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The Resource Too far from home : a story of life and death in space, Chris Jones

Too far from home : a story of life and death in space, Chris Jones

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Too far from home : a story of life and death in space
Title
Too far from home
Title remainder
a story of life and death in space
Statement of responsibility
Chris Jones
Title variation
Out of orbit
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Every time an astronaut makes the trip into space, he faces the risk of death from the slightest mechanical error or instance of bad luck. In February 2003, American astronauts Donald Pettit and Kenneth Bowersox and Russian flight engineer Nikolai Budarin were on what was to be a routine fourteen-week mission maintaining the International Space Station. But then the shuttle Columbia exploded beneath them. With the launch program suspended indefinitely, these astronauts had suddenly lost their ride back to earth. This book offers a detailed portrait of the odd life of the people who live in zero gravity, as it chronicles the efforts of the beleaguered mission controls in Houston and Moscow working frantically to bring their men home--ultimately settling on a plan that felt, at best, like a long shot.--From publisher description
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
189819
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
629.45
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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True
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
a story of life and death in space
Label
Too far from home : a story of life and death in space, Chris Jones
Instantiates
Publication
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
288 p., [8] p. of plates
Isbn
9780385514651
Lccn
2006018748
Other control number
9780385514651
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o70107012
  • (OCoLC)70107012
Label
Too far from home : a story of life and death in space, Chris Jones
Publication
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
288 p., [8] p. of plates
Isbn
9780385514651
Lccn
2006018748
Other control number
9780385514651
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o70107012
  • (OCoLC)70107012

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