Forever Young: A Life of Adventure in Air and Space [NOOK Book]

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He walked on the Moon. He flew six space missions in three different programs--more than any other human. He served with NASA for more than four decades. His peers called him the "astronaut's astronaut."

Enthusiasts of space exploration have long waited for John Young to tell the story of his two Gemini flights, his two Apollo missions, the first-ever Space Shuttle flight, and the first Spacelab mission. Forever Young delivers all that and more: Young's personal journey from ...

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Forever Young: A Life of Adventure in Air and Space

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Overview

He walked on the Moon. He flew six space missions in three different programs--more than any other human. He served with NASA for more than four decades. His peers called him the "astronaut's astronaut."

Enthusiasts of space exploration have long waited for John Young to tell the story of his two Gemini flights, his two Apollo missions, the first-ever Space Shuttle flight, and the first Spacelab mission. Forever Young delivers all that and more: Young's personal journey from engineering graduate to fighter pilot, to test pilot, to astronaut, to high NASA official, to clear-headed predictor of the fate of Planet Earth.

Young, with the assistance of internationally distinguished aerospace historian James Hansen, recounts the great episodes of his amazing flying career in fascinating detail and with wry humor. He portrays astronauts as ordinary human beings and NASA as an institution with the same ups and downs as other major bureaucracies. He frankly discusses the risks of space travel, including what went wrong with the Challenger and Columbia shuttles.

Forever Young is one of the last memoirs produced by an early American astronaut. It is the first memoir written by a chief of the NASA astronaut corps. Young's experiences and candor make this book indispensable to everyone interested in the U.S. space program.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780813042817
  • Publisher: University Press of Florida
  • Publication date: 9/16/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 424
  • Sales rank: 256,439
  • File size: 4 MB

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  • Posted October 28, 2012

    Great read about astronaut John Young!

    My only complaint is there are too many inaccuracies in the book. Some should have been caught by a good editor (wrong flight numbers, dates off -- ex 1994 instead of 2004) but when I read that the ill-fated Columbia flight was docked with the International Space Station for 16 days then I must question the accuracy of other details.

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    Posted October 20, 2012

    Ivy ( 7:48 )

    Aw. :c poor jack. :P

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 20, 2012

    Skull

    Skylar had to go. She should be back by now. Im all alone.

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