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Final countdown : NASA and the end of the Space Shuttle Program

Author: Pat Duggins
Publisher: Gainesville, FL : University Press of Florida, ©2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Examines the history of NASA's shuttle program, its missions, and its impending demise in a behind-the-scenes view of what was once the cornerstone of the U.S. space program.
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Pat Duggins
ISBN: 9780813031460 081303146X 9780813033846 0813033845
OCLC Number: 122701571
Description: xi, 249 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: 1 The Future 1 --
2 New Spaceship, New Astronauts 26 --
3 1981: The Path to STS-1 39 --
4 1982-1985: The Curse of Being Routine 60 --
5 1986: "Don't Call Unless It Blows Up" 74 --
6 The Investigation 81 --
7 1988-1992: Back on the Horse 96 --
8 1993: The Road to Mir 112 --
9 1998: ISS, the Shotgun Marriage 144 --
10 Columbia 163 --
11 The Aftermath 180 --
12 Back on the Horse, Again 197 --
13 The Moon, Maybe, but Mars? 212.
Other Titles: NASA and the end of the Space Shuttle Program
Responsibility: Pat Duggins.
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Presents the history of NASA's shuttle program, its missions, and its impending demise. This work also examines the plans and early development of the space agency's major effort: the Orion Crew  Read more...

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"Pat Duggins knows of what he writes. Final Countdown is a solid read." - Jay Barbree, NBC's veteran space correspondent and author of the New York Times bestseller Moon Shot"

 
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