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The Resource Into the black : the extraordinary untold story of the first flight of the space shuttle Columbia and the astronauts who flew her, Rowland White

Into the black : the extraordinary untold story of the first flight of the space shuttle Columbia and the astronauts who flew her, Rowland White

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Into the black : the extraordinary untold story of the first flight of the space shuttle Columbia and the astronauts who flew her
Title
Into the black
Title remainder
the extraordinary untold story of the first flight of the space shuttle Columbia and the astronauts who flew her
Statement of responsibility
Rowland White
Title variation
Extraordinary untold story of the first flight of the space shuttle Columbia and the astronauts who flew her
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The real-life techno-thriller from a bestselling author and aviation expert that recaptures the historic moments leading up to the launch of the space shuttle Columbia and the exciting story of her daring maiden flight. Using interviews, NASA oral histories, and recently declassified material, Into the Black pieces together the dramatic untold story of the Columbia mission and the brave people who dedicated themselves to help the United States succeed in the age of space exploration. On April 12, 1981, NASA's Space Shuttle Columbia blasted off from Cape Canaveral. It was the most advanced, state-of-the-art flying machine ever built, challenging the minds and imagination of America's top engineers and pilots. Columbia was the world's first real spaceship: a winged rocket plane, the size of an airliner, and capable of flying to space and back before preparing to fly again. On board were moonwalker John Young and test pilot Bob Crippen. Less than an hour after Young and Crippen's spectacular departure from the Cape, all was not well. Tiles designed to protect the ship from the blowtorch burn of re-entry were missing from the heat shield. If the damage to Columbia was too great, the astronauts wouldn't be able to return safely to earth. NASA turned to the National Reconnaissance Office, a spy agency hidden deep inside the Pentagon whose very existence was classified. To help the ship, the NRO would attempt something never done before. Success would require skill, perfect timing, and luck. Set against the backdrop of the Cold War, Into the Black is a thrilling race against time and the incredible true story of the first space shuttle mission that celebrates our passion for spaceflight
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
White, Rowland
Dewey number
629.44/1
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
TL795.5
LC item number
.W45 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Columbia (Spacecraft)
  • Space shuttles
Label
Into the black : the extraordinary untold story of the first flight of the space shuttle Columbia and the astronauts who flew her, Rowland White
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 403-412) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Foreword by Richard Truly -- Author's note -- The next generation -- In and out of the shadows -- Mojave -- In the balance -- Ignition! -- Brought down -- Acknowledgments -- Glossary -- Bibliography -- Appendix: STS-1 graphics and location maps -- Index
Control code
1652135
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Touchstone hardcover edition.
Extent
xviii, 445 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781501123634
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2016006784
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1652135
  • (OCoLC)913337277
Label
Into the black : the extraordinary untold story of the first flight of the space shuttle Columbia and the astronauts who flew her, Rowland White
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 403-412) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Foreword by Richard Truly -- Author's note -- The next generation -- In and out of the shadows -- Mojave -- In the balance -- Ignition! -- Brought down -- Acknowledgments -- Glossary -- Bibliography -- Appendix: STS-1 graphics and location maps -- Index
Control code
1652135
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Touchstone hardcover edition.
Extent
xviii, 445 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781501123634
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2016006784
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1652135
  • (OCoLC)913337277

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