The Challenger Space Shuttle Explosion

The Challenger Space Shuttle Explosion

by William Caper

Hardcover(Library Binding)



The countdown had begun. The crew members aboard the space shuttle Challenger joked with one another as they waited for takeoff. Then, at 11:38 A.M., the spacecraft thundered off the ground. The launch seemed to be going well.

Suddenly, everything changed. A bright ball of fire flashed in the sky, and thick clouds of white smoke appeared. NASA officials knew the space shuttle was in trouble. Everyone's worst fears came true as Challenger broke apart, killing everyone on board-including teacher Christa McAuliffe. The loss stunned people across the world and led to important changes in the space shuttle program.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781597163675
Publisher: Bearport Publishing Company, Incorporated
Publication date: 01/28/2007
Series: Bearport Code Red Series
Pages: 32
Product dimensions: 8.12(w) x 10.26(h) x 0.34(d)
Lexile: 750L (what's this?)
Age Range: 8 - 12 Years

Table of Contents

Ready to Launch     4
The Space Age Begins     6
The Space Shuttle     8
Challenger's Crew     10
A Teacher in Space     12
Challenger's Mission     14
Decision to Launch     16
Here We Go     18
Liftoff     20
What Happened?     22
A Nation in Shock     24
Flying into the Future     26
Profiles     28
Glossary     30
Bibliography     31
Read More     31
Learn More Online     31
Index     32
About the Author     32

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