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The Challenger Explosion: Core Events of a Space Tragedy
The Challenger Explosion: Core Events of a Space Tragedy
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The Challenger Explosion: Core Events of a Space Tragedy

After pushing back the flight several times, the Challenger Space Shuttle was ready to launch. On January 28, 1986, the shuttle lifted off. Just 73 seconds into the flight, tragedy struck. Without warning, the Challenger exploded in front of stunned spectators, killing everyone on board. Readers will learn what caused this horrible disaster and the lasting effects to NASA and the space program.

6-Pack ISBN978-1-4914-2481-0
Lexile Level930L
ATOS Level5.8
Text TypeInformational Text
Text SubtypeComparison, Sequence, Cause & Effect
SubjectHistory, Space Science
Page Count32
SeriesWhat Went Wrong?
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Micklos Jr., John

Micklos Jr., John

John Micklos, Jr. has written about 20 books, ranging from poetry books for young readers to biographies for high school students. John loves the research involved in crafting nonfiction books, and he enjoys doing writing workshops with student authors. He lives in Newark, Delaware.

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