Astronaut Maker: How One Mysterious Engineer Ran Human Spaceflight for a Generation

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Chicago Review Press, 1.8.2018 - 480 sivua
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One of the most elusive and controversial figures in NASA's history, George W. S. Abbey was called "the Dark Lord," "the Godfather," and "UNO" (unidentified NASA official) by those within NASA. From young pilot and wannabe astronaut to engineer, bureaucrat, and finally director of the Johnson Space Center ("mission control"), Abbey's story has never been fully told—until now. This fascinating account takes readers inside NASA to learn the real story of how Abbey rose to power and wielded it out of the spotlight. Informed by countless hours of interviews with Abbey and his family, friends, adversaries, and former colleagues, The Astronaut Maker is the ultimate insider's account of ambition and power politics at NASA.
 

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Astronaut Maker Author: Michael Cassutt Publisher: Chicago Review Press Incorporated Date: 2018 Lue koko arvostelu

The Astronaut Maker: How One Mysterious Engineer Ran Human Spaceflight for a Generation

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Cassutt (coauthor of We Have Capture) traces the arc of American space flight in this captivating biography of a NASA figure largely unknown to the general public despite his essential contributions ... Lue koko arvostelu

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ThirtyFive New Guys
Problems
Those Other Astronauts
STS1
Go at Throttle Up
The Used Spaceship
Operational Flight
Frequent Flying

North American Aviation
Houston and the Manned Spacecraft Center
Astronaut Abbey
The Phillips Report
Flight
Countdown
Ashes
Commitment
From the Earth to the Moon
Challenge
One Week in August
The Quintessential Staffer
Mission Accomplished
Apollo 13
Stability
Gravity
The Space Shuttle
The Soviets
Skylab
The Ace Moving Company
ApolloSoyuz
Ten Consecutive Miracles Followed by an Act of God
The Right Stuff
The Next Generation
Approach and Landing
1984
The Breaking Point
The Day the Earth Stood Still
Recovery
Marooned
A National QuasiEmergency
PEPCON
The Space Exploration Initiative
Synthesis
Space Council
Dan Goldin
Space Cowboys
Redesign
Hubble Rescue
51A Space Odyssey
Return to
A New Direction
The Total Equation
Crises on
First Element
End Game
The Journey Continues
Acknowledgments Notes
Together to the Stars
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Michael Cassutt is the coauthor of Deke!, the autobiography of astronaut Donald K. "Deke" Slayton, and We Have Capture, the autobiography of astronaut Lt. Gen. Thomas Stafford and the author of three editions of Who's Who in Space (1987, 1993, 1999) as well as five space-themed novels and 30 short stories published in Isaac Asimov's Science Fiction and elsewhere. He has contributed numerous articles to Air & Space/Smithsonian and other publications and has appeared as a space history expert in documentaries for the History Channel. As a television writer and producer, Cassutt has been a member of the writing team of a dozen different series, from Twilight Zone to Max Headroom to The Dead Zone. He is currently co-executive producer of SyFy Channel's series Z Nation and is developing a drama titled Captain Cosmos with George R. R. Martin, of Game of Thrones. He lives in Los Angeles.

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