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Space Shuttle Challenger


Space Shuttle Challenger

Ten Journeys into the Unknown
Springer Praxis Books

von: Ben Evans

32,12 €

Verlag: Springer
Format: PDF
Veröffentl.: 05.07.2007
ISBN/EAN: 9780387496795
Sprache: englisch
Anzahl Seiten: 290

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This book details the stories of Challenger’s missions from the points of view of the astronauts, engineers, and scientists who flew and knew her and the managers, technicians, and ground personnel who designed her and nursed her from humble beginnings as a structural test article into one of the most capable Shuttles in NASA’s service. Challenger veterans, including Gordon Fullerton and Vance Brand, describe their experiences and the differences between Challenger and her sister ships. The development of Challenger herself is explored in detail, including her design, development, construction, and preparation for missions.
This book details the stories of Challenger’s missions from the points of view of the astronauts, engineers, and scientists who flew her and the managers, technicians, and ground personnel who created one of the most capable Shuttles in NASA’s service.
Ironically, the loss of Challenger in January 1986 fired my interest in space exploration more than any other single event. I was nine years old. My parents were, at the time, midway through moving house and, luckily, the TV was one of the few domestic items still to be packed. I watched the entire horror unfold live on all of the network stations. Admittedly, my fascination with rockets and astronauts, stars and planets had begun several years earlier, but Challenger's destruction turned it from an occasional hobby to a fascination which has remained with me ever since. In September 1988, aged 11,1 came home from school to watch STS-26 return the Shuttle fleet to orbital operations. Five years later, I gave a speech on the STS-51L disaster to my teacher as part of my GCSE English assessment. Another decade passed and, now a teacher myself, I returned to my school one cold Monday morning to explain to my pupils what had happened to Challenger's sister ship, Columbia, a few days earlier. In some ways, the loss of Columbia affected me more deeply than Challenger.
Flight of the Geritol Bunch.- Ride, Sally Ride.- Weightlifters.- “At the peak of readiness”.- The Untouchables.- “Major malfunction”.- Challenger missions 1983–1986.
Ben Evans was born in October 1976 in Solihull and attended the University of Birmingham, from where he gained a degree in Ancient History and Archaeology and later a teaching qualification. He has written extensively for SPACEFLIGHT, COUNTDOWN and ASTRONOMY NOW magazines since 1992 and has previously had two books published by Praxis. These were NASA'S VOYAGER MISSIONS (2003) and, most recently, SPACE SHUTTLE COLUMBIA (2005). He researched and wrote both books whilst training and working as a history and English secondary school teacher. He is not a professional scientist, but merely a space enthusiast with an interest in writing.
A comprehensive and readable history of the remarkable achievements of Space Shuttle Challenger
Challenger’s in-depth story, as told by the astronauts, scientists and engineers who flew and knew her
A comprehensive reference source combining technical data, interview, stories and anecdotes
First-hand accounts from Challenger veterans of their experiences and the differences between Challenger and her sister craft
This book will take readers back to a time when the Space Shuttle represented the dawn of a new age in space travel, a time when the fabled final frontier was drawing inexorably closer as each year passed. It details the stories of Challenger’s missions from the points of view of the astronauts, engineers, and scientists who flew and knew her and the managers, technicians, and ground personnel who designed her and nursed her from humble beginnings as a structural test article into one of the most capable Shuttles in NASA’s service. Coverage combines technical esoterica with interviews, stories, and anecdotes from the lifetime of this remarkable spacecraft. Challenger veterans, including Gordon Fullerton and Vance Brand, describe their experiences and the differences between Challenger and her sister ships. The development of Challenger herself is explored in detail, including her design, development, construction, and preparation for missions.

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