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The Challenger Disaster

COURSE PROVIDER: Gilbert Gedeon, P.E.
The Challenger Disaster
Course Highlights

This online engineering PDH interactive presentation provides guidance on the Challenger mission, its design, and the cause of accident.

The mission, designated STS-51-L or 51-L, was considered as one of the most productive engineering, scientific and exploratory programs in history. The Space Shuttle was a partially reusable spacecraft operated by NASA.

This 1 PDH online interactive presentation is intended for structural engineers, design personnel and other technical professionals who are involved in engineering disasters.

Learning Objectives

This continuing education interactive presentation is intended to provide you with the following specific knowledge and skills:

  • To understand the mission and the primary goal of the challenger shuttle mission
  • To identify the crew members and their specific role in this mission
  • To learn about the design of the shuttle and the purpose of each of its component
  • To understand the payload and the flight schedule of the mission
  • To know the chronological order of the launch delays and the lift off
  • To identify the cause of the accident and the events that lead to it
  • To know the process of the recovery of the debris and crew
  • To understand the measures taken by NASA after the disaster
Course Document
For this course, you will need to go through the interactive presentation "The Challenger Disaster". To access the presentation, you will need to log in or register and purchase the course. Following the course purchase, please click on the link provided in your account to view the presentation. The duration of this presentation is approximately 55 minutes.
This particular course document is accessible only after purchase.

Course Quiz
Once you finish watching the PDH interactive presentation, you will be redirected to your account to take a multiple-choice quiz consisting of ten (10) questions to earn 1 PDH credits. The quiz will be based on this interactive presentation.
The minimum passing score is 70%. There is no time limit on the quiz, and you can take it multiple times until you pass at no additional cost.
Certificate of Completion

Upon successful completion of the quiz, print your Certificate of Completion instantly. (Note: if you are paying by check or money order, you will be able to print it after we receive your payment.) For your convenience, we will also email it to you. Please note that you can log in to your account at any time to access and print your Certificate of Completion.

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