Book ID: CBB519313177

Bringing Columbia Home: The Untold Story of a Lost Space Shuttle and Her Crew (2018)


Leinbach, Michael D. (Author)
Ward, Jonathan H. (Author)
Crippen, Robert L (Author)
Collins, Eileen (Author)

Arcade Publishing

Publication Date: 2018
Physical Details: xii + 356 pp.
Language: English

On February 1, 2003, Columbia disintegrated on reentry before the nation's eyes, and all seven astronauts aboard were lost. Author Mike Leinbach, Launch Director of the space shuttle program at NASA's John F. Kennedy Space Center was a key leader in the search and recovery effort as NASA, FEMA, the FBI, the US Forest Service, and dozens more federal, state, and local agencies combed rural east Texas for every piece of the shuttle they could find. Assisted by hundreds of volunteers, it would become the largest ground search operation in US history. Leinbach shares the deeply personal stories that emerged as NASA employees looked for lost colleagues and searchers overcame immense physical, logistical, and emotional challenges to bring home the remains of the crew and nearly 40 percent of shuttle, an effort that was instrumental in piecing together what happened so the shuttle program could return to flight and complete the International Space Station. (Worldcat)

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Review Joseph Romito (Spring 2018) Review of "Bringing Columbia Home: The Untold Story of a Lost Space Shuttle and Her Crew". Air Power History (pp. 55-56). unapi

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Authors & Contributors
Harris, Scott
Tell, Dave
Bailey, Jerry
Rowland, Robert
Reddin, Paul
Dreer, Francis
American Heritage of Invention and Technology
Research in the History of Technology
Railroad History
History and Technology
Technikgeschichte: Beiträge zur Geschichte der Technik und Industrie
Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences
Haynes Pub.
Dorling Kindersley Ltd.
Whitman Publishing LLC
History Press
Smithsonian Institution Scholarly Press
MBI Publishing Co.
Space programs
Space research and exploration
Space shuttle
Space travel; space flight
Lozino-Lozinskiy, Gleb Evgeniyevich
Earhart, Amelia
United States
Soviet Union
Union Station (Washington, D.C.)
20th century
20th century, late
21st century
United States. National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Pennsylvania Railroad
United States Air Force

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