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Off the planet : surviving five perilous months aboard the space station Mir

Author: Jerry M Linenger
Publisher: New York : McGraw-Hill, ©2000.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A memoir of life aboard Mir recalls the circumstances that nearly destroyed the aging Russian space station and chronicles the dangerous but often humorous events that marked the author's five months in space.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Jerry M Linenger; Jerry M Linenger
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jerry M Linenger
ISBN: 007136112X 9780071361125 007137230X 9780071372305
OCLC Number: 43327919
Notes: Includes index.
Description: x, 259 p., [16] p. of plates : col. ill., ports. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Part 1 On the Planet --
1. Looking Upward 3 --
2. Becoming an Astronaut 5 --
3. Hello, Russia 16 --
4. Hanging Out in Star City 28 --
5. Training, Russian Style 38 --
6. Tomorrow, Mir 48 --
7. Crew Quarters 57 --
8. Off to Work 64 --
Part 2 Off the Planet --
9. Docking a One-Hundred-Ton Space Shuttle 75 --
10. My First Days on Mir 88 --
11. Arrival of Vasily and Sasha 92 --
12. "Fire!" 99 --
13. An Attempted Coverup 111 --
14. Cosmonauts, Da! Mission Control, Nyet! 118 --
15. Glories of Earth Gazing 135 --
16. Profound Isolation 149 --
17. Escaping a Near-Death Collision 160 --
18. Housekeeping in Space 178 --
19. Hurtling Into Nothingness 184 --
20. Broken Trust 194 --
21. Taking a Stroll 203 --
22. Going Home 211 --
23. Even the Air Tastes Sweet 220 --
Part 3 Back on the Planet --
24. Home at Last 231 --
25. Getting Back on My Feet 237 --
26 Aftershock 241 --
27. "Are You Glad You Flew on Mir?" 246.
Responsibility: Jerry M. Linenger.
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NASA astronaut Linenger spent five months aboard the Russian space station Mir, a spacecraft operating far beyond its design life. This book presents an account that captures the challenges and  Read more...

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