Boek over de ramp met de Challenger op 28 januari 1986

Adam Higginbotham Challenger recensie en informatie boek de ramp met het Amerikaanse ruimtevaartuig op 28 januari 1986. Op 14 mei 2024 verschijnt bij Avid Reader Press het boek van de Amerikaanse onderzoeksjournalist Adam Higginbotham. Hier lees je informatie over de inhoud van het boek, de schrijver en over de uitgave. Er is nog geen Nederlandse vertaling van het boek verkrijgbaar of aangekondigd.

Adam Higginbotham Challenger recensie en review

Als er in de media een boekbespreking, recensie of review verschijnt van Challenger, A True Story of Heroism and Disaster on the Edge of Space, geschreven door de Amerikaanse onderzoeksjournalist Adam Higginbotham, besteden we er op deze pagina aandacht aan.

  • “Gripping history…Higginbotham’s colorful narrative contrasts the eager idealism of Challenger’s crew, including schoolteacher Christa McAuliffe, with the arrogance of NASA honchos who dismissed warnings and casually gambled with the astronauts’ lives. His account of the engineering issues is lucid and meticulous, and his evocative prose conveys both the extraordinary achievement of rocket scientists in harnessing colossal energies with delicate mechanisms and the sudden cataclysms that erupt when the machinery fails. The result is a beguiling saga of the peril and promise of spaceflight.” (Publishers Weekly)

Adam Higginbotham Challenger


A True Story of Heroism and Disaster on the Edge of Space

  • Auteur: Adam Higginbotham (Verenigde Staten)
  • Soort boek: journalistieke non-fictie
  • Taal: Engels
  • Uitgever: Avid Reader Press
  • Verschijnt: 14 mei 2024
  • Omvang: 576 pagina’s
  • Uitgave: gebonden boek / ebook / luisterboek
  • Prijs: $35.00 / $16.99 / $29.99
  • Boek bestellen bij: Amazon / Bol

Flaptekst van het boek over het ongeluk met de Challenger in 1986

From the New York Times bestselling author of Midnight in Chernobyl comes the definitive, dramatic, minute-by-minute story of the Challenger disaster, based on fascinating in-depth reporting and new archival research—a riveting history that reads like a thriller.

On January 28, 1986, just seventy-three seconds into flight, the space shuttle Challenger broke apart over the Atlantic Ocean, killing all seven people on board. Millions of Americans witnessed the tragic deaths of the crew, which included New Hampshire schoolteacher Christa McAuliffe. Like the assassination of JFK, the Challenger disaster is a defining moment in twentieth-century history—one that forever changed the way America thought of itself and its optimistic view of the future. Yet the full story of what happened, and why, has never been told.

Based on extensive archival research and metic­ulous, original reporting, Challenger: A True Story of Heroism and Disaster on the Edge of Space follows a handful of central protagonists—including each of the seven members of the doomed crew—through the years leading up to the accident, and offers a detailed account of the tragedy itself and the inves­tigation afterward. It’s a compelling tale of ambition and ingenuity undermined by political cynicism and cost-cutting in the interests of burnishing national prestige; of hubris and heroism; and of an investigation driven by leakers and whistleblowers determined to bring the truth to light. Throughout, there are the ominous warning signs of a tragedy to come, recognized but then ignored, and later hidden from the public.

Higginbotham reveals the history of the shuttle program and the lives of men and women whose stories have been overshadowed by the disaster, as well as the designers, engineers, and test pilots who struggled against the odds to get the first shuttle into space. A masterful blend of riveting human drama and fascinating and absorbing science, Challenger identifies a turning point in history—and brings to life an even more complex and astonishing story than we remember.

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