Saturday, February 1, 2014

Challenger: An American Tragedy: The Inside Story from Launch Control by Hugh Harris


 Challenger: An American Tragedy: The Inside Story from Launch Control is a small yet informative and educational book.

I was too young to really understand what was happening when tragedy struck on, January 28, 1986 but as soon as I was able to grasp the impact of it, I was intrigued and had to know more. Not just about the tragedy but about the events leading up to it, the development and the implementation of the NASA program.

This spurred a life time passion, need of knowledge and love of space and anything space related, which brings me to this small yet insightful little book.

It has some technical details for all the "nerds" like me and moving, personal accounts, which all add up to a little gem of a story.

Harris's personal stories and account of what happen that day add to a very important part of  history. A must read for history and science fans.

Grade: A

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