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Riding rockets : the outrageous tales of a space shuttle astronaut

Author: R Mike Mullane
Publisher: New York : Scribner, ©2006.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In 1978, the first group of space shuttle astronauts, 29 men and six women, were introduced to the world. USAF Colonel Mike Mullane was a member of this astronaut class, and this is his story. Mullane strips the heroic veneer from the astronaut corps and paints them as they are--human, with tales of military flyboys, feminist pioneers and post-doc scientists. He portrays every aspect of the astronaut experience, and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: R Mike Mullane; Richard Mike Mullane; R Mike Mullane
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: R Mike Mullane
ISBN: 0743276825 9780743276825
OCLC Number: 62118471
Description: ix, 368 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Responsibility: Mike Mullane.
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In 1978, the first group of space shuttle astronauts, 29 men and six women, were introduced to the world. USAF Colonel Mike Mullane was a member of this astronaut class, and this is his story. Mullane strips the heroic veneer from the astronaut corps and paints them as they are--human, with tales of military flyboys, feminist pioneers and post-doc scientists. He portrays every aspect of the astronaut experience, and is brutally honest in his criticism of a NASA leadership whose bungling would precipitate the Challenger disaster.--From publisher description.

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