LATITUDE Pharmaceuticals Receives Notice of Allowance for U.S. Patent Covering Stabilized Aqueous Glucagon Formulations

Patent Application Covers Glucagon Formulations for Use with Insulin Pumps and Artificial Pancreas

SAN DIEGO, CA, US, January 17, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — LATITUDE Pharmaceuticals Inc., a specialized formulation developer for the biotech and pharma industries, announced today that it has received a Notice of Allowance from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) related to its patent application covering a stabilized soluble glucagon formulation (“Pumpagon”). Thus, a USPTO patent examiner has determined that LATITUDE’s Pumpagon formulation is entitled to a patent under US patent law. Other Pumpagon-related international patent applications are pending.

“We are highly pleased the USPTO has recognized the novelty and industrial utility of our simple and inexpensive approach for keeping glucagon solubilized and stable in an aqueous pumpable solution,” noted Andrew X. Chen, LATITUDE’s President. “Since Pumpagon is more stable than presently marketed glucagon formulations and because it does not contain any new, irritating or unapproved ingredients, our formulation could have a very short development path to become the glucagon formulation of choice for use with the dual hormone insulin/glucagon pumps (artificial pancreas), as well as for mini-dose glucagon administration to treat children with Type 1 diabetes, two emerging diabetes therapies that will be enabled by the multi-day stable Pumpagon.”

About Pumpagon
LATITUDE’s Pumpagon can be prepared using common approved injectable ingredients or by combining a marketed dextrose solution and a lyophilized glucagon, which are both FDA-approved and have decades of proven clinical safety. Given the extensive familiarity and proven safety of its components, Pumpagon may have immediate utility for a greatly accelerated FDA approval process for use in treating diabetes.

About LATITUDE Pharmaceuticals Inc.
LATITUDE is a developer of innovative drug formulations and drug delivery systems for the biotech and pharmaceutical industries. The company is highly regarded for its intellectual property-generating and innovative approaches to developing pharmaceutical formulations for problematic and/or highly insoluble drug molecules.

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The Gandhi of Steve Jobs

(5) Steve Jobs (left) and 1997 Campaign of Apple, portraying Mahatma Gandhi.

Official Poster : The Gandhi Murder

Here’s to the crazy ones. The misfits. The rebels. The troublemakers…because the people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do.”

— Steve Jobs

DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES, January 18, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — When asked by Time Magazine about his choice for the Person of the Century in 1999, Steve Jobs replied, “Gandhi is my choice for the Person of the Century because he showed us the way out of the destructive side of our human nature. Gandhi demonstrated that we can force change and justice through moral acts of aggression instead of physical acts of aggression. Never has our species needed this wisdom more.”(1, 2, 7)

Steve’s earliest tryst with Gandhi was probably during his trip in 1974-75 to India (2, 6). Upon his return, Steve stated:
"There is no one that embodies better what I want to become, other than Gandhi. He changed the world.”(2)

Gandhi probably changed Steve Jobs. Within a year, he had founded Apple (12), and destiny conspired with him to ‘Change the world’.
But it was after being fired by Apple that Jobs purchased a pair of circular, wire rim glasses to match the picture of Gandhi he'd had since his early 20s. Steve always kept a picture of Gandhi with him and history will remember him much like his hero (2). Men who thought differently.

During his second innings at Apple in the year 1997, Steve stood before a giant portrait of Mahatma Gandhi and said these words before a packed audience: “Here’s to the crazy ones. The misfits. The rebels. The troublemakers…because the people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do.” (3)
Jobs left the world as ironically as his inspiration Gandhi’s violent assassination by a semi automatic Beretta fired at point blank range (11). The man who challenged technology and spearheaded one of the biggest technological revolution of our times died because technology did not have an answer to cancer. (13, 14)
Gandhi uttered the words ‘Hai Ram’ (Oh God) three times before he lost consciousness (11). One wonders if the last monologue of Steve Jobs ‘Oh Wow’ (10) repeated three times was his ultimate tribute to the man who inspired him all his life. Perhaps we shall never know, but the coincidence is unpalatable.

The Gandhi Murder’, starring Stephen Lang, Luke Pasqualino, Om Puri and Vinnie Jones, covers in depth the tumultuous last days in the life of Mahatma Gandhi that eventually led to his assassination on 30th January, 1948. The movie releases worldwide on 30th January, 2019.

Literary References:
1. https://therodinhoods.com/post/tribute-to-steve-jobs-a-man-who-thought-differently/ by Ashish Chowdhary (Para: Steve Jobs Idol)
2. https://www.inc.com/quora/steve-jobs-glasses-were-symbolic-and-this-is-what-they-meant-to-him.html by Brian Roemmele
3. https://www.thebetterindia.com/35422/20-greatest-world-leaders-and-thinkers-who-were-inspired-by-mahatma-gandhi/ by Nishi Malhotra
4. https://mettacenter.org/daily-metta/unlikely-friendships-gandhi-and-steve-jobs-daily-metta/ by Stephenie Van Hook
5. https://afflictor.com/2016/12/06/now-gandhi-is-modeling-for-apple/
6. https://kotaku.com/5848277/how-atari-sent-steve-jobs-on-a-spiritual-quest-to-india by Kirk Hamilton
7. https://www.irishtimes.com/news/hitler-and-gandhi-in-contention-1.170470
8. https://www.industryleadersmagazine.com/influential-leadership-gandhi-who-inspired-obama-steve-jobs-modi-and-many-more/ by Carrie Ann
9. https://daily.bhaskar.com/news/JM-SUC-gandhi-role-model-of-leaders-5430509.html by Anshu Awasthi
10. https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2011/oct/31/steve-jobs-last-words by Sam Jones
11. https://www.cbsnews.com/news/mahatma-gandhi-my-grandfather/ by Muni S. Jaitly for CBS News
12. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apple_Inc.
13. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steve_Jobs
14. https://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/apple/8841347/Steve-Jobs-regretted-trying-to-beat-cancer-with-alternative-medicine-for-so-long.html by Jon Swaine

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Dov Bechhofer Explains the Rise of AR/VR and the Potential These Technologies Have for Our Future

Dov Bechhofer

NEW YORK , NEW YORK, UNITED STATES, January 17, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — Dov Bechhofer is a computer engineer with an eye for trending tech topics and predictions on how technology can improve or impair our future. Here, he helps explain the rise in popularity of augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR), and their place in society’s future.

Screens have revolutionized our lives. First, there were television and theater screens that entertained the masses. Next came computers, which revolutionized every aspect of human life, from work to play and everything in between. Desktops gave way to laptops and tablets all before the smartphone took over in the early 2000s. Dov Bechhofer acknowledges that the first successful AR/VR technology in widespread use came about only because of advancements in smartphone technology.

“Manufacturing AR and VR components that perform as consumers expect them to is way more expensive than people realize, which is why it took so long for these products to become available to consumers,” says Dov Bechhofer.

He mentions that VR devices really only became popular around the time phone carriers retailed headsets alongside their phones for basic VR experiences in the last few years. Similarly, AR gaming (such as the international craze Pokemon Go!) introduced the world to technology’s ability to reconstruct our reality. From projecting cartoon creatures into environments through cell phone screens, people today can use AR technology to interact with their surroundings in new ways and make important purchasing decisions. For example, Wayfair furniture retailer allows app users to project furniture in their rooms and test how products look at home before ever purchasing.

Gaming was also the driving factor behind consumer VR use, with devices like the PlayStation VR headset and the Oculus Rift leading sales around the world––ultimately helping improve all VR tech. When consumers invest in VR gaming technology, they inevitably pay for further research to make products more capable and state-of-the-art.

“Companies like Sony who manufacture VR products want to keep their customers coming back in the future to buy newer and better technology,” says Dov Bechhofer. “They accomplish this by investing their returns in improved gadgets and software, improving the capability for all future VR technology in the process.”

Already, organizations utilize VR technology to educate and train people on specialized topics that benefit from immersion and practice. In one program, engineering students can interact with optics and lasers by building three-dimensional systems that respond in real-time. In the case of chemistry, VRs remove the need to purchase equipment and chemicals (saving millions of dollars and reducing the risk of harm in the process). AR can similarly be used in the future to help cut costs on physical products for a range of studies and career paths.

“VR tackles a lot of the typical restrictions to learning. Educators only need a computer, a VR device, and a savvy program to teach complicated subjects with ease,” says Dov Bechhofer. “If for nothing else than entertainment and education, AR and VR technology will prove to be an invaluable asset moving forward.”

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GoodFirms Research Highlights the Most Reliable Law Firms

Top Law Firms for Legal Services

Top Law Firms for Legal Services

GoodFirms puts forward the best law firms for legal services based on several strict methodologies

These renowned law firms are known to get legal ducks in a row to balance the legal issues efficiently of their clients”

— GoodFirms Research

WASHINGTON DC, WASHINGTON, UNITED STATES, January 17, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — Businesses and organizations keep seeking out for brilliant law firms that can assist them to solve their all legal problems. Therefore to help the service seekers, GoodFirms published the list of Top Law Firms for Legal Services that are known for solving the toughest legal issues and delivering more efficient results to the customers.

Take a glimpse at the Top Legal Service Companies listed at GoodFirms:

•The Nice Law Firm, LLP
•Hanover Law P.C.
•Digitpol
•Baker McKenzie
•Allen & Overy LLP
•White & Case LLP
•Latham & Watkins LLP
•Dentons
•Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP
•CMS
•Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP
•Berwin Leighton Paisner
•Taylor Wessing
•MANAGIUM JURIS LLP
•Akerman LLP

Choosing a lawyer for business is crucial to get the right expertise for your legal needs. But hiring a good lawyer can be a daunting task, especially if you have never done it before. To ease you with this challenge, GoodFirms has evaluated and listed the most excellent law firms that are reliable and known for solving all sorts of legal services.

At GoodFirms, you can also find the list of Best IT Services Companies that are recognized for providing cutting-edge solutions to the businesses and organizations to perk up the operations. GoodFirms is a maverick and globally well renowned B2B research, ratings and reviews platform. It endeavors to fetch out the service providers from all industries and make it effortless for the service seekers to meet the perfect partner for their project needs.

The analyst team of GoodFirms performs strict research which includes several metrics such as identifying the past and present portfolio, experience in the expertise area, market penetration, client feedback and many more.

According to these statistics, the research squad differentiates each company with each other. Then index the top development companies, best software providers and various exceptional agencies from other sectors of the industry.
Moreover, GoodFirms persuade the service providers to involve themselves in the on-going research. Here the service providers should show the influential evidence of their ability and credibility to provide services to the clients. Considering this the service providers are listed in top companies as per their proficiency by GoodFirms research team. Getting listed at GoodFirms can enhance the chances of companies to be more perceptible globally.

GoodFirms has cultivated the list of Top BPO Service Providers along with verified client reviews and ratings.

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GoodFirms is a Washington, D.C. based research firm that aligns its efforts in identifying the most prominent and efficient law firms that deliver results to their clients. GoodFirms research is a confluence of new age consumer reference processes and conventional industry-wide review & rankings that help service seekers leap further and multiply their industry-wide value and credibility.

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Winnov Announces the Latest Version of Its Recorder Monitoring and Management Software with Command Center 2.5

Command Center 2.5

Command Center 2.5 provides additional intelligence for recording and live streaming activities and a better experience with enhancements to the user interface

SANTA CLARA, CA, USA, January 17, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — Winnov releases Command Center 2.5, the newest version of its remote monitoring and control software for Cbox multi-source recorders. Command Center 2.5 features output health monitoring for recording and live streaming, enhanced search and filtering capabilities, a remote update tool for Cbox appliances, and improvements to the user interface and overall user experience.

Command Center 2.5 provides even more insight into lecture capture and enterprise video deployment activities with the new output health monitoring feature. Users now have the ability to view real-time, output health status and metrics related to video quality, performance, and network status during recordings and live streams.

Additionally, enhanced search and filtering capabilities have been added in this release. Command Center users can now easily search and sort by session names, rooms, appliances, appliance status, and recording & streaming status with just a couple of clicks – allowing them to view and manage their deployments more efficiently.

A new remote update tool streamlines the software update process and ensures that Cbox appliances are always up to date and equipped with the latest software features. The tool lets users view Cboxes available for update and allows them to conveniently choose any or all appliances to be remotely updated via the Command Center user interface.
Additional enhancements have been added in 2.5 for an even better user experience in Winnov’s Command Center software. This list includes; "Destinations" columns in menus, ability to clone and download session templates, live video input previews, and auto-save functionality.

About Winnov
Winnov is a technology leader in video capture & streaming and maker of Cbox – the AV platform that evolves with customer needs. Cbox solutions provide organizations with a cost-effective way to easily capture and share rich media experiences. Fortune 500 companies, leading universities, training organizations, and government agencies rely on Cbox to create the most engaging live and on-demand video experiences for the web and mobile devices. For more information, visit www.winnov.com.
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IT Governance relaunches Information Security Staff Awareness E-learning Course to help organisations tackle cyber risk

ELY, UNITED KINGDOM, January 17, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — IT Governance, the leading provider of cyber risk and privacy management solutions, has released a revised version of its popular Information Security Staff Awareness E-learning Course.

The course has been reimagined to include more in-depth cyber security material to equip organisations with the necessary knowledge and skills to efficiently tackle cyber risk. With cyber threats on the rise and information security increasingly influencing consumer trust, the need for thorough training is greater than ever.

The three pillars of effective information security are people, processes and technology. However, while organisations are spending more on technology and implementing increasingly sophisticated processes, they often fail to address the most vulnerable of the three pillars – the human element.

Alan Calder, founder and executive chairman of IT Governance, said: “Staff awareness is crucial to effective information security and maintaining cyber resilience. The ICO (Information Commissioner’s Office) has found that four of the five top causes of data breaches are because of human or process error.

“Organisations that neglect to properly train their employees on key information security issues and managing cyber risk are much more likely to suffer a data breach. In today’s cyber security climate, you simply cannot afford to do this.”

The aim of the Information Security Staff Awareness E-learning Course is to reduce the likelihood of human error by familiarising non-technical staff with security awareness policies and procedures, as well as with the types of cyber threats and attacks they could encounter.

The course is available in the form of a one-year licence, which can be either individual or corporate, depending on the number of users required, and is hosted on GRC eLearning Limited’s LMS (learning management system). To purchase a licence, please visit the product page.

For more information about IT Governance’s training courses, visit the website, email servicecentre@itgovernance.co.uk or call +44 (0)333 800 7000.

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Massey Consulting, now Dean Dorton, Recognized in Top 100 VAR Stars

RALEIGH, NC, UNITED STATES, January 17, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — Massey Consulting, who has recently merged with Dean Dorton, has been selected as a member of the Bob Scott’s VAR Stars for 2018. This is a group of 100 organizations, nation-wide, honored for their accomplishments as value-added resellers in the field of midmarket financial software.

This is the fourth consecutive year that Massey Consulting has been recognized as a Top 100 VAR Star. As a Sage Intacct Premier Partner since 2011 and a Microsoft Dynamics Gold Partner, Massey Consulting specializes in accounting software, implementations, and integrations.

“We are extremely proud of the Top 100 VAR Star recognition and are stimulated by our continued success, growth, and customer satisfaction. We are excited to have the opportunity to continue providing our clients with leading financial management technology that allows them to accelerate their business development,” says Philip Massey, Director of Software Consulting Services at Dean Dorton and former President of Massey Consulting.

Members of the VAR Stars were selected based on factors such as growth, industry leadership, recognition, and innovation. The firms that have been nominated are a representation of a wide range of size and diverse software publishers of accounting solutions.

“Each year, 100 VAR Stars are picked from the best organizations that market financial software. It is always an honor to recognize those who contribute to the development of our business,” Bob Scott said.

On January 1st, 2019, Massey Consulting merged with Dean Dorton, a Kentucky-based CPA and technology consulting firm- and recently recognized as a Top Southeast Accounting Firm.

Massey Consulting’s team joined Dean Dorton’s full service consulting practice with the objective to expand Dean Dorton’s technology and accounting software expertise outside of its Kentucky borders.

“By joining Dean Dorton, we now have the opportunity to offer clients a broader range of expertise, resources, and modern business solutions,” said Massey. “We look forward to more future accomplishments with the expansion of the Dean Dorton team.”

About Dean Dorton
Dean Dorton Allen Ford, PLLC (Dean Dorton) provides an integrated suite of audit, tax, business management, consulting and technology solutions to companies throughout the region, nationally, and internationally. The firm helps clients strategize, adapt, and change in every stage of business, from startup to growth and proper succession planning. Dean Dorton emphasizes smart technology, leading a cloud revolution of financial, operational, and compliance tools that are transforming the way companies do business.

Dean Dorton provides an array of full-service technology solutions to businesses of all sizes – delivering excellence in accounting technology from planning and management through implementation and continued support and improvement including software evaluation, selection, and systems integration. As a Sage Intacct Business Partner, Dean Dorton has the proven ability to provide sophisticated, value-added Sage Intacct solutions that deliver a high-quality accounting software experience for clients. For more information visit: www.deandorton.com

About Bob Scott
Bob Scott has been informing and entertaining the mid-market financial software community via his email newsletters for 19 years. He has published this information via the “Bob Scott’s Insights” newsletter and website since 2009. He has covered this market for more than 25 years through print and electronic publications, first as technology editor of Accounting Today and then as the Editor of Accounting Technology from 1997 through 2009. He has covered the traditional tax and accounting profession during the same time and has continued to address that market as executive editor of the Progressive Accountant since 2009.

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Bob Scott’s Insights and the Progressive Accountant are published by PMG360,  (www.pmg360.com), a leading online media company that provides business-to-business (B2B) marketers and media planners unparalleled access to a highly qualified and engaged audience through their portfolio of lead generation programs, industry-specific Web sites, email newsletters, Web seminars, live events, podcasts, content/reviews, custom publishing and direct marketing databases focusing on the nonprofit, healthcare and accounting professionals.

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Brigadoon announces speaker line-up for 2019 event in Utah

“Brigadoon's goal is for participants to leave the gathering smarter on issues shaping commerce and culture and more energized from being in the Utah mountains"

Brigadoon harnesses the business of expertise and fosters conversations with specialists in their fields who lead sessions that are intimate, low tech, powerpoint free, and engage all participants.”

— Marc Ross

ALEXANDRIA, VA, USA, January 17, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — Brigadoon Sundance 2019, will take place on February 24-26 at Sundance Mountain Resort in Utah.

The independently organized event will feature subject matter experts from a cross-section of disciplines, backgrounds, and sectors.

"Brigadoon harnesses the business of expertise and fosters conversations with specialists in their fields who lead sessions that are intimate, low tech, powerpoint free, and engage all participants," said Marc Ross, founder of Brigadoon. “The gathering is designed to transformational, not transactional. The goal of Brigadoon is for all participants to leave the gathering more informed on emerging issues shaping commerce and culture and more energized from spending time in the Wasatch mountains."

Brigadoon Sundance 2019 with will be the seventh gathering organized in Utah and will feature the following speakers:

Kelsey Durkin
Writer + Comedian @ KeepOn

Brook Hazelton
President, Americas @ Christie’s

Tanya Meck
Partner and Managing Director @ Global Strategy Group, LLC

Dan Owen
Vice President – Head of Industry Sales @ The Weather Channel – IBM

Jason Prall
Co-Founder @ The Human Longevity Project

Michael Rivera
Executive Director, Founder Central at USC – Marshall School of Business

Jessica Stone
White House Correspondent @ CGTN America

Deloris Wilson
Inclusive Innovation Fellow @ Institute for Technology Law and Policy @ Georgetown Law + Founder + Lead Strategist @ AXL

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Launched in 2013, Brigadoon is the global community where creative, curious, and compelling entrepreneurs and thought leaders gather to discuss emerging issues shaping commerce and culture.

Brigadoon is an opt-in, word of mouth community of leaders looking to learn from others to create a network of leaders committed to public service, solving problems, and building businesses.

From salon dinners to excursions, and multi-day gatherings, Brigadoon organizes a number of events in distinctive settings that involve all participants and foster deeper connections.

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CAOMM wins substantial concrete mattress scope

Control & Applications Offshore Marine Management(CAOMM)for the installation of 12,000 concrete mattresses utilising a multi mattress deployment system, MDS3

This latest award from ULO further demonstrates the capability of both the CAOMM team and the MDS3 tool to adapt to their service offering to the given situation in a tough environment.”

— Rob Grimmond

ABU DHABI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES, January 17, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — Leading offshore services provider, Control & Applications Offshore Marine Management (CAOMM), has signed a contract with ULO Systems for the installation of 12,000 concrete mattresses utilising sister company Offshore Marine Management’s (OMM) Multi Mattress Deployment System, MDS3.

The contract, due to be delivered in Q1 2019, covers the installation of 12,000 concrete mattresses, manufactured by ULO themselves, to minimise erosion by protecting a river bank on-site at a Nuclear Plant in a rural area of Bangladesh. The supply of the MDS3 system will be supported by specialist personnel provided by sister company, Offshore Marine People & Academy (OMPA).

The MDS3 system most recently completed a mattress installation to protect subsea cable on the Scilly Isle connector project off the coast of the United Kingdom. The use of the MDS3 on these two projects shows the capability and versatility of the system on a wide range of projects and environments, whilst remaining a cost effective solution.

Rob Grimmond, Managing Director for CAOMM, said of the agreement, “We are pleased to support this exciting project providing the opportunity to expand into a new part of the world.
This latest award from ULO further demonstrates the capability of both the CAOMM team and the MDS3 tool to adapt to their service offering to the given situation in a tough environment.”

Colin Reilly, Deputy General Manager at ULO Systems, commented “For ULO, when requested to undertake the installation scope from our client we only ever considered using CAOMM. The MDS tool is without doubt an incredible asset and will assist in achieving our installation target but what’s a bigger asset is the people of CAOMM. Their business ethos is exactly same as on own. Rob has a fantastic team supporting him, the attention to detail and commitment to making the project successful has been refreshing. 2019 will be a great year for our team in Bangladesh! ”

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Pavel Rombakh Discusses the Challenger Explosion

Pavel Rombakh

Pavel Rombakh

What exactly happened during the Challenger Spacecraft explosion? Researcher Pavel Rombakh discusses the Challenger accident and theories.

EDMONDS, WASHINGTON, UNITED STATES, January 17, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — On the morning of January 28, 1986, the NASA shuttle orbiter mission STS-51-L and the tenth flight of the Space Shuttle Challenger, (OV-99) broke apart after just 73 seconds in flight, resulting in the untimely death of all seven crew members, consisting of five NASA astronauts, and two payload specialists.

After breaking apart, the spacecraft disintegrated over parts of the Atlantic ocean, and also off the coast of Cape Canaveral, Florida.

When thinking about this accident, it’s important to discuss Richard Feynman, a theoretical physicist and one of the authors of quantum electrodynamics, an explanation of the modern physical theory.

Because of Feynman's theory, we now understand how natural law and man-made disasters connect together. When natural law is ignored, these types of tragedies occur.

“The fact that this danger did not lead to a catastrophe before is no guarantee that it will not the next time, unless it is completely understood,” Feynman went on to explain. “When playing Russian roulette, the fact that the first shot got off safely is little comfort for the next.”

“Feynman was able to uncover that a rubber seal on the rocket cracked and gas was able to flow out and ignited the explosion,” explained Pavel Rombakh. “This lead to one of the greatest accidents in American history.”

The vehicle began breaking apart after a joint in the right solid rocket booster failed at liftoff. This failure was ultimately caused by the O-ring seals malfunctioning as they were not designed to handle the unusually cold conditions with this specific launch. Because of this failure in the seal, a breach was caused, allowing pressurized burning gas from within the solid rocket motor to get outside and affect other joint attachment hardware, including the external fuel tank, leading to the separation of the solid rocket motors aft field joint attachment. This ultimately led to the structural failure of the external gas tank, with aerodynamic forces breaking up the spacecraft.

Because of the negligence of this accident, the disaster resulted in a 32-month long shutdown of the shuttle programs and the formation of a commission to uncover the truth, entitled Rogers, a special Commission about by President Ronald Reagan.

“The Commission ultimately found NASA to have an organizational culture and decision-making process problem that had been a key factor to the accident,” explained Pavel Rombakh. "Ultimately NASA had violated their own safety protocols.”

Since the late 1970’s NASA managers had known about the potential flaws inside of the SRB rocket and the o-rings but had never truly addressed the problem to correct it, and they also did not listen to multiple warnings from engineers about launching on that day with the drastically low temperatures.

“Because of the Rogers Commission and the work of Feynman, much research has been done to make sure accidents like this never happen again," explained Pavel Rombakh. “Studies on the Challenger disaster continue to this very day.”

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