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You have heard the lies, now read the truth
January 22, 2016
A very technical and detailed book, it might not interest lot of readers but I loved it. I was already familiar with the basics of the story and it is a travesty. The Challenger was never designed to go in freezing weather but there was a lot of political pressure to meet a schedule so the managers over ruled the engineers, Al McDonald in particular, and launched it anyway. Instead of holding the managers responsible, for the disaster that resulted, NASA declared the shuttle (solid rocket boosters) defective and grounded it for almost three years for a redesign . Kind of like taking a tire designed for a maximum of 100 mph and complaining when it falls apart at 160 mph. This faulty thinking brought us the Columbia disaster, somewhat predictably, and of course the people responsible were not held accountable for that either.