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Notes and Reflections on Books and Media

by Hannah Leitheiser

The Term seems to be Rotation

#spaceshuttle #launchsequence #orings

Truth, Lies, and O-Rings: Inside the Space Shuttle Challenger Disaster

Allan J McDonald & James R. Hansen




1. The Space shuttle is bolted down prior to launch.
2. The shuttle engine fires. Torque flexes the booster seals.
3. Bolts are exploded as the booster rockets fire. Torque forces are rebalanced.

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