Arcade - Kennedy space center was a key leader in the search and recovery effort as nasa, state, the US Forest Service, and dozens more federal, FEMA, the FBI, 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. Timed to release for the 15th anniversary of the Columbia space shuttle disaster, this is the epic true story of one of the most dramatic, unforgettable adventures of our time.

On february 1, 2003, columbia disintegrated on reentry before the nation’s eyes, and all seven astronauts aboard were lost. Assisted by hundreds of volunteers, it would become the largest ground search operation in US history. Author mike leinbach, launch Director of the space shuttle program at NASA’s John F.

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

This comprehensive account is told in four parts: parallel confusion Courage, and Commitment Picking Up the Pieces A Bittersweet VictoryFor the first time, Compassion, 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.

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Truth, Lies, and O-Rings: Inside the Space Shuttle Challenger Disaster


University Press of Florida - His story tells of loss, grief, and the eventual rebuilding and recovery. Robert "hoot" gibson, former space Shuttle pilot and commander"A major contribution to a difficult episode in the history of human spaceflight. Roger D. Hansen, addresses all of the factors that led to the accident, some of which were never included in NASA's Failure Team report submitted to the Presidential Commission.

Truth, lies, recognized the potential disaster, and O-Rings is the first look at the Challenger tragedy and its aftermath from someone who was on the inside, and tried to prevent it. In this whistle-blowing yet rigorous and fair-minded book, McDonald, with the assistance of internationally distinguished aerospace historian James R.

Truth, Lies, and O-Rings: Inside the Space Shuttle Challenger Disaster - . It also addresses the early warnings of very severe debris issues from the first two post-Challenger flights, which ultimately resulted in the loss of Columbia some fifteen years later. What they didn't want you to know"We all watched in shock and disbelief when Challenger was lost. Elder iii, nasa launched the space shuttle challenger, eastern New Mexico UniversityOn a cold January morning in 1986, despite warnings against doing so by many individuals, including Allan McDonald.

The fiery destruction of Challenger on live television moments after launch remains an indelible image in the nation’s collective memory. In truth, a skilled engineer and executive, and O-Rings, Lies, McDonald, relives the tragedy from where he stood at Launch Control Center. As he fought to draw attention to the real reasons behind the disaster, he was the only one targeted for retribution by both NASA and his employer, Morton Thiokol, Inc.

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Rocket Men: The Daring Odyssey of Apollo 8 and the Astronauts Who Made Man's First Journey to the Moon


Random House - . Drawn from hundreds of hours of one-on-one interviews with the astronauts, and filled with vivid and unforgettable detail, and myriad experts, their loved ones, NASA personnel, Rocket Men is the definitive account of one of America’s finest hours. With its back against the wall, nasa made an almost unimaginable leap: It would scrap its usual methodical approach and risk everything on a sudden launch, sending the first men in history to the Moon—in just four months.

Kurson details the mission in crisp, suspenseful scenes. In this gripping insider account, who’d dreamed since boyhood of riding a rocket to the Moon; and Bill Anders, Robert Kurson puts the focus on the three astronauts and their families: the commander, a conflicted man on his final mission; idealistic Jim Lovell, Frank Borman, a young nuclear engineer and hotshot fighter pilot making his first space flight.

Rocket Men: The Daring Odyssey of Apollo 8 and the Astronauts Who Made Man's First Journey to the Moon - In this real-life thriller, and the singular bravery it took, Kurson reveals the epic dangers involved, for mankind to leave Earth for the first time—and arrive at a new world. Rocket men is a riveting introduction to the Apollo 8 flight. And it would all happen at Christmas. In a year of historic violence and discord—the Tet Offensive, the assassinations of Martin Luther King, Jr.

And robert kennedy, the riots at the democratic National Convention in Chicago—the Apollo 8 mission would be the boldest, riskiest test of America’s greatness under pressure. A gripping book.

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The Astronaut Maker: How One Mysterious Engineer Ran Human Spaceflight for a Generation


Chicago Review Press - During a thirty-seven-year career, he oversaw the selection of every astronaut class from 1978 to 1987, mostly out of the spotlight, deciding who got to fly and when. He was with the apollo 1 astronauts the night before the fatal fire in January 1967. He was in mission control the night of the Apollo 13 accident and organized the recovery effort.

His story has never been told—until now. The astronaut maker takes readers inside nasa to learn the real story of how Abbey rose to power, bureaucrat, from young pilot and wannabe astronaut to engineer, and finally director of the Johnson Space Center. Abbey was called “the dark lord, ” “the godfather, ” and “UNO”—short for unidentified NASA official.

The Astronaut Maker: How One Mysterious Engineer Ran Human Spaceflight for a Generation - He was said to be secretive, despotic, a Space Age Machiavelli. Abbey also led nasa’s recruitment of women and minorities as space shuttle astronauts and was responsible for hiring Sally Ride. S. Yet abbey had more influence on human spaceflight than almost anyone in history. Written by michael cassutt, adversaries, and informed by countless hours of interviews with Abbey and his family,  the coauthor of the acclaimed astronaut memoirs DEKE! and We Have Capture, friends, and former colleagues, The Astronaut Maker is the ultimate insider’s account of ambition and power politics at NASA.

One of the most elusive and controversial figures in NASA’s history, George W.

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A Sense of Urgency


Harvard Business Press - Harvard Business School Press. Kotter reveals the insidious nature of complacency in all its forms and guises. In this exciting new book, kotter explains:· how to go beyond "the business case" for change to overcome the fear and anger that can suppress urgency· Ways to ensure that your actions and behaviors -- not just your words -- communicate the need for change· How to keep fanning the flames of urgency even after your transformation effort has scored some early successesWritten in Kotter's signature no-nonsense style, this concise and authoritative guide helps you set the stage for leading a successful transformation in your company.

In his international bestseller leading Change, John Kotter revealed why change is so hard, and provided an actionable, eight-step process for implementing successful transformations. The book became the change bible for managers worldwide. Now, in a sense of urgency, kotter shines the spotlight on the crucial first step in his framework: creating a sense of urgency by getting people to actually see and feel the need for change.

A Sense of Urgency - Why focus on urgency? Without it, any change effort is doomed. Most organizational change initiatives fail spectacularly at worst or deliver lukewarm results at best.

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Apollo 8: The Thrilling Story of the First Mission to the Moon


Picador - But when frank borman, jim lovell and Bill Anders were summoned to a secret meeting and told of the dangerous mission, they instantly signed on. Written with all the color and verve of the best narrative non-fiction, Apollo 8 takes us from Mission Control to the astronaut’s homes, from the test labs to the launch pad.

Meanwhile, the russians were winning the space race, the Cold War was getting hotter by the month, and President Kennedy’s promise to put a man on the moon by the end of the decade seemed sure to be broken. Only the year before, three astronauts had burned to death in their spacecraft, and since then the Apollo program had suffered one setback after another.

Harvard Business School Press. The untold story of the historic voyage to the moon that closed out one of our darkest years with a nearly unimaginable triumph. In august 1968, nasa made a bold decision: in just sixteen weeks, the United States would launch humankind’s first flight to the moon. And when the mission is over―after the first view of the far side of the moon, the first earth-rise, and the first re-entry through the earth’s atmosphere following a flight to deep space―the impossible dream of walking on the moon suddenly seems within reach.

Apollo 8: The Thrilling Story of the First Mission to the Moon - Then, on christmas eve, a nation that has suffered a horrendous year of assassinations and war is heartened by an inspiring message from the trio of astronauts in lunar orbit. The full story of apollo 8 has never been told, and only Jeffrey Kluger―Jim Lovell’s co-author on their bestselling book about Apollo 13―can do it justice.

The race to prepare an untested rocket for an unprecedented journey paves the way for the hair-raising trip to the moon.

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Into the Black: The Extraordinary Untold Story of the First Flight of the Space Shuttle Columbia and the Astronauts Who Flew Her


Atria Books - On board were moonwalker John Young and test pilot Bob Crippen. Touchstone. If the damage to columbia was too great, the astronauts wouldn’t be able to return safely to earth. Less than an hour after Young and Crippen’s spectacular departure from the Cape, all was not well. Columbia was the world’s first real spaceship: a winged rocket plane, the size of an airliner, and capable of flying to space and back before preparing to fly again.

Nasa turned to the national Reconnaissance Office, a spy agency hidden deep inside the Pentagon whose very existence was classified. Tiles designed to protect the ship from the blowtorch burn of re-entry were missing from the heat shield. On april 12, 1981, nasa’s space Shuttle Columbia blasted off from Cape Canaveral.

A book “no aviation buff will want to miss” the wall street journal and “the perfect tale that educates as it entertains” #1 bestselling author Clive Cussler, Into the Black recaptures the historic moments leading up to and the exciting story of the astronauts who flew the daring maiden flight of the space shuttle Columbia.

Into the Black: The Extraordinary Untold Story of the First Flight of the Space Shuttle Columbia and the Astronauts Who Flew Her - Using interviews, and recently declassified material, NASA oral histories, Into the Black pieces together the dramatic untold story of the Columbia mission and the brave people who dedicated themselves to help the United States succeed in the age of space exploration. It was the most advanced, state-of-the-art flying machine ever built, challenging the minds and imagination of America’s top engineers and pilots.

Success would require skill, perfect timing, and luck. To help the ship, the NRO would attempt something never done before.

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Chasing New Horizons: Inside the Epic First Mission to Pluto


Picador - Alan stern and others on new horizons, and including two stunning 16-page full-color inserts of images, Chasing New Horizons is a riveting account of scientific discovery, and of how much we humans can achieve when people focused on a dream work together toward their incredible goal. At a time when so many think that our most historic achievements are in the past, the most distant planetary exploration ever attempted not only succeeded in 2015 but made history and captured the world’s imagination.

How did this happen? chasing new horizons is the story of the men and women behind this amazing mission: of their decades-long commitment and persistence; of the political fights within and outside of NASA; of the sheer human ingenuity it took to design, and fly the mission; and of the plans for New Horizons’ next encounter, build, 1 billion miles past Pluto in 2019.

Chasing New Horizons: Inside the Epic First Mission to Pluto - 100% satisfaction is Guaranteed! Touchstone. The photos that new horizons sent back to earth graced the front pages of newspapers on all 7 continents, and NASA’s website for the mission received more than 2 billion hits in the days surrounding the flyby. More than 3 billion miles from earth, and then, a small nasa spacecraft called New Horizons screamed past Pluto at more than 32, just as quickly, 000 miles per hour, focusing its instruments on the long mysterious icy worlds of the Pluto system, continued on its journey out into the beyond.

Nothing like this has occurred in a generation―a raw exploration of new worlds unparalleled since NASA’s Voyager missions to Uranus and Neptune―and nothing quite like it is planned to happen ever again. Told from the insider’s perspective of mission leader Dr.

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Apollo 8: The Thrilling Story of the First Mission to the Moon


Henry Holt and Co. - The race to prepare an untested rocket for an unprecedented journey paves the way for the hair-raising trip to the moon. Then, on christmas eve, a nation that has suffered a horrendous year of assassinations and war is heartened by an inspiring message from the trio of astronauts in lunar orbit. And when the mission is over―after the first view of the far side of the moon, the first earth-rise, and the first re-entry through the earth’s atmosphere following a flight to deep space―the impossible dream of walking on the moon suddenly seems within reach.

For all our books; cargo will be delivered in the required time. 100% satisfaction is Guaranteed! The untold story of the historic voyage to the moon that closed out one of our darkest years with a nearly unimaginable triumphIn August 1968, NASA made a bold decision: in just sixteen weeks, the United States would launch humankind’s first flight to the moon.

Harvard Business School Press. Touchstone. Meanwhile, the russians were winning the space race, the Cold War was getting hotter by the month, and President Kennedy’s promise to put a man on the moon by the end of the decade seemed sure to be broken. Only the year before, three astronauts had burned to death in their spacecraft, and since then the Apollo program had suffered one setback after another.

Apollo 8: The Thrilling Story of the First Mission to the Moon - But when frank borman, jim lovell and Bill Anders were summoned to a secret meeting and told of the dangerous mission, they instantly signed on. Written with all the color and verve of the best narrative non-fiction, Apollo 8 takes us from Mission Control to the astronaut’s homes, from the test labs to the launch pad.

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Comm Check...: The Final Flight of Shuttle Columbia


Free Press - Harvard Business School Press. 100% satisfaction is Guaranteed! Unlike the challenger disaster 17 years earlier, Columbia's destruction left the nation one failure away from the potential abandonment of human space exploration. Media coverage in the immediate aftermath focused on the possible cause of the disaster, and on the nation's grief.

Touchstone. The independent investigation into the disaster uncovered why Columbia broke apart in the sky above Texas. Tapping a network of sources and bringing a combined three decades of experience to bear, the authors provide a rare glimpse into NASA's inner circles, chronicling the agency's most devastating failure and the challenges that face NASA as it struggles to return America to space.

Comm Check...: The Final Flight of Shuttle Columbia - Used book in Good Condition. But the full human story, and the shocking details of NASA's crucial mistakes, have never been told -- until now. Based on dozens of exclusive interviews, never-before-published documents and recordings of key meetings obtained by the authors, Comm Check takes the reader inside the conference rooms and offices where NASA's best and brightest managed the nation's multi-billion-dollar shuttle program -- and where they failed to recognize the signs of an impending disaster.

Henry holt. On february 1, 2003, the unthinkable happened. For all our books; cargo will be delivered in the required time. Comm check brings that story to life with the human drama behind the tragedy.

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Apollo 1 and the Space Shuttle Challenger: The History of NASA’s Two Most Notorious Disasters


CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform - As apollo 11’s name suggests, there were actually a number of Apollo missions that came before, many of which included testing the rockets and different orbital and lunar modules in orbit. Harvard Business School Press. Some cameras fixed on the falling debris as it fell to the ocean. There were no delusions regarding the dangers of manned space travel, 1967, but they were brought home on January 27, when all three astronauts were killed by a fire that ignited in the cabin during a launch rehearsal.

On may 25, 1961, president John F. Kennedy addressed congress and asked the nation to “commit itself to achieving the goal, before this decade is out, of landing a man on the Moon and returning him safely to the Earth. Given america’s inability to even put a man in orbit yet, this seemed like an overly ambitious goal, and it isn’t even clear that Kennedy himself believed it possible; after all, he was reluctant to meet NASA Administrator James E.

Apollo 1 and the Space Shuttle Challenger: The History of NASA’s Two Most Notorious Disasters - Space shuttles had already successfully completed 24 missions, and no American spacecraft had ever failed to reach orbit during an official mission. In fact, it wasn’t until apollo 8 that a manned vehicle was sent towards the Moon and back, and before that mission, the most famous Apollo mission was Apollo 1, albeit for all the wrong reasons.

After the challenger disaster, the space shuttles were grounded for about two years, and a commission issued findings that would be used in an effort to prevent similar tragedies. Touchstone. That gas spread to the other rocket booster and the external fuel tank, causing an explosion.

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