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Wheels stop : the tragedies and triumphs of the Space Shuttle Program, 1986-2011

Author: Rick Houston
Publisher: Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, 2013.
Series: Outward odyssey.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Humanity's first reusable spacecraft and the most complex machine ever built, NASA's Space Shuttle debuted with great promise and as a dependable source of wonder and national pride. But with the Challenger catastrophe in 1986, the whole Space Shuttle program came into question, as did NASA itself, so long an institution that was seemingly above reproach. Wheels Stop tells the stirring story of how, after the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Houston, Rick, 1967-
Wheels stop
(DLC) 2013022160
(OCoLC)839395927
Material Type: Document, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Rick Houston
ISBN: 9781461948070 146194807X 1299993087 9781299993082 9780803248939 0803248938
OCLC Number: 864675577
Description: 1 online resource (xxiv, 428 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: Back in the Game --
Cloak and Dagger, Science on Orbit --
Hubble Huggers --
Sleeping with the Enemy --
A Home on Orbit --
"The Debris was Talking to Me" --
We Came Home --
A Kick in the Pants --
The End of an Era --
A Magnificent Machine --
Epilogue.
Series Title: Outward odyssey.
Responsibility: Rick Houston ; foreword by Jerry Ross.

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Tells the heart-wrenching story of the Columbia tragedy and the loss of the magnificent STS-107 crew.  Read more...

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"Houston preserves the candid reflections of some who wrote the shuttle's story aloft, and their exultations and confessions are reason enough to fly with them until "wheels stop.""-Air and Space * Read more...

 
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