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No Downlink: A Dramatic Narrative about the Challenger Accident and Our Time

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Sounding a warning about our dangerous reliance on technology and its complex infrastructure, this intriguing study of the Challenger tragedy argues that the disaster was inevitable because of the perilous interrelationship among politics, big business, and science.
Hardcover, 397 pages
Published January 1st 1996 by Farrar Straus Giroux (first published 1993)
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Eric_W
Jul 11, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Read in conjunction with Truth, Lies, and O-Rings: Inside the Space Shuttle Challenger Disaster

The author, a huge fan of Richard Feynman, draws on Feynman's work to discuss the problems and events leading up to the Challenger accident. I remember being at we work when one of the other deans popped in to report the explosion. This was still when Shuttle launches were watched with great interest by the public and the presence of Christa Maculiife added especial interest. Her kids were watching in
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Ticky Sowdenham
Mar 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This book is very well-written and thoroughly explains the cultural shifts at NASA that led to the Challenger disaster.
Chad
Apr 22, 2012 rated it really liked it
I’ve had this book for ten years but had not read it until now. I shudder to think how many times I moved it, but I'm glad I rediscovered it. The Shuttle flyover two weeks ago reminded me that I owned it, and I was pleasantly surprised how good it was. It could be assigned as reading for college courses in psychology, management, engineering, and any number of other disciplines.

Challenger exploded when I was six years old. It is the first major world event that I remember. I have more detailed m
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