|Title:||Before lift-off : the making of a space shuttle crew|
|Authors:||Henry S.F. Cooper|
|Publisher:||Baltimore (United States) : The Johns Hopkins University Press, 1987|
|Series:||New series in NASA history|
|ISBN / ISSN / EAN :||978-0-8018-3524-7|
|Bibliography note:||Includes index|
|Subjects:||Astronauts--Training of--United States|
For eight days in October 1984, seven men and women orbited the Earth on Space Shuttle Mission 41-G. The mission had begun a year earlier, however, with the selection of its crew.
"Before lift-off" is the extraordinary day-to-day story of these astronauts training and flight and is as close as most of us will ever come to flying on the space shuttle.
"New Yorker" writer Henry Cooper obtained unprecedented permission from NASA to follow completion of its mission. He was even given access to the heart of the training program: the crew's sessions in the shuttle mission simulators.
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. It would be Captain Robert Crippen's fourth space flight, his second command in six months, and Sally Ride's second shuttle voyage. For rookies David Leestma, Jon McBride, and Kathy Sullivan, and for two payloads specialists, the experience would mark an initiation into the most elite of groups -those people who have ventured into space.
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|Barcode||Call number||Media type||Location||Section||Status||Donated by||Digital Bookplate|
|009629||TL850.C66 1987||Book||ISU Library||Main collection||Available|