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The burning blue : the untold story of Christa McAuliffe and NASA's Challenger disaster  Cover Image Book Book

The burning blue : the untold story of Christa McAuliffe and NASA's Challenger disaster / Kevin Cook.

Cook, Kevin, 1956- (author.).

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  • ISBN: 9781250755551
  • ISBN: 1250755557
  • Physical Description: 277 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 25 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Henry Holt and Company, 2021.

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Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary, etc.:
January 28, 1986. NASA's space shuttle Challenger exploded after blasting off from Cape Canaveral. Christa McAuliffe, America's "Teacher in Space" was instantly killed, along with the other six members of the mission. At least that's what most of us remember. Cook tells us what really happened on that ill-fated, unforgettable day. He traces the pressures that triggered the fatal order to launch on an ice-cold Florida morning. He takes readers inside the shuttle for the agonizing minutes after the explosion, which the astronauts did indeed survive. Centering on McAuliffe, Cook reveals the human price the Challenger crew and America paid for politics, and the tragic cost of humanity setting its sight on the stars.
Subject: Challenger (Spacecraft) > Accidents.
McAuliffe, Christa, 1948-1986 > Friends and associates.
Space flight training > United States.
McAuliffe, Christa, 1948-1986.
Challenger (Spacecraft)
United States. National Aeronautics and Space Administration.
Genre: Instructional and educational works.

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