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