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Columbia, final voyage : the last flight of NASA's first space shuttle

Author: Philip Chien
Publisher: New York : Copernicus Books, 2006.
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On February 1, 2003, the space shuttle Columbia was completing what appeared to be a "routine" spaceflight. Columbia was NASA's oldest shuttle - the very first launched into space (in 1981). Now at the end of its 28th mission - a 16-day flight dedicated to science - it was descending over Texas and just minutes from its scheduled touch-down in Florida. Then something went very wrong. Within a few minutes, media  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Chien, Philip.
Columbia, final voyage.
New York : Copernicus Books, 2006
(DLC) 2005932843
(OCoLC)63667187
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Philip Chien
ISBN: 9780387271491 038727149X 0387271481 9780387271484
OCLC Number: 262687462
Description: 1 online resource (viii, 454 pages) : illustrations
Contents: A Modest Mission.- A Modest Mission.- Mission Makers.- Rick Husband: The Boy from Amarillo.- Willie McCool: Running Man.- Dave Brown: Pilot, Doctor, Gymnast.- Kalpana Chawla: The Girl from India.- Mike Anderson: The Kid Who Wanted to Fly.- Laurel Clark: Submarine Doctor, Mother.- Ilan Ramon: Israel's First Space Traveler.- Dodging Bullets: The Astronauts Who Weren't Selected.- It Isn't Just the Astronauts.- The Long Road to Launch.- A NASA Primer.- The Eighteen Delays.- Training for the Mission.- Presenting NASA to the World.- Prequel: STS-112 and STS-113.- Preparing for Launch.- Launch Day.- Behind the Scenes.- Living in Space.- Sixteen Days in Space.- Flight Day 2: MEIDEX, Phab4, ARMS, Ascent Video.- Flight Day 3: Calcium Kinetics, Press Interviews.- Flight Day 4: LSP, Spacehab Problems.- Flight Day 5: VCD, MPFE.- Flight Day 6: Ariel Sharon Call, Internet Questions.- Flight Day 7: MGM, Astroculture.- Flight Day 8: SOFBALL, CIBX.- Flight Day 9: S*T*A*R*S, FREESTAR.- Flight Day 10: BDS, BRIC, OSTEO.- Flight Day 11: ZCG, Biopack.- Flight Day 12: Ship-to-Ship Call, FRESH.- Flight Day 13: Mist, Biotube, Challenger Anniversary.- Flight Day 14: Press Conference.- Flight Day 15: MEIDEX, External Spacehab Payloads.- Flight Day 16: Automated Payloads, Preparing to Come Home.- February 1, 2003.- Reentry.- The Accident.- Mission Control on Landing Day.- What Should Have Happened.- The Media's Coverage of STS-107.- The First Hours After the Accident.- Viewing Columbia's Reentry.- Where Were You ...?.- The Public's Reaction.- Aftermath.- The Search for Debris.- Other Evidence.- Completing the Investigation.- Kooks and Myths.- Was a Rescue Possible?.- Memorials.- Legacy: The Science Not Lost.
Responsibility: Philip Chien.
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From the reviews: In terms of explaining the mission itself, Columbia-Final Voyage is unparalleled, and unlikely to be equaled[.] -Jeff Foust, The Space Review, February 20, 2006 The research, when Read more...

 
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