Into the Black: The Extraordinary Untold Story of the First Flight of the Space Shuttle Columbia and the Astronauts Who Flew Her
The real-life techno-thriller from a bestselling author and aviation expert that recaptures the historic moments leading up to the launch of the space shuttle Columbia and the exciting story of her daring maiden flight.Using interviews, NASA oral histories, and recently declassified material, 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. On April 12, 1981, NASA’s Space Shuttle Columbia blasted off from Cape Canaveral. 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. 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. On board were moonwalker John Young and test pilot Bob Crippen. Less than an hour after Young and Crippen’s spectacular departure from the Cape, all was not well. Tiles designed to protect the ship from the blowtorch burn of re-entry were missing from the heat shield. If the damage to Columbia was too great, the astronauts wouldn’t be able to return safely to earth. NASA turned to the National Reconnaiss...
- ASIN: 1501123629
Truth, Lies, and O-Rings: Inside the Space Shuttle Challenger Disaster
On a cold January morning in 1986, NASA launched the Space Shuttle Challenger, 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, Lies, and O-Rings, McDonald, a skilled engineer and executive, 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., makers of the shuttle's solid rocket boosters. In this whistle-blowing yet rigorous and fair-minded book, McDonald, with the assistance of internationally distinguished aerospace historian James R. 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, and O-Rings is the first look at the Challenger tragedy and its aftermath from someone who was on the inside, recognized the potential disaster, and tried to prevent it. It also addresses the early warnings of very severe debris issues from the first two post-Challenger flights, which ultimately resulted in th...
- ASIN: B00B91LIVO
WBD72034 1:72 Warbird Decals - Space Shuttle Tiles (for use with the Revell model kit) [WATERSLIDE DECAL SHEET]
- Brand: Warbird Decals
- ASIN: B01HOXZXXE
- UPC: 744271647181
The Overview Effect
- ASIN: B01HHNQYZ2
3dRose ph_76863_1 Astronauts and Rockets-Space Shuttle Atlantis-Tile Pen Holder, 5-Inch
Astronauts and Rockets - Space Shuttle Atlantis Tile Pen Holder is great on a desk or counter top. Made of high quality solid wood with a satin finish. Image displayed on one inset high gloss 4.25" x 4.25" ceramic tile. Overall size is 5" x 5" x 1 2/3" with 3- 1 1/3" top holes.
- Brand: 3dRose
- ASIN: B00JSLYAIU
- UPC: 494076863018
Galaxy & Space Puzzles - Tile Sliding Game with Space, Planets, Spacecrafts Pictures and More
- Brand: F. Permadi
- ASIN: B00VSTEX2S
Full Colour Space Rocket Shuttle Boys Bedroom Wall Sticker Decal Kids Bedroom Decoration
Available in Sizes 0-6 Months to 14-15 Years please choose size below, Excellent Quality, 100% Cotton, Available in Black, White, Blue, Pink, Purple and Red, Great Gift Idea
- Brand: 60 Second Makeover Limited
- ASIN: B00UVHTD8M
3dRose CST_50252_3 Space Shuttle Takeoff Ceramic Tile Coasters, Set of 4
Space Shuttle Takeoff Coaster is a great complement to any home decor. Soft coasters are 3.5" x 3.5", are absorbent and can be washed. Ceramic coasters are 4.25" x 4.25", non absorbent and come with felt corner pads. Available in sets of 4 and 8.
- Brand: 3dRose
- ASIN: B0082F51BS
- UPC: 191767839986
CNUSER 3D Blue Galaxy Wall Stickers- Universe Scene with Planets Stars Starry Sky- Removable Wall Mural Decals for Kids Bedroom Ceiling Living Room Nursery
Features: 1. 100% Brand New Wall Stickers ;Environmental PVC Material. 2. It can be applied to any smooth , clean and dry surface of walls, tiles, glass, furniture, etc., NOT suitable for dirty or rough surface. Removable and creative. 3. No transfer film needed, simply peel and stick. 4. These stickers will never harm your walls or leave behind a sticky residue. 5. DIY facilitate easier, richer color pattern. Just peel and stick and give your house wall a change. 6. Very easy to assemble and great focal point in your bedroom or living room.7.Decorate interior walls or window of home, bathroom, office, dorm, or store. 8. Do not stick to any powder coated wall, irregular surface, oil and dust surface, painted surfaces with Teflon, stain guard or VOC paints that have been used.
- Color: Blue Galaxy
- Brand: CNUSER
- ASIN: B076Z7ZJ32
- UPC: 744430142861
Hasegawa 1/200 Hubble Space Telescope & Space Shuttle Orbiter with Astronauts Model Kit(Japan Import)
- Brand: Hasegawa
- ASIN: B06Y6972MQ
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