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The Resource Bringing Columbia home : the untold story of a lost space shuttle and her crew, Michael D. Leinbach and Jonathan H. Ward ; foreword by astronaut Robert Crippen ; epilogue by astronaut Eileen Collins

Bringing Columbia home : the untold story of a lost space shuttle and her crew, Michael D. Leinbach and Jonathan H. Ward ; foreword by astronaut Robert Crippen ; epilogue by astronaut Eileen Collins

Label
Bringing Columbia home : the untold story of a lost space shuttle and her crew
Title
Bringing Columbia home
Title remainder
the untold story of a lost space shuttle and her crew
Statement of responsibility
Michael D. Leinbach and Jonathan H. Ward ; foreword by astronaut Robert Crippen ; epilogue by astronaut Eileen Collins
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
On February 1, 2003, Columbia disintegrated on reentry before the nation's eyes, and all seven astronauts aboard were lost. Author Mike Leinbach, Launch Director of the space shuttle program at NASA's John F. Kennedy Space Center was a key leader in the search and recovery effort as NASA, FEMA, the FBI, the US Forest Service, and dozens more federal, state, and local agencies combed rural east Texas for every piece of the shuttle they could find. Assisted by hundreds of volunteers, it would become the largest ground search operation in US history. Leinbach shares the deeply personal stories that emerged as NASA employees looked for lost colleagues and searchers overcame immense physical, logistical, and emotional challenges to bring home the remains of the crew and nearly 40 percent of shuttle, an effort that was instrumental in piecing together what happened so the shuttle program could return to flight and complete the International Space Station
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Cataloging source
PSt/DLC
Dewey number
363.12/4
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
TL867
LC item number
.L45 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Bringing Columbia home : the untold story of a lost space shuttle and her crew, Michael D. Leinbach and Jonathan H. Ward ; foreword by astronaut Robert Crippen ; epilogue by astronaut Eileen Collins
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Foreword by Robert Crippen -- Silence and shock -- Good things come to people who wait -- The foam strike -- Landing day -- Recovery day 1 -- Assessing the situation -- Searching for the crew -- Columbia is going home in a coffin -- Walkers, divers, and spotters -- Their mission became our mission -- Reconstructing Columbia -- Healing and closure -- Preserving and learning from Columbia -- The beginning of the end -- Celebrating 25,000 heroes -- Epilogue by Eileen Collins
Control code
on1007502386
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xii, 356 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781628728514
Lccn
2017046190
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color), maps (chiefly color)
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o1007502386
  • (OCoLC)1007502386
Label
Bringing Columbia home : the untold story of a lost space shuttle and her crew, Michael D. Leinbach and Jonathan H. Ward ; foreword by astronaut Robert Crippen ; epilogue by astronaut Eileen Collins
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Foreword by Robert Crippen -- Silence and shock -- Good things come to people who wait -- The foam strike -- Landing day -- Recovery day 1 -- Assessing the situation -- Searching for the crew -- Columbia is going home in a coffin -- Walkers, divers, and spotters -- Their mission became our mission -- Reconstructing Columbia -- Healing and closure -- Preserving and learning from Columbia -- The beginning of the end -- Celebrating 25,000 heroes -- Epilogue by Eileen Collins
Control code
on1007502386
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xii, 356 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781628728514
Lccn
2017046190
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color), maps (chiefly color)
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o1007502386
  • (OCoLC)1007502386

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