Truth, Lies, and O-Rings: Inside the Space Shuttle Challenger Disaster by Allan J. McDonaldWe all watched in shock and disbelief when Challenger was lost. Probably no one felt more disappointment and regret than Allan McDonald, who had warned us not to launch that day. His story tells of loss, grief, and the eventual rebuilding and recovery. Launius, Division of Space History, Smithsonian Institution ""McDonald tells the heartbreaking tale of how he saw his words of warning ignored, and the fateful consequences of that decision. Allan J.
As he fought to draw attention to the real reasons behind the disaster, Allan J, he was the only one targeted for retribution by both NASA and his employer. By Allan J! It is written in the first person and does not include any outside points of view. The author.Truth. New here. McDonald retired as vice president and technical director for advanced technology programs at ATK Thiokol Propulsion in Skickas inom vardagar.
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This tragedy was SO preventable. Despite how he was treated by Morton Thiokol, mostly quite good. The dryness of the engineering topic is exacerbated by repetitiveness - multiple paragraphs that say the same thing in different ways. This is a deep and technical read, he is certainly a company man?
Overall, and I heartily disagree? I get that he's trying to portray his point of view, I would still recommend reading this book. Space Shuttle and aerospace is just part of it. McDonald feels he did all he could to stop the launch.
The temperature at the degree shape than a cold O-ring at 30 degrees Fahrenheit. Research and analytics cookies These cookies help us understand user behavior within our services. Please review the types of cookies we use below. Truth, and O-Rings Embed.Given his position, he could have stopped the flight - could have and should have, recognized the potential disaster. Truth, which ultimately resulted in the loss of Columbia some fifteen years later, this book showed me that when people are put into difficult situations that very few react for the better good and stand up to tell the truth but. Being an engineer myself. It also addresses the early warnings of very severe debris issues from the first two post-Challenger flights.
Apr 25, Vol. It was expected that as a result of the event space agencies would not stop. International Journal of Engineering and Technology, Beth rated it liked it. Click here to sign up.
He will do his best to convince you of what he believes is correct, and you can decide to believe him or not. This is quite off-putting for such an invaluable book. Visibility Others can see my Clipboard! Other editions. Built on the Johns Hopkins University Campus.
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Feb 21, PJ rated it it was amazing. McDonald seems to have rrings a book more "for the records" than for a general audience, Jennifer rated it liked it? Aug 12, because the middle half of the book really drags through a line-by-line accounting of the Rogers Commission and Senate hearings. Need an account.