Columbia - Final Voyage

The Last Flight of NASA's First Space Shuttle

Philip Chien

Columbia  - Final VoyageAbout 400 people have had the opportunity to fly in space over the past 45 years. Only a few are famous or household names — primarily the ones who have flown on historic missions, and the ones who died. It’s regrettable that we remember the Apollo 1, Challenger, and Columbia crews primarily because of their deaths.

In contrast, most astronauts remain relatively anonymous people. In this book Philip Chien takes a passionate look at the people who flew on Columbia’s last mission. Not just as astronauts—but as people. Most reporters considered STS-107 to be a “boring non-newsworthy mission.” But Philip Chien went to the effort to get to know the astronauts and their mission in detail because they were important as human beings and their mission was important even if it wasn’t as historic as some other flights.

This book will tell you about the real people who flew on STS-107 and their mission.

From the Foreword by Buzz Aldrin.

Table of Contents Foreword by Jonathan B. Clark
Introduction by Buzz Aldrin

Extent: 432 pages
Binding: CB & J
Publication Date: January 2006
ISBN: 978-0-387-27148-4

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