Truth Lies And O Rings

Author: Allan J. McDonald
ISBN: 9780813041933
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Roger D. Launius, Division of Space History, Smithsonian Institution There have been many accounts of the circumstances surrounding the loss of the Space Shuttle Challenger on 28 January 1986, but few, if any, give as much of an insider s ...

Truth Lies And O Rings

Author: Allan J. McDonald
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"--Roger D. Launius, Division of Space History, Smithsonian Institution "McDonald tells the heartbreaking tale of how he saw his words of warning ignored, and the fateful consequences of that decision.

The Challenger Launch Decision

Author: Diane Vaughan
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 022634696X
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In a new preface, Vaughan reveals the ramifications for this book and for her when a similar decision-making process brought down NASA's Space Shuttle Columbia in 2003.

The Space Shuttle Challenger Disaster In American History

Author: Suzanne Lieurance
Publisher: Enslow Pub Incorporated
ISBN: 9780766014190
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Describes the preparations for the last flight of the Challenger, the reasons why it exploded, and the effect of the disaster on American space efforts, outlines the Teacher in Space program, and profiles the seven astronauts killed.

Forever Young

Author: John Watts Young
ISBN: 9780813042091
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In recent years, Young has become well-known for his prognostications about the future of our planet, believing it is only a matter of time before a massive asteroid hits Earth, and in this volume he suggests ways to prevent it.

A Journal For Christa

Author: Grace George Corrigan
Publisher: U of Nebraska Press
ISBN: 9780803264113
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The biography of Christa McAuliffe--the eldest child of a close Catholic Massachusetts family and a dedicated Girl Scout who came of age in the turbulent sixties and early seventies and became a schoolteacher and a mother.


Author: Malcolm McConnell
Publisher: Doubleday
Size: 59.94 MB
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Recounts the Challenger tragedy, describes how politics has influenced the space program, and reexamines the decision to launch

Comm Check

Author: Michael Cabbage
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9780743266987
Size: 30.37 MB
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It is the story of a space program pushed to the brink of failure by relentless political pressure, shrinking budgets and flawed decision making.

Live From Cape Canaveral

Author: Jay Barbree
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0061735892
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In "Live from Cape Canaveral," Barbree—the only reporter who has covered every mission flown by astronauts—offers his unique perspective on the space program.


Author: Henry S. F. Cooper
Publisher: JHU Press
ISBN: 9780801850974
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An examination of the Apollo 13 mission focuses on the explosion that jeopardized the astronauts' lives and NASA's efforts to prevent disaster.