The Outrageous Tales of A Space Shuttle AstronauteBook
In 1978, the first group of space shuttle astronauts, 29 men and six women, were introduced to the world. USAF Colonel Mike Mullane was a member of this astronaut class, and this is his story. Mullane strips the heroic veneer from the astronaut corps and paints them as they are--human, with tales of military flyboys, feminist pioneers and post-doc scientists. He portrays every aspect of the astronaut experience, and is brutally honest in his criticism of a NASA leadership whose bungling would precipitate the Challenger disaster.--From publisher description.
Publisher: New York : Scribner
Copyright Date: ©2006
Branch Call Number: eBOOK OVERDRI
Characteristics: text file 1 online resource