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Author Clemons, Jack (Engineer), author.

Title Safely to earth : the men and women who brought the astronauts home / Jack Clemons.

Publication Info. Gainesville : University Press of Florida, [2018]


Location Call No. Status
 PAS Central Library Non-Fiction, 3rd Floor  New Shelf  629.454 CLE    Available
1 copy being processed for PAS Central Library On Order.
Description 264 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 243-247) and index.
Contents Pre-flight briefing -- Prep for launch -- Countdown -- Liftoff mission one: catching Apollo -- Liftoff mission two: Space Shuttle first flights -- Reentry and landing -- Appendix A: Questions people ask about Apollo and the Space Shuttle -- Appendix B: Featured missions.
Summary In this one-of-a-kind memoir, Jack Clemons―a former lead engineer in support of NASA―takes readers behind the scenes and into the inner workings of the Apollo and Space Shuttle programs during their most exciting years. Discover the people, the events, and the risks involved in one of the most important parts of space missions: bringing the astronauts back home to Earth.
Subject Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center -- Employees -- Anecdotes.
Manned space flight -- History.
Space flight to the moon.
Genre/Form Anecdotes.
ISBN 9780813056029 (hardcover) $24.95
0813056020 (hardcover) $24.95

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