Before Lift-off: The Making of a Space Shuttle Crew by Henry S.F. Cooper Jr., Hardcover | Barnes & Noble
Before Lift-off: The Making of a Space Shuttle Crew

Before Lift-off: The Making of a Space Shuttle Crew

by Henry S.F. Cooper Jr.
     
 
More than a chronicle of different phases in the astronauts' learning process, Before Lift-Off tells the story of the bonding of these men and women.

Overview

More than a chronicle of different phases in the astronauts' learning process, Before Lift-Off tells the story of the bonding of these men and women.

Editorial Reviews

Space Times - Roger D. Launius

Written in a journalistic style without scholarly apparatus, it is an excellent first person account of the 1984 mission of STS-41G

Library Journal
Cooper, who covers the space program for the New Yorker , offers an engaging account of crew training for a 1984 Space Shuttle launching. The book illuminates the world of ``sims''the endless computerized simulations that crews endure to learn their complex task. Writing with wit, sensitivity, and intelligence, Cooper conveys the bond that develops among the crew members and between crew and instructors. His vivid account is poignant in the aftermath of the 1986 Challenger explosion, but it captures the exuberance that existed before that disaster. Highly recommended. Thomas J. Freiling, Bainbridge Coll. Lib. , Ga.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780801835247
Publisher:
Johns Hopkins University Press
Publication date:
09/28/1987
Series:
New Series in NASA History
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
6.12(w) x 9.25(h) x (d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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Michael Collins

The making of a space crew—a fascinating story masterfully told.

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