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The astronaut maker : how one mysterious engineer ran human spaceflight for a generation

Author: Michael Cassutt
Publisher: [Chicago, Illinois] : Chicago Review Press, [2018]
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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"One of the most elusive and controversial figures in NASA's history, George W.S. Abbey was called "the Dark Lord," "the Godfather," and "UNO" (unidentified NASA official) by those within NASA. From young pilot and wannabe astronaut to engineer, bureaucrat, and finally director of the Johnson Space Center ("mission control"), Abbey's story has never been fully told--until now. This fascinating account takes readers  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biographies
History
Biography
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Cassutt, Michael.
Astronaut maker.
Chicago, Illinois : Chicago Review Press Incorporated, 2018
(DLC) 2018000759
Named Person: George Abbey
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Cassutt
ISBN: 9781613737002 1613737009
OCLC Number: 1005188277
Description: xix, 460 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
Contents: Part I: "Don't send me there" --
October sky --
The Abbeys --
Annapolis --
Air Force --
Dyna-Soar --
Boeing --
Part II: "Before this decade is out" --
Destination: Moon --
North American Aviation --
Houston and the Manned Spacecraft Center --
Astronaut Abbey --
The Phillips Report --
Flight --
Countdown --
Ashes --
Commitment --
From the Earth to the Moon --
Challenge --
One week in August --
Part III: "The quintessential staffer" --
Mission accomplished --
Apollo 13 --
Stability --
Gravity --
The Space Shuttle --
The Soviets --
Skylab --
The Ace Moving Company --
Apollo-Soyuz --
Part IV: "Ten consecutive miracles followed by an Act of God" --
The right stuff --
The next generation --
Approach and landing --
Thirty-five new guys --
Problems --
Those other astronauts --
STS-1 --
Part V: "Go at throttle up" --
The used spaceship --
Operational flight --
Frequent flying --
1984 --
The breaking point --
The day the Earth stood still --
Recovery --
Marooned --
Part VI: "A national quasi-emergency" --
PEPCON --
The Space Exploration Initiative --
Synthesis --
Space Council --
Dan Goldin --
Space cowboys --
Redesign --
Hubble rescue --
A space odyssey --
Return to the JSC --
Part VII: "Together to the stars " --
A new direction --
The total equation --
Crises on Mir --
First element --
End game --
The journey continues.
Responsibility: Michael Cassutt.

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"One of the most elusive and controversial figures in NASA's history, George W.S. Abbey was called "the Dark Lord," "the Godfather," and "UNO" (unidentified NASA official) by those within NASA. From young pilot and wannabe astronaut to engineer, bureaucrat, and finally director of the Johnson Space Center ("mission control"), Abbey's story has never been fully told--until now. This fascinating account takes readers inside NASA to learn the real story of how Abbey rose to power and wielded it out of the spotlight. Informed by countless hours of interviews with Abbey and his family, friends, adversaries, and former colleagues, The Astronaut Maker is the ultimate insider's account of ambition and power politics at NASA"--

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