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Author Mullane, R. Mike.

Title Riding rockets : the outrageous tales of a space shuttle astronaut / Mike Mullane.

Imprint New York : Scribner, c2006.


Location Call No. Status
 PAS Central Library Non-Fiction, 1st Floor    92 MULLANE,R    Available
Description ix, 368 p., [8] p. of plates : ill. ; 24 cm.
Summary 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.
Subject Mullane, R. Mike.
Space Shuttle Program (U.S.)
Astronauts -- United States -- Biography.
ISBN 0743276825 : $26.00
Standard No. 9780743276825 (hardcover) 52600

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