Space Shuttle Program History: Lessons Learned From Space Shuttle External Tank Development - A Technical History of the External Tank by Progressive Management
Approx. 21,530 words.
Published on August 16, 2012.
This report details the technical history of developing the Space Shuttle External Tank and documents lessons learned during that effort. Development is chronicled beginning with the pre-proposal phase, then the proposal phase, through early design and test programs, continuing through Lightweight External Tank development, Challenger impacts, and beyond.