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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.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Philip Chien
ISBN: 0387271481 9780387271484
OCLC Number: 63667187
Description: viii, 454 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Mission makers --
The long road to launch --
Sixteen days in space --
February 1, 2003 --
Aftermath.
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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