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The Resource Challenger revealed : an insider's account of how the Reagan administration caused the greatest tragedy of the space age, Richard C. Cook

Challenger revealed : an insider's account of how the Reagan administration caused the greatest tragedy of the space age, Richard C. Cook

Label
Challenger revealed : an insider's account of how the Reagan administration caused the greatest tragedy of the space age
Title
Challenger revealed
Title remainder
an insider's account of how the Reagan administration caused the greatest tragedy of the space age
Statement of responsibility
Richard C. Cook
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"The Reagan Administration pushed hard for NASA to launch shuttle mission 51L, before it was ready. 73 seconds into the launch, the shuttle exploded, killing seven people and leaving a nation traumatized. Richard Cook, the lead resource analyst at NASA for the Solid Rocket Boosters (SRBs), was the first to warn of possible catastrophic failure. His memo, which detailed astronaut concerns and warnings from the shuttle builders at Morton Thiokol, were ignored by top NASA officials and members of the Reagan administration. In the aftermath of the explosion, NASA launched an investigation to "discover" the cause of the disaster. Though within NASA there was absolute certainty about the O-ring joint failure, they began a cover-up by publicly proclaiming that the cause of the explosion was unknown. A Reagan administration Commission perpetrated the same lie. And when Richard Cook realized that the Commission was not interested in revealing the truth, he acted as a true patriot and hero and leaked the original O-ring warning documents to the New York Times. His article set off a cascade of disclosures about the events leading up to the disaster, including revelations by Morton Thiokol engineers that they had tried to stop the launch."--Publisher's website
Cataloging source
BKL
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Cook, Richard C
Dewey number
363.12/7
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
no index present
LC call number
TL867
LC item number
.C653 2006
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Challenger (Spacecraft)
  • Aircraft accidents
Label
Challenger revealed : an insider's account of how the Reagan administration caused the greatest tragedy of the space age, Richard C. Cook
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [491]-504) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
78755461
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
ix, 518 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781560259800
Lccn
2007272789
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)78755461
Label
Challenger revealed : an insider's account of how the Reagan administration caused the greatest tragedy of the space age, Richard C. Cook
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [491]-504) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
78755461
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
ix, 518 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781560259800
Lccn
2007272789
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)78755461

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