The Challenger Explosion by Jr., John Micklos
Core Events of a Space Tragedy (What Went Wrong?)

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After pushing back the flight several times, the Challenger Space Shuttle was ready to launch. On January 28, 1986, the shuttle lifted off. Just 73 seconds into the flight, tragedy struck. Without warning, the Challenger exploded in front of stunned spectators, killing everyone on board. Readers will learn what caused this horrible disaster and the lasting effects to NASA and the space program.

About Jr., John Micklos

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John Micklos, Jr. has written about 20 books, ranging from poetry books for young readers to biographies for high school students. John loves the research involved in crafting nonfiction books, and he enjoys doing writing workshops with student authors. He lives in Newark, Delaware.
Published February 1, 2015 by Capstone Press. 32 pages
Genres: History, Children's Books.