The Columbia space shuttle disaster : from first liftoff to tragic final flight

by Cole, Michael D.

Format: Print Book 2003
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Monroeville Public Library Juvenile Non-fiction 629.44 C
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Collection  Juvenile Non-fiction
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Penn Hills Library Juvenile Non-Fiction j 629.441 COL
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In 1981, the country watched in awe as the space shuttle Columbia made its victorious return to Earth after a hugely successful first mission. More than two decades later, television screens were again filled with images of Columbia, but for a very different reason. Columbia had broken apart in mid-air, killing all seven astronauts aboard. It was the end of an era. This book goes back to the beginning, when John Young and Robert Crippen became the first astronauts to man the brand-new space shuttle Columbia. Readers follow along as Young and Crippen maneuver the spacecraft into orbit and complete the many tasks required of an astronaut. The last chapter covers the final flight of Columbia, the catastrophic break-up, and the subsequent on-going search for answers in this tragedy.
A new kind of spaceship
Columbia in orbit
Flight and reentry
Welcome home, Columbia!
Columbia's last mission.

Additional Information
Series Countdown to space.
Subjects Columbia (Spacecraft) -- Juvenile literature.
Columbia (Spacecraft)
Columbia (Spacecraft) -- Accidents.
Space vehicle accidents -- Juvenile literature.
Space shuttles.
Publisher Berkeley Heights, NJ :Enslow Publishers,2003
Edition Rev. ed.
Other Titles Columbia.
Contributors Cole, Michael D. Columbia.
Language English
Notes Rev. ed. of: Columbia. c1995.
Description 48 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm.
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references (page 47) and index.
ISBN 0766022951 (hardcover)
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