Accession Number : ADA192458

Title :   Book Analysis: Challenger: A Major Malfunction.

Descriptive Note : Student rept.,

Corporate Author : AIR COMMAND AND STAFF COLL MAXWELL AFB AL

Personal Author(s) : Hall, Thomas M

PDF Url : ADA192458

Report Date : Apr 1988

Pagination or Media Count : 25

Abstract : This report analyzes Challenger: A Major Malfunction by Malcolm McConnell, which covers the history of the space shuttle program from its design through the Challenger accident. McConnell attempts to show that the design of the shuttle was compromised by cost considerations, how politics influenced shuttle acquisition and operations, and how pressure to fly compromised safety. With minor exceptions, the book is a faithful account of the factors which caused the Challenger accident, and is recommended to Air Force/DOD readers.

Descriptors :   *SPACE SHUTTLES, ACQUISITION, AIR FORCE, BOOKS, COSTS, POLITICAL SCIENCE, SAFETY

Subject Categories : Manned Spacecraft

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE