9781948924610-1948924617-Bringing Columbia Home: The Untold Story of a Lost Space Shuttle and Her Crew

Bringing Columbia Home: The Untold Story of a Lost Space Shuttle and Her Crew

ISBN-13: 9781948924610
ISBN-10: 1948924617
Edition: Reprint
Author: Leinbach, Michael D., Ward, Jonathan H.
Publication date: 2020
Publisher: Arcade
Format: Paperback 416 pages
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ISBN-13: 9781948924610
ISBN-10: 1948924617
Edition: Reprint
Author: Leinbach, Michael D., Ward, Jonathan H.
Publication date: 2020
Publisher: Arcade
Format: Paperback 416 pages

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Acknowledged authors Leinbach, Michael D., Ward, Jonathan H. wrote Bringing Columbia Home: The Untold Story of a Lost Space Shuttle and Her Crew comprising 416 pages back in 2020. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 1948924617 and 9781948924610. Since then Bringing Columbia Home: The Untold Story of a Lost Space Shuttle and Her Crew textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price of $ 3.34 or rent at the marketplace.

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Voted the Best Space Book of 2018 by the Space Hipsters

The dramatic inside story of the epic search and recovery operation after the Columbia space shuttle disaster.

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 an area of rural east Texas the size of Rhode Island for every piece of the shuttle and her crew they could find. Assisted by hundreds of volunteers, it would become the largest ground search operation in US history. This comprehensive account is told in four parts:
  • Parallel Confusion
  • Courage, Compassion, and Commitment
  • Picking Up the Pieces
  • A Bittersweet Victory
For the first time, here is the definitive inside story of the Columbia disaster and recovery and the inspiring message it ultimately holds. In the aftermath of tragedy, people and communities came together to help 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. Bringing Columbia Home shares the deeply personal stories that emerged as NASA employees looked for lost colleagues and searchers overcame immense physical, logistical, and emotional challenges and worked together to accomplish the impossible.

Featuring a foreword and epilogue by astronauts Robert Crippen and Eileen Collins, and dedicated to the astronauts and recovery search persons who lost their lives, this is an incredible, compelling narrative about the best of humanity in the darkest of times and about how a failure at the pinnacle of human achievement became a story of cooperation and hope.
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