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The Challenger Explosion: Core Events of a Space Tragedy
The Challenger Explosion: Core Events of a Space Tragedy
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The Challenger Explosion: Core Events of a Space Tragedy

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.

Reading LevelGrades 3-4
Interest LevelGrades 3-6
Lexile Level930L
ATOS Level5.8
AR Points0.5
AR Quiz #170946
Text TypeInformational Text
Text SubtypeComparison, Cause & Effect
PublisherCapstone Press
BrandFact Finders
Page Dimensions7 3/4" x 8 3/4"
Page Count32
BindingReinforced Library Binding
List Price: $27.99 School/Library Price

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School Library Journal

"Those who enjoyed the initial releases in this series (which SLJ lauded as “perfect”) will want to check out these new additions. As with the previous titles, these books lay out with precision and clarity the essentials of these crises, as well as their greater significance. . . .Brimming with photos and captions, these books are as eye-catching as they are informative." - School Library Journal

February 1, 2015

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"Well-researched and attractive, these titles will be welcomed for research and browsing." - School Library Connection

January 1, 2016

Jr., John Micklos

Jr., John Micklos

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.

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