokol six months before the shuttle launched on Jan. 28, 1986. He told the company that cold weather could compromise the seals connecting sections of the rocket boosters they manufactured. Boisjoly and four other engineers pleaded with supervisors for a delay the night before the launch, as temperatures dipped below freezing. Continue Reading

NASA marks 25th anniversary of Challenger accident

January 28, 2011 in Worthington Daily Globe

<img src=”http://www.dglobe.com/media/full/jpg/2011/01/28/challenger1.jpg” height=”200″ class=”alignleft size-full wp-image-498″ />CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) Hundreds gathered at NASA’s launch site Friday to mark the 25th anniversary of the Challenger disaster, receiving words of hope from the widow of the space shuttle’s commander. <a href=”http://www.dglobe.com/event/article/id/45394/”>Continue Reading</a>

Update: NASA marks 25th anniversary of Challenger accident

January 28, 2011 in West Central Tribune

Hundreds gathered at NASA’s launch site today to mark the 25th anniversary of the Challenger disaster, receiving words of hope from the widow of the space shuttle’s commander.
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NASA marks 25th anniversary of Challenger accident

January 28, 2011 in West Central Tribune

NASA is marking the 25th anniversary of the space shuttle Challenger accident that killed seven astronauts. <a href=”http://www.wctrib.com/event/article/id/77817/”>Continue Reading</a>

Challenger: 25 years later, a still painful wound

January 27, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

<img src=”http://www.grandforksherald.com/media/full/jpg/2011/01/27/spaceshuttlechallen_webecopy.jpg” height=”200″ class=”alignleft size-full wp-image-498″ />A quarter-century later, images of the exploding space shuttle still signify all that can go wrong with technology and the sharpest minds. The accident on Jan. 28, 1986 a scant 73 seconds into flight, nine miles above the Atlantic for all to see remains NASA’s most visible failure.
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25 years later, Challenger pain lingers

January 26, 2011 in INFORUM

Space agency has learned hard lessons from shuttle tragedies
WASHINGTON Two days before the space shuttle Challenger made its final flight, Carl McNair spoke to his brother Ron McNair on the telephone. Continue Reading