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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, NY, 2000
Usado Condición: Very Good Encuadernación de tapa dura
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There is a warm gift inscription from the author on the front free end paper, obviously to a friend as it is casually signed with just the author's first name. A full author signature and date, however, are found on the front paste down. Other than minor shelf wear, the book and jacket are in excellent condition. N° de ref. de la librería B2986

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

Editorial: McGraw-Hill, NY

Año de publicación: 2000

Encuadernación: Hardcover

Condición del libro:Very Good

Condición de la sobrecubierta: Very Good

Ejemplar firmado: Signed by Author(s)

Edición: First Edition

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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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