THE TWO SHUTTLE ACCIDENT REPORTS: CONTEXT AND CULTURE IN TECHNICAL COMMUNICATION

TitleTHE TWO SHUTTLE ACCIDENT REPORTS: CONTEXT AND CULTURE IN TECHNICAL COMMUNICATION
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2006
AuthorsDombrowski, PM
JournalJournal of Technical Writing & Communication
Volume36
Pagination231-252
Date Published2006
Publication Languageeng
ISBN Number00472816
Keywordsaccidents , ASTRONAUTICS , COMMUNICATION , disasters , international , REUSABLE , Space
AbstractA comparison of the reports of two space shuttle accidents is presented. The Columbia space shuttle accident in 2003 and Challenger space shuttle accident in 1986 were tragic in the loss of brave human life. Both were also tragic in what was revealed in the aftermath about key decisions leading up to the loss of the shuttles and crews. These space shuttle accidents set back the timetable for the United State's space shuttle program, for the International Space Station and for human spaceflight generally.
NotesDOMBROWSKI, PAUL M. 1; Email Address: pdombrow@mail.ucf.edu; Affiliation: 1: Department of English, University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL 32816; Source Info: Sep2006, Vol. 36 Issue 3, p231; Subject Term: SPACE vehicle accidents; Subject Term: SPACE shuttles; Subject Term: ASTRONAUTICS -- Accidents; Subject Term: COMMUNICATION of technical information; Subject Term: SPACE flight; Subject Term: REUSABLE space vehicles; Subject Term: ACCIDENTS; Subject Term: DISASTERS; Company/Entity: INTERNATIONAL Space Station; NAICS/Industry Codes: 927110 Space Research and Technology; Number of Pages: 22p; Document Type: Article
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