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Truth, lies, and O-rings : inside the space shuttle Challenger disaster

Author: Allan J McDonald; James R Hansen
Publisher: Gainesville : University Press of Florida, ©2009.
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"On a cold January morning in 1986, NASA launched the Space Shuttle Challenger, despite warnings against doing so by many individuals, including Allan McDonald. The fiery destruction of Challenger on live television moments after launch remains an indelible image in the nation s collective memory." "In Truth, Lies, and O-Rings, McDonald, a skilled engineer and executive, relives the tragedy from where he stood at  Read more...
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McDonald, Allan J.
Truth, lies, and O-rings.
Gainesville : University Press of Florida, ©2009
(OCoLC)622966295
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Allan J McDonald; James R Hansen
ISBN: 9780813033266 0813033268 9780813041933 0813041937
OCLC Number: 259265339
Description: xix, 626 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Red flags --
Misdiagnosis --
Search for the truth --
Obfuscation --
Commissioners and congressmen --
No consensus --
Return-to-flight.
Responsibility: Allan J. McDonald ; with James R. Hansen.

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