Bringing Columbia home

the untold story of a lost space shuttle and her crew
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Columbia (Spacecraft), Space vehicles, Recovery, Accidents, Space shuttles, Space vehicle accidents, Astro
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On February 1, 2003, Columbia disintegrated on reentry before the nation"s eyes, and all seven astronauts aboard were lost. Author Mike Leinbach, Launch Director of the space shuttle program at NASA"s John F. Kennedy Space Center was a key leader in the search and recovery effort as NASA, FEMA, the FBI, the US Forest Service, and dozens more federal, state, and local agencies combed rural east Texas for every piece of the shuttle they could find. Assisted by hundreds of volunteers, it would become the largest ground search operation in US history. Leinbach shares the deeply personal stories that emerged as NASA employees looked for lost colleagues and searchers overcame immense physical, logistical, and emotional challenges to bring home the remains of the crew and nearly 40 percent of shuttle, an effort that was instrumental in piecing together what happened so the shuttle program could return to flight and complete the International Space Station.

StatementMichael D. Leinbach and Jonathan H. Ward ; foreword by astronaut Robert Crippen ; epilogue by astronaut Eileen Collins
ContributionsWard, Jonathan H., author, Crippen, Robert L., writer of introduction, Collins, Eileen (Eileen Marie), 1956- writer of afterword
Classifications
LC ClassificationsTL867 .L45 2018
The Physical Object
Paginationxii, 356 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL26942631M
ISBN 101628728515
ISBN 139781628728514
LC Control Number2017046190
OCLC/WorldCa1007502386

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The book also reminded me of the spirit of the American people who selflessly worked together to help NASA in its hour of greatest need/5(). Leinbach, who as NASA's launch director gave the go for the STS mission to lift off 16 days before tragedy struck on re-entry, shares his part, and many others, in "Bringing Columbia Home: The.

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Arcade, $ (p) ISBN   Bringing Columbia Home, a new book by former NASA Launch Director Mike Leinbach and space historian Jonathan Ward, is the first in-depth look at the aftermath of the Space Shuttle Columbia disaster.

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Bringing Columbia Home / posted in: Book Review, Reading Bringing Columbia Home: The Untold Story of a Lost Space Shuttle and Her Crew by Michael D. Leinbach, Jonathan H. Ward on January 2, Genres: Historical, Nonfiction Format: eBook Source: Owned Setting: United States Mike Leinbach was the launch director of the space shuttle program when Columbia disintegrated on reentry before.

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On February 1,Columbia disintegrated on reentry before the nation’s eyes, and all seven astronauts aboard were lost. Author Mike Leinbach, Launch Director of the space shuttle program at NASA’s John F.

Kennedy Space Center was a key leader in the search and recovery effort as NASA. Bringing Columbia Home is the story of how many, many agencies, thousands of private citizens joined with NASA personnel and others to do the unthinkable: reverentially recover remains, respectfully gather remnants.

Entire communities joined in doing what they could, whether it was as grid searchers or it was serving sweet tea to the weary. Columbia, like her sister shuttles, lived at Kennedy Space Center when she was not in orbit.

An orbiter might fly three times in a year, for an annual total of five to six weeks in orbit. The rest of the time, our ground teams at Kennedy took care of people knew the actual flight hardware bet.

Bringing Columbia Home Launch directors book tells shuttles final story. CAPE CANAVERAL — From his Launch Control Center console 15 years ago on Feb. 1, Mike Leinbach watched the shuttle. Bringing Columbia Home shares the deeply personal stories that emerged as NASA employees looked for lost colleagues and searchers overcame immense physical, logistical, and emotional challenges and worked together to accomplish the ing a foreword and epilogue by astronauts Robert Crippen and Eileen Collins, and dedicated to the.

Bringing Columbia Home by Michael D. Leinbach,available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide/5(K). Former Space Shuttle Launch Director Mike Leinbach and space historian Jonathan Ward will be signing copies of their new book, “Bringing Columbia Home: The Untold Story of a Lost Space Shuttle and Her Crew” at the American Space Museum beginning at on Saturday, January Coming out at the 15th anniversary of the Columbia [ ].But from the tragedy emerged a more hopeful and inspiring story that is the focus of a new book co-written by Leinbach: Bringing Columbia Home: The Untold Story of a Lost Space Shuttle and Her Crew.