“At the peak of readiness”

Part of the Springer Praxis Books book series (PRAXIS)


If Space Shuttle Challenger had been a sentient person, she would undoubtedly have been as confused as everyone else by the peculiar nomenclature with which her fourth mission was saddled. Following a nocturnal return to Edwards Air Force Base in California at the end of STS-8, she was slated to deploy two more communications satellites — one for the Indonesian government, a follow-on from Palapa-B1, and another for Western Union — on an eight-day flight in early 1984.


Solar Array Shuttle Mission Shuttle Flight Flight Deck Challenger Disaster 
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