Hey! I wrote a paper (shock!) about the Challenger O-rings and I thought it was interesting enough to share. It was supposed to be an analytical essay in which we "Choose one object and in a 4-6 page essay consider the object as both a representation of its class and as a unique artifact in its own right." The essay was supposed to "describe your object in a way that engages its complexities and reveals its richness—you should learn something new as you write this essay and you should teach something new to the reader."
Check it out here and let me know if you learned anything!