Burnout: the mystery of Space Shuttle STS-281

Burnout: the mystery of Space Shuttle STS-281

by Stephanie Osborn
     
 

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Burnout is a SF mystery about a Space Shuttle disaster that turns out to be no accident. As the true scope of the disaster is uncovered by the principle investigators, "Crash" Murphy and Dr. Mike Anders, they find themselves running for their lives as friends, lovers and co-workers involved in the investigation perish around them. What happened to the Shuttle? Who is

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Burnout is a SF mystery about a Space Shuttle disaster that turns out to be no accident. As the true scope of the disaster is uncovered by the principle investigators, "Crash" Murphy and Dr. Mike Anders, they find themselves running for their lives as friends, lovers and co-workers involved in the investigation perish around them. What happened to the Shuttle? Who is responsible and why? Why is the government calling it an accident? Why is someone willing to kill to keep it a secret? And how big is the conspiracy?

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author - Holly Lisle
Hard-edged SF that wraps a compelling mystery around 'this is the real thing' space science. BURNOUT is tight, tense, and gripping -- Osborn tells a damn good story, and tells it well.
physicist and Heinlein essayist - Dr. Jim Woosley
Burnout is a compelling, impossible to put down, first novel in the class of Skylark of Space or Lifeline... It may perhaps be the most realistic view ever published in fiction about what happens behind the scenes at NASA.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940000167632
Publisher:
Twilight Times Books
Publication date:
04/15/2009
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
332
Sales rank:
461,933
File size:
865 KB

Meet the Author

Stephanie Osborn is a former payload flight controller, a veteran of over twenty years of working in the civilian space program, as well as various military space defense programs. She has worked on numerous Space Shuttle flights and the International Space Station, and counts the training of astronauts on her resum�. Of those astronauts she trained, one was Kalpana Chawla, a member of the crew lost in the Columbia disaster.

She holds graduate and undergraduate degrees in four sciences: Astronomy, Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics, and she is "fluent" in several more, including Geology and Anatomy. She obtained her various degrees from Austin Peay State University in Clarksville, TN and Vanderbilt University in Nashville, TN.

Stephanie is currently retired from space work. She now happily "passes it forward," teaching math and science via numerous media including radio, podcasting, and public speaking, as well as working with SIGMA, the science fiction think tank, while writing science fiction mysteries based on her knowledge, experience, and travels.

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