McDonald, Allan J.
Truth, lies, and O-rings.
Gainesville : University Press of Florida, c2009
|資料類型：||政府刊物, 州政府或者省政府刊物, 網際網路資源|
Allan J McDonald; James R Hansen
|ISBN:||9780813033266 0813033268 9780813041933 0813041937|
|描述：||xix, 626 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.|
|内容：||Red flags --
Search for the truth --
Commissioners and congressmen --
No consensus --
|責任：||Allan J. McDonald ; with James R. Hansen.|
"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 Launch Control Center. As he fought to draw attention to the real reasons behind the disaster, he was the only one targeted for retribution by both NASA and his employer, Morton Thiokol, Inc., makers of the shuttle's solid rocket boosters. In this whistle-blowing yet rigorous and fair-minded book, McDonald, with the assistance of internationally distinguished aerospace historian James R. Hansen, addresses all of the factors that led to the accident, some of which were never included in NASA's Failure Team report submitted to the Presidential Commission." "Truth, Lies, and O-Rings is the first look at the Challenger tragedy and its aftermath from someone who was on the inside, recognized the potential disaster, and tried to prevent it. It also addresses the early warnings of very severe debris issues from the first two post-Challenger flights, which ultimately resulted in the loss of Columbia some fifteen years later."--BOOK JACKET.
- Challenger (Spacecraft) -- Accidents.
- Whistle blowing -- United States.
- Space shuttles -- Accidents -- Investigation.
- United States. -- National Aeronautics and Space Administration.
- United States -- Politics and government.
- Challenger <Raumtransporter>
- Challenger (Spacecraft)
- Political science.
- Whistle blowing.
- United States.