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Space shuttle challenger : ten journeys into the unknown

Author: Ben Evans
Publisher: New York ; Berlin : Springer ; Chichester : Published in association with Praxis Pub., 2007.
Series: Springer-Praxis books in space exploration.
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Ironically, the loss of Challenger in January 1986 fired my interest in space exploration more than any other single event. I was nine years old. My parents were, at the time, midway through moving house and, luckily, the TV was one of the few domestic items still to be packed. I watched the entire horror unfold live on all of the network stations. Admittedly, my fascination with rockets and astronauts, stars and  Read more...
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Evans, Ben, 1976-
Space shuttle challenger.
New York ; Berlin : Springer ; Chichester : Published in association with Praxis Pub., 2007
(DLC) 2006935328
(OCoLC)79447480
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Ben Evans
ISBN: 9780387465302 0387465308 9780387496795 0387496793
OCLC Number: 184984730
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (xviii, 290 p.) : ill.
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Author's preface --
Acknowledgements --
The Geritol Bunch: The Development of the Shuttle, History of Challenger's Design, and Her First Mission --
Ride, Sally Ride: The Flight of STS 7 --
Weightlifters: the Flight of STS 8 --
A Heck of a Big Leap: the Flights of STS 41B, 41C, and 41G --
The Untouchables: the Flights of STS 51B, 51F, and 61A --
Don't Break our Airplane: the Disaster and Aftermath, including Rogers inquiry --
Appendix: Challenger's Planned Missions during 1986 and 1987 --
Glossary of Acronyms --
Bibliography --
Index.
Series Title: Springer-Praxis books in space exploration.
Responsibility: Ben Evans.

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