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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

Label
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
Creator
Subject
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
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1973-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Jones, Chris
Dewey number
629.45
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
no index present
LC call number
TL867
LC item number
.J66 2007
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • International Space Station
  • Columbia (Spacecraft)
  • Space vehicle accidents
  • Manned space flight
  • Risk management
Label
Too far from home : a story of life and death in space, Chris Jones
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Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
288 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780385514651
Lccn
2006018748
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • 39801497
  • 2414774
Label
Too far from home : a story of life and death in space, Chris Jones
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
288 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780385514651
Lccn
2006018748
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • 39801497
  • 2414774

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