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The Challenger Space Shuttle Explosion

From the Series Code Red

On the cold morning of January 28, 1986, onlookers watched as the space shuttle Challenger prepared for lift-off. Commander Francis "Dick" Scobee and his crew kept NASA appraised of all systems as the Challenger ascended skyward in a great charge of power. Suddenly, horrifically, the Challenger burst into a fiery ball, killing all crew members.The Challenger Space Shuttle Explosionnarrates one of the worst disasters in NASA history. Young readers will meet the crew members, including Sharon Christa McAuliffe, the first school teacher chosen for space flight. Kids will learn the history of the space shuttle program, discover what went wrong, and read how NASA has since revised the shuttle program. A "Profiles" section lists people related to this historic tragedy.

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Interest Level Grade 2 - Grade 7
Reading Level Grade 4
Subject History, Science, Social Studies
Copyright 2007
Publisher Bearport Publishing
Language English
Number of Pages 32
Publication Date 2007-01-01
BISACS JNF025170
Dewey 363.12'465
Graphics Full-color photographs
Dimensions 8 x 10
Lexile 750
Guided Reading Level R
ATOS Reading Level 5.1
Accelerated ReaderĀ® Quiz 113326
Accelerated ReaderĀ® Points 0.5
Features Author/Illustrator biography, Correlations, Glossary of key words, Index, Online learning supplement, Sources for further research, Suggested websites, and Table of contents

Author: William Caper