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Challenger : a true story of heroism and disaster on the edge of space / Adam Higginbotham.

Higginbotham, Adam, (author.).

Summary:
"From the New York Times bestselling author of Midnight in Chernobyl comes the definitive, dramatic, minute-by-minute story of the Challenger disaster based on fascinating new archival research and in-depth reporting-a riveting history that reads like a thriller"-- Provided by publisher.

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781982176617
  • ISBN: 198217661X
  • ISBN: 9781982176624
  • ISBN: 1982176628
  • Physical Description: xi, 561 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First Avid Reader Press hardcover edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Avid Reader Press, 2024.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 469-542) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Prologue -- Part one: The last man on the Moon. Fire on Pad 34 -- Whitey on the Moon -- The spaceplane -- The most complicated machine in history -- The future black spaceman -- The FNGs -- Never a straight answer -- The great tile caper -- Part two: The high frontier. When thoughts turn inward -- The first American woman in space -- The squeeze -- The black cat -- The human satellite -- Acceptable risk -- The teachernauts -- Abort to orbit -- The mystery of Hanger AF -- The back gate -- The ultimate field trip -- Part three: The face of God. Friday, January 10, 1986: 7:00 a.m. -- Monday, January 27, 1986: 8:00 a.m. -- Monday, January 27, 1986: 7:55 p.m. -- Tuesday, January 28, 1986: 2:00 a.m. -- Tuesday, January 28, 1986: 11:28 a.m. -- The commission -- The truth -- Apocalypse -- The long fall -- Epilogue.
Subject: Challenger (Spacecraft) > Accidents.
Space shuttles > Accidents > United States.
Space shuttles.
Space vehicle accidents.

Available copies

  • 0 of 3 copies available at Lehigh Valley Library System. (Show)
  • 0 of 1 copy available at Easton Area Public Library System.

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  • 7 current holds with 3 total copies.
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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Easton Main Library 363.124 H635c (Text) 31901004793370 New Adult Nonfiction Checked Out 06/07/2024


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