Beyond the Stars –NASA’s 50 Years of Manned Space Flight Part 7 the Final Voyage of Challenger [NOOK Book]

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This 6,400 word monograph, illustrated by more than three dozen photos, many unpublished or rarely seen in more than 25 years. It examines the the root cause for the loss of the orbiter and its seven person crew. It reviews the poor judgement by some, lack of communications and looking back over the decision to launch, it is difficult to understand why NASA launched the Challenger that morning. The technical issues with the O-rings and joint ...
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Beyond the Stars –NASA’s 50 Years of Manned Space Flight Part 7 the Final Voyage of Challenger

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This 6,400 word monograph, illustrated by more than three dozen photos, many unpublished or rarely seen in more than 25 years. It examines the the root cause for the loss of the orbiter and its seven person crew. It reviews the poor judgement by some, lack of communications and looking back over the decision to launch, it is difficult to understand why NASA launched the Challenger that morning. The technical issues with the O-rings and joint were well documented.

The inherent risk of the Space Shuttle program is defined by the combination of a highly dynamic environment, enormous energies, mechanical complexities, time consuming preparations and extremely time-critical decision making. Complacency and failures in supervision and reporting seriously aggravate these risks. Presidential Commission on the Space Shuttle Challenger Accident.
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Henry M. Holden is an aviation historian and author.
In 1994, Mr. Holden was cited in the United States Congressional Record for his work in recording the history of American women in aviation, and was the recipient of the Author's Award from the New Jersey Institute of Technology for his book Her Mentor Was An Albatross - The Autobiography of Pioneer Pilot Harriet Quimby.
In 1996, he launched the Women in Aviation Resource Center, an online repository of educational, historical, and networking resources for women interested in all aspects of aviation. In 2010 Henry was awarded the New Jersey Aviation Hall of Fame Distinguished Service Award.
He is the author of over 900 magazine and newspaper articles appearing in national magazines such as Private Pilot, Plane & Pilot, Airport Journals, World Airnews, USAir, In-Flight-USA, American Aviation Historical Society's Journal, Women in Aviation, Woman Pilot, Airport Press and Aviation History, Vintage Airplane, Warbirds, Sport Aviation, and Upscale Living Magazine. He has been a commentator on the History Channel, and has published 40 books.
The original founder of the DC-3/Dakota Historical Society, Henry is a member of the Aviation Hall of Fame (New Jersey), Women in Aviation International, AOPA, and EAA.
Mr. Holden speaks at various events around the country and is available as a guest lecturer. His work has been the subject of a number of radio and cable television shows in New Jersey, Georgia, Oregon, and Washington State.
Henry Holden is formerly the News Editor East for Airport Journals and was a regular monthly contributor to the paper.
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