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Shuttle, Houston : my life in the center seat of Mission Control / Paul Dye.

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Bethlehem Area Public Library System.
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Record details

  • ISBN: 9780316454575
  • ISBN: 0316454575
  • Physical Description: xviii, 302 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Hachette Books, 2020.

Content descriptions

General Note:
Includes index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Prelude: The last time -- The most complex flying machine ever built -- Spaceflight 101 -- Being a flight controller -- Getting selected-the chosen few -- Becoming flight -- Plan, train, fly -- Shuttle Mir -- SRTM and the mast -- Life in Mission Control -- Return to flight -- Thirty-year learning curve -- Leadership in a high-risk business.
Summary, etc.:
"In the tradition of Chris Kraft's Flight and Gene Kranz's Failure Is Not an Option, from the longest-serving Flight Director in NASA's history, a revealing look at the high-stakes work of Mission Control that tells the inside story of the Space Shuttle program that has redefined our relationship with space"-- Provided by publisher.
Dye, NASA's longest-serving Flight Director, examines the split-second decisions that the directors and astronauts were forced to make in a field where mistakes are unthinkable, and where errors led to the loss of national resources-- and more importantly, one's crew. From the powerful fiery ascent to the majesty of on-orbit operations to the high-speed and critical re-entry and landing of a hundred-ton glider, he provides a compelling look inside the Space Shuttle missions and explores the determined personalities, technological miracles, and eleventh-hour saves that have given us human spaceflight. -- adapted from jacket
Subject: Dye, Paul (Paul F.)
Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center > Officials and employees > Biography.
United States. National Aeronautics and Space Administration > Officials and employees > Biography.
Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center. Flight Operations Directorate > History.
United States. National Aeronautics and Space Administration > History.
Space Shuttle Program (U.S.) > History.
Aerospace engineers > United States > Biography.
Astronautics > United States > History.
Genre: Autobiographies.

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