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
Size: 78.17 MB
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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
Size: 57.16 MB
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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.

Into The Black

Author: Rowland White
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1501123629
Size: 31.51 MB
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"Using interviews, NASA oral histories, and recently declassified material, [this book] reveals the dramatic untold story of the first space shuttle and the dedicated people who brought the United States into the next stage of space ...


Author: Malcolm McConnell
Publisher: Doubleday
Size: 33.10 MB
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Recounts the Challenger tragedy, describes how politics has influenced the space program, and reexamines the decision to launch

A Journal For Christa

Author: Grace George Corrigan
Publisher: U of Nebraska Press
ISBN: 9780803264113
Size: 37.86 MB
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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.

Red Team

Author: Micah Zenko
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 0465073956
Size: 59.39 MB
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An international security expert shows how competitive organizations can get—and stay—ahead by thinking like their adversaries

Comm Check

Author: Michael Cabbage
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9780743266987
Size: 59.58 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.

Normal Accidents

Author: Charles Perrow
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 9781400828494
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" In the new afterword to this edition Perrow reviews the extensive work on the major accidents of the last fifteen years, including Bhopal, Chernobyl, and the Challenger disaster.