The Challenger 1986: A Space Shuttle Explodes after Lift-Off

The Challenger 1986: A Space Shuttle Explodes after Lift-Off

by Liz Gogerly

Hardcover(Library Binding)



Learn how the United States led the space race. Read about the incredible technology that has allowed a shuttle to be sent into space to orbit Earth 16 times in a day. Then see how it can all go horribly wrong in a split second, claiming the lives of dedicated astronauts and costing billions of dollars. Timelines, a glossary, ideas for research, and suggestions for future reading are included in this fascinating read about a daring mission and real life disaster.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781410922793
Publisher: Capstone Press
Publication date: 07/28/2006
Series: When Disaster Struck
Pages: 56
Product dimensions: 6.50(w) x 9.40(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range: 11 - 14 Years

About the Author

Liz Gogerly has written over eighty information books for children and young adults, including many books on fashion and art. Her titles include 21st Century Lives: Fashion Designers, and 21st Century Lives: Supermodels, biographies of Pablo Picasso, a 'dressing up' book and books on Graffiti Culture and Cool Brands.

Table of Contents

The space shuttle explodes after lift-off — A new era for space flight — Mission STS-51-L — The final countdown — Shock waves — What went wrong? — Challenger and beyond.

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