The bug that destroyed a rocket

  title={The bug that destroyed a rocket},
  author={Mordechai Ben-Ari},
  journal={SIGCSE Bulletin},
In the 2000 December issue of inroads, Michael Williams suggested that the failure of the Ariane 5 rocket launch could be used as a case study in teaching programming concepts. Here is an article I wrote several years ago in which I present the story of the Ariane 5 in terms used to teach introductory computer science.