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Standard Examiner Reviews Truth, Lies, and O-rings.

Sunday, May 3, 2009 Ogden Man Recommended Against Challenger Launch By Becky Wright Standard-Examiner staff bwright@standard.net Allan McDonald broke into a cold sweat during the countdown to the space shuttle launch, then breathed a sigh of relief as it lifted off the pad. Seventy-three seconds later, Challenger exploded. “That was a shock I’ll never forget as long as I live,” […]

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Montana State University Reviews Truth, Lies, and O-rings.

MSU News Service Engineer who warned of trouble before Challenger disaster to sign books today May 08, 2009 — By Michael Becker, MSU News Service BOZEMAN — On the cold night of Jan. 27, 1986, rocket engineer and Montana State University alumnus Allan J. McDonald refused to sign a piece of paper recommending that NASA launch the space shuttle Challenger. […]

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Courier Journal Reviews Reviews Truth, Lies, and O-rings.

Courier-Journal.com by Sean Rose, srose@courier-journal.com Louisville, Kentucky – Southern Indiana November 3, 2009 An engineer who worked on the space shuttle Challenger project urged University of Louisville students Tuesday night to speak their mind and trust their judgment, particularly when facing bureaucratic pressure. Morton Thiokol warned NASA that no launch should take place under 53 degrees, but McDonald said NASA […]

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Choice – Current Reviews for Academic Libraries

August 2009, Vol. 46, No. 11 Science & Technology \ Astronautics & Astronomy McDonald, Allan J. Truth, lies, and O-rings: inside the space shuttle Challenger disaster, by Allan J. McDonald with James R. Hansen. University Press of Florida, 2009. 626p bibl index afp; ISBN 9780813033266, $39.95. Reviewed in 2009aug CHOICE. This book is a management and engineering biography of the […]

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A Personal Thank You to Mr. McDonald

August 25, 2009 Dear Mr. McDonald, At the moment of this writing I am watching a live stream on the web of the pre-launch activities for STS-128 Discovery.  We are on the 9 minute hold and it has just started raining, now heavily. The shuttle is red for lightning and other flight constraints.  I do wonder if you are watching […]

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John Walker’s Review of Truth Lies and O-Rings.

August 25, 2009 Anybody whose career may eventually land them, intentionally or not (the latter almost always the case), in the public arena can profit from reading this book. Even if you know nothing about and have no interest in solid rocket motors, O-rings, space exploration, or NASA, the dynamics of a sincere, dedicated engineer who was bent on doing […]

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A Happy Reader Review

June 14, 2009 Hi Allan, I just wanted to thank you again for finding the time to converse with me about your book and other experiences. It is really rare to be able to read a factual account of events in such a detailed, yet exciting way.  I hope that many other ‘hands-on’ rocket people will read and enjoy what […]

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Auburn University Reviews Truth, Lies and O-Rings.

May 21, 2009 Hansen Book Tells of Man who Warned of Shuttle Disaster Twenty-three years after the Space Shuttle Challenger disaster, Auburn professor and author James Hansen has co-authored a book examining the causes of the U.S. space program’s first fatal in-flight accident. Hansen, a professor of history and director of Auburn’s Honors College, teamed up to write the 626-page […]

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Arnie Aldrich Expresses his Appreciation for Truth, Lies and O-Rings

May  15, 2009 Allan, I want to offer my heartiest congratulations on the fine book which you have written on the Challenger accident and its aftermath.  I find it a very important addition to the existing documentation on the Challenger story and, I believe, the only place where the entire story up to and including return to flight is told.  I […]

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Mike Lyon’s Thought’s on Truth, Lies and O-Rings.

May 13, 2009 Having just finished reading Truth, Lies, and O-rings, I stand in increased awe of what you went through. Your book serves as an inspiration to me and I have notified the folks back at my old Army Propulsion directorate that it should be required reading for every budding and seasoned engineer there. Thank you so much for […]

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