Fatal Faults: The Story of the Challenger Explosion

Fatal Faults: The Story of the Challenger Explosion

by Eric Braun

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Some said it was too dangerous to fly. Others insisted the shuttle must take off. Lies, pressure, and faulty parts all played a terrible part in the explosion of the Challenger space shuttle in 1986. Through powerful narrative storytelling, follow the tales of people who experienced the tragedy firsthand. Perfect for Common Core studies of narrative nonfiction and exploring multiple accounts of an event.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781491478974
Publisher: Capstone Press
Publication date: 08/01/2015
Series: Tangled History Series
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 112
Sales rank: 535,872
File size: 21 MB
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Age Range: 8 - 14 Years

About the Author

Eric Braun has written more than one hundred books for kids and teens, including many about sports. He coaches youth baseball and soccer, has two sports-loving sons, and has suffered many disappointments as a lifelong fan of the Minnesota Twins.

Table of Contents

Pressure $

1 Decision to Launch $

2 Launch Day Dawns $

3 The Crew Boards $

4 Blast Off $

5 I Can't See the Shuttle! $

6 Shock $

7 Searching $

8 Investigations $

9 Leaks $

10 A Glass of Ice Water $

11 Someone Speaks Up $

12 Recovery $

Timeline $

Glossary $

Critical Thinking Using the Common Core $

Internet Sites $

Further Reading $

Selected Bibliography $

Index $

About the Author $

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Fatal Faults: The Story of the Challenger Explosion 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
YoungMensanBookParade More than 1 year ago
Despite the original no-go given by Morton Thiokol, the Challenger rocket's engineering company, NASA launched the Challenger. They risked the lives of seven astronauts and the risk did not pay off, it resulted in a fiery explosion that would haunt America for decades. Fatal Faults is a factual account of the events surrounding the Challenger's tragic explosion. The story is told by following several people and their actions involving the event. These people included Allan McDonald, Christa McAuliffe, Mike Smith, Richard Feynman, and Grace Corrigan. This book is great for people with anywhere from minimal to extensive knowledge of the Challenger. It tells a very emotional and tragic nonfiction story without detracting from the overall readability of the book. Once I picked it up, I could hardly put it down. It also perfectly tells about the tragedy leaving little out. I would recommend this book to people 12 and up. My reason for that is mainly vocabulary and some of the ideas might be a little over the heads of those younger. I would strongly recommend this book to anyone who loves history, space and aeronautics, or who wants to learn about the Challenger. I am very glad I read this book not only because I got to learn a little more but also because I have a new author to look out for. Review by Parker K, age 13, Smokey Mountain Mensa