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Beyond the Stars –NASA’s 50 Years of Manned Space Flight -Part 8 - Last Voyage of Columbia
     

Beyond the Stars –NASA’s 50 Years of Manned Space Flight -Part 8 - Last Voyage of Columbia

by Henry M Holden
 
This 6,300 word illustrated monograph with many unpublished or rarlely seen photos describe the misssed opportunities, lack of knowledge of documented serious problems with the shuttle tiles and the rush forward to meet schedules that led to the loss of the space shuttle and its crew.
Columbia, part rocket and part airplane was a first of five Orbiters (Enterprise

Overview

This 6,300 word illustrated monograph with many unpublished or rarlely seen photos describe the misssed opportunities, lack of knowledge of documented serious problems with the shuttle tiles and the rush forward to meet schedules that led to the loss of the space shuttle and its crew.
Columbia, part rocket and part airplane was a first of five Orbiters (Enterprise was not an orbiter in the real sense of the word) that would energize the world, and move humans forward into the space age. Just as in the days of John F. Kennedy, the first five years of the shuttle program was like living in Camelot. The 24 previous missions were successful. The “small glitches” such as tile damage, and computer failures, would go unnoticed, or unconcerned, and often unreported in the public media. Then in 1986, Camelot came crashing down before us on live TV, in the form of the Challenger explosion.

Product Details

BN ID:
2940016127361
Publisher:
Black Hawk Publishing Co.
Publication date:
12/22/2012
Series:
Beyond the Stars –NASA’s 50 Years of Manned Space Flight , #8
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
958 KB

Meet the Author

Henry M. Holden is an aviation historian and author.
In 1994, Mr. Holden was cited in the United States Congressional Record for his work in recording the history of American women in aviation, and was the recipient of the Author's Award from the New Jersey Institute of Technology for his book Her Mentor Was An Albatross - The Autobiography of Pioneer Pilot Harriet Quimby.
In 1996, he launched the Women in Aviation Resource Center, an online repository of educational, historical, and networking resources for women interested in all aspects of aviation. In 2010 Henry was awarded the New Jersey Aviation Hall of Fame Distinguished Service Award.
He is the author of over 900 magazine and newspaper articles appearing in national magazines such as Private Pilot, Plane & Pilot, Airport Journals, World Airnews, USAir, In-Flight-USA, American Aviation Historical Society's Journal, Women in Aviation, Woman Pilot, Airport Press and Aviation History, Vintage Airplane, Warbirds, Sport Aviation, and Upscale Living Magazine. He has been a commentator on the History Channel, and has published 43 books.
The original founder of the DC-3/Dakota Historical Society, Henry is a member of the Aviation Hall of Fame (New Jersey), Women in Aviation International, AOPA, and EAA.
Mr. Holden speaks at various events around the country and is available as a guest lecturer. His work has been the subject of a number of radio and cable television shows in New Jersey, Georgia, Oregon, and Washington State.
Henry Holden is formerly the News Editor East for Airport Journals and was a regular monthly contributor to the paper.

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