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Off the Planet: Surviving Five Perilous Months Aboard the Space Station Mir

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IT WAS LIKE NOTHING ON EARTH.

"An engrossing report that NASA’s publicity machine will bemoan." —Booklist

"NASA astronaut Linenger spent five months aboard the Russian space station Mir, a spacecraft operating far beyond its design life. His personal account vividly captures the challenges and privation he endured both before and during his flight." —Library Journal

On January 12, 1997, Dr. Jerry M. Linenger took off aboard the Space Shuttle Atlantis, en route to an historic rendezvous with the Russian Space Station Mir.

But when he finally boarded Mir and took his first tour around the dark, ramshackle, and decaying space station, reminiscent of "six school buses all hooked together," Linenger knew he was in for a rough ride. Little did he know just how rough it would be, or how many brushes with death he and his Russian colleagues would face over the next 132 days…

The first complete and uncensored account of one of the most dangerous missions in the history of manned space travel Off the Planet is Dr. Jerry Linenger’s dramatic account of space exploration turned survival mission. Not since Apollo 13 has an American astronaut faced so many catastrophic malfunctions and life-threatening emergencies in one mission—and lived to tell about it.

Synopsis:

An engrossing report.--Booklist Vividly captures the challenges and privations Dr. Linenger endured both before and during his flight.--Library Journal One of the most gripping space survival stories of the 20th century is now available in paperback. Few episodes in man's exploration of space can compare to Off the Planet--Dr. Jerry Linenger's dramatic account of space exploration turned survival mission during his 132 days aboard the decaying and unstable Russian space station Mir. Not since Apollo 13 has an American astronaut faced so many catastrophic malfunctions and life-threatening emergencies in one mission. In his remarkable narrative, Linenger chronicles power outages that left the crew in complete darkness, tumbling out of control; chemical leaks and near collisions that threatened to rupture Mir's hull; and most terrifying of all--a raging fire that almost destroyed the space station and the lives of its entire crew.

Synopsis:

“An engrossing report.”—Booklist“Vividly captures the challenges and privations [Dr. Linenger] endured both before and during his flight.”—Library JournalOne of the most gripping space survival stories of the 20th century is now available in paperback. Few episodes in man’s exploration of space can compare to Off the Planet—Dr. Jerry Linenger’s dramatic account of space exploration turned survival mission during his 132 days aboard the decaying and unstable Russian space station Mir.Not since Apollo 13 has an American astronaut faced so many catastrophic malfunctions and life-threatening emergencies in one mission. In his remarkable narrative, Linenger chronicles power outages that left the crew in complete darkness, tumbling out of control; chemical leaks and near collisions that threatened to rupture Mir’s hull; and most terrifying of all—a raging fire that almost destroyed the space station and the lives of its entire crew.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780071372305
Subtitle:
Surviving Five Perilous Months Aboard the Space Station Mir
Author:
Linenger, Jerry M.
Author:
Linenger, Jerry M.
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Companies
Subject:
General
Subject:
History
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Aeronautics & Astronautics
Subject:
Astronomy
Subject:
Astronauts
Subject:
Scientists - Astronauts
Subject:
Astronomy - General
Subject:
Space Station Mir,Linenger,Russian Space Station,aboard,NASA astronaut Linenger,mission,account,Planet,rough,history,Jerry,spacecraft operating
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1
Publication Date:
December 2000
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
9.00x6.00x.77 in. .89 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , An engrossing report.--Booklist Vividly captures the challenges and privations Dr. Linenger endured both before and during his flight.--Library Journal One of the most gripping space survival stories of the 20th century is now available in paperback. Few episodes in man's exploration of space can compare to Off the Planet--Dr. Jerry Linenger's dramatic account of space exploration turned survival mission during his 132 days aboard the decaying and unstable Russian space station Mir. Not since Apollo 13 has an American astronaut faced so many catastrophic malfunctions and life-threatening emergencies in one mission. In his remarkable narrative, Linenger chronicles power outages that left the crew in complete darkness, tumbling out of control; chemical leaks and near collisions that threatened to rupture Mir's hull; and most terrifying of all--a raging fire that almost destroyed the space station and the lives of its entire crew.
"Synopsis" by , “An engrossing report.”—Booklist“Vividly captures the challenges and privations [Dr. Linenger] endured both before and during his flight.”—Library JournalOne of the most gripping space survival stories of the 20th century is now available in paperback. Few episodes in man’s exploration of space can compare to Off the Planet—Dr. Jerry Linenger’s dramatic account of space exploration turned survival mission during his 132 days aboard the decaying and unstable Russian space station Mir.Not since Apollo 13 has an American astronaut faced so many catastrophic malfunctions and life-threatening emergencies in one mission. In his remarkable narrative, Linenger chronicles power outages that left the crew in complete darkness, tumbling out of control; chemical leaks and near collisions that threatened to rupture Mir’s hull; and most terrifying of all—a raging fire that almost destroyed the space station and the lives of its entire crew.
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