Building the Space Shuttle Challenger (1979). In several transitional periods Challenger went from a structural assembly to becoming the Structural Test Article (STA-099) then back into manufacturing modification period for renovation and uprating to flight worthy status to final assembly.
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Bob Ebeling, died March 21, 2016 at the age of 89. He was one of the engineers who warned NASA officials in 1986 that an early-cold morning launch space shuttle Challenger was doomed from the beginning.
Bob Ebeling dies at the age of 89. For nearly 3 decades he suffered the guilt of not stopping the Challenger launch after predicting the disaster. But weeks before his death, he was relieved and he finally forgave himself.