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Space Shuttle Disaster

The Tragic Mission of the CHALLENGER

Series: American Space Missions—Astronauts, Exploration, and Discovery

By Henry M. Holden

On the frigid morning of January 28, 1986, the space shuttle CHALLENGER rumbled off the launchpad at Cape Canaveral, Florida. Brilliant orange flames and clouds of smoke billowed out of the external fuel tank, lifting CHALLENGER high into the crystal-blue sky. The mission had attracted worldwide attention. NASA was sending the first teacher, Christa McAuliffe, into space. Crowds gathered to watch the launch, and millions tuned in on television. But less than two minutes into the mission, CHALLENGER exploded in midair, and the historic day ended in tragedy. Author Henry M. Holden takes an in-depth look at this space shuttle disaster.

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South Sound Book Review Council, March 21, 2014

". . . a basic overview of the triumphs and tragedies of U.S. space exploration to date."

The Horn Book Guide, Spring 2013

"All of the books reflect careful research and meticulous attention to detail . . . Throughout, the courage, dedication, and sacrifice of the astronauts are emphasized. The texts are not bogged down with excessive scientific terminology."

School Library Journal, Dec-12

". . . an excellent choice for upper-elementary and middle-school students waiting to learn about—and imagine themselves in—the final frontier."

Booklist, November 15, 2012

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