The autobiography of astronaut John Young.About the Author:
John W. Young, retired astronaut and former NASA executive, has received more than eighty major awards for his career in aerospace, including six honorary doctorates. James R. Hansen is professor of history and former director of the Honors College at Auburn University. He has been associated with the NASA History Program for the past thirty-one years, and is the author of "First Man: The Life of Neil Armstrong "and coauthor of "Truth, Lies, and O-Rings: Inside the Space Shuttle "Challenger" Disaster."
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Descripción University Press of Florida, 2012. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. Nº de ref. de la librería DADAX0813042097
Descripción University Press of Florida, 2012. Estado de conservación: New. Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: He walked on the Moon. He flew six space missions in three different programs--more than any other human. He served with NASA for more than four decades. His peers called him the "astronaut's astronaut." Enthusiasts of space exploration have long waited for John Young to tell the story of his two Gemini flights, his two Apollo missions, the first-ever Space Shuttle flight, and the first Spacelab mission. Forever Young delivers all that and more: Young's personal journey from engineering graduate to fighter pilot, to test pilot, to astronaut, to high NASA official, to clear-headed predictor of the fate of Planet Earth. Young, with the assistance of internationally distinguished aerospace historian James Hansen, recounts the great episodes of his amazing flying career in fascinating detail and with wry humor. He portrays astronauts as ordinary human beings and NASA as an institution with the same ups and downs as other major bureaucracies. He frankly discusses the risks of space travel, including what went wrong with the Challenger and Columbia shuttles. Forever Young is one of the last memoirs produced by an early American astronaut. It is the first memoir written by a chief of the NASA astronaut corps. Young's experiences and candor make this book indispensable to everyone interested in the U.S. space program. Nº de ref. de la librería ABE_book_new_0813042097
Descripción University Press of Florida, 2012. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. book. Nº de ref. de la librería 0813042097
Descripción University Press of Florida, 2012. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. Nº de ref. de la librería P110813042097