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Off the Planet : Surviving Five Perilous Months Aboard the Space Station Mir

Linenger, Jerry M.

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ISBN 10: 007136112X / ISBN 13: 9780071361125
Editorial: McGraw-Hill Book Company, Inc., New York, NY, U.S.A., 2000
Condición: Fine Encuadernación de tapa dura
Librería: Glued To The Tube Books (Minneapolis, MN, Estados Unidos de America)

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"A hair-raising tale of survival in the forbiding depths of space, OFF THE PLANET tells, for the first time, the complete story of that ill-starred mission. Not since Apollo 13 had a mission been beset by so many near-fatal catastrophes. But while the former lasted only for a few breathless days, the Mir mission went on for five months-132 days of unremitting danger and deprivation that stretched the crew's ingenuity, endurance, and courage to the limit." This book has 259 pages and is illustrated. The book is a SIGNED copy from the author Jerry M. Linenger, with a stylized signature flowing vertically on the front endpaper. N° de ref. de la librería 054462

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Título: Off the Planet : Surviving Five Perilous ...

Editorial: McGraw-Hill Book Company, Inc., New York, NY, U.S.A.

Año de publicación: 2000

Encuadernación: Cloth

Condición del libro:Fine

Condición de la sobrecubierta: Fine

Ejemplar firmado: Signed by Author

Edición: Eleventh Printing

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'Off The Planet: Surviving Five Perilous Months Aboard the Space Station Mir' by Jerry M. Linenger is one of the most readable. Off the Planet sheds new light on such present developments as the Russians' determination to continue the Mir after their repeated commitments to abandon it, combined with their commitments to the International Space Station. The book makes one think that perhaps the United States would be better off partnering in space with, say, Somalia or Lower Slobovia. Russian Psychologist, cure thyself and thy kindred. The Washington Times 20000305 The author, a NASA astronaut, orbited the earth more than two thousand times in the space station Mir and became the first American to spacewalk outside a foreign spacecraft. But he paid a high price for these distinctions. Inside, Mir was as mess, and several power failures lefts its inhabitants in total darkness. Worst of all, Linenger reports, was the lack of professionalism among their Russian handlers. "Mission control in Moscow became our enemy rather than our friend." he writes, "our nemesis rather than our support structure." Mission control threatened to cut the Russian astronauts pay if they performed poorly, and dangled bonuses for doing well. And mission control's propensity to micromanage was so extreme that the astronauts had their every activity programmed down to the minute. The Washington Post Book World 20000214

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