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Book by Young John W Hansen James R
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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 humour. 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 candour make this book indispensable to everyone interested in the U.S. space program.Biografía del autor:
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 Honours 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. Condición: New. Never used!. Nº de ref. del artículo: P110813042097
Descripción University Press of Florida, 2012. Hardcover. Condición: New. Brand New!. Nº de ref. del artículo: VIB0813042097
Descripción University Press of Florida, 2012. Hardcover. Condición: New. Nº de ref. del artículo: DADAX0813042097
Descripción University Press of Florida, 2012. Hardcover. Condición: New. book. Nº de ref. del artículo: M0813042097