Truth, Lies, and O-Rings: Inside the Space Shuttle Challenger Disaster
  • Truth, Lies, and O-Rings: Inside the Space Shuttle Challenger Disaster
  • Truth, Lies, and O-Rings: Inside the Space Shuttle Challenger Disaster
  • Truth, Lies, and O-Rings: Inside the Space Shuttle Challenger Disaster
ISBN: 0813041937
EAN13: 9780813041933
Language: English
Release Date: Apr 1, 2012
Pages: 648
Dimensions: 1.2" H x 9.2" L x 6.1" W
Weight: 1.98 lbs.
Format: Paperback

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What they didn't want you to know

We all watched in shock and disbelief when Challenger was lost. Probably no one felt more disappointment and regret than Allan McDonald, who had warned us not to launch that day. His story tells of loss, grief, and the eventual rebuilding and recovery.--Robert Hoot Gibson, former Space Shuttle pilot and commander

A major contribution to a difficult episode in the history of human spaceflight.--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.--Donald C. Elder I, Eastern New Mexico University

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 Read More chevron_right

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