By Philip Chien, Illus. with photos
In 'Columbia: ultimate Voyage' aerospace author Philip Chien, who has over two decades' adventure overlaying the united states area software, offers a different perception into the group contributors who misplaced their lives within the Columbia catastrophe. Chien interviewed all seven staff participants a number of instances and obtained to understand them as participants. He reports intimately their education, their clinical paintings and different actions in the course of their winning 16-day flight, the heritage of the twist of fate itself and an in depth first-hand account of what occurred that fateful day in February 2003. the writer presents a complete and private examine either the Columbia astronauts and the STS-107 project, including a behind-the-scenes account of different humans excited about the project and their own reactions to the coincidence. ahead via Jonathan B. Clark, widower of Columbia astronaut Laurel Clark. creation via Apollo eleven astronaut Buzz Aldrin.
__________Книга посвящена членам экипажа, погибшим во время последнего полёта шаттла "Колумбия". Филип Чейн, более 20 лет пишущий на тему космонавтики, неоднократно брал интервью у всех семи астронавтов и успел узнать их как личностей. В книге подробно описываются тренировки астронавтов, их научная и другая деятельность во время 16-дневного полёта, а также причины трагедии, происшедшей 1 февраля 2003 года. Приводится реакция лиц, имевших отношение к этому полёту. Введение написано астронавтом Эдвином Олдрином.
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His mother taught at Texas Tech and didn’t want to follow his father back to San Diego for another shipboard tour. While growing up in Guam, McCool met Lani, the woman who would become the love of his life. McCool attended Guam South Elementary/Middle School and Lani was at another school, but they went together to Japan on the same school tour. ” The next year McCool moved to Lubbock, Texas, but Willie and Lani stayed in touch, and after Lani’s first marriage ended, they reunited. “It was as if we’d never parted and we continued right where we’d left off,” according to Lani.
He said, “I wasn’t comfortable from the standpoint of myself to the 32 WILLIE McCOOL: RUNNING MAN other person. I have no qualms about doing it for the betterment of science to my crewmates because it’s for data. But the folks who volunteer to do it so I can [learn how to] stick a needle in them, I feel bad for them. ” McCool had plenty of training, drawing blood from hundreds of volunteers. ” McCool’s optimism even extended to the mission’s many delays, as he watched several astronauts in his class get assigned to flights after him, but then fly before he flew.
The payload crew] is very knowledgeable about the payloads; I really don’t have any concerns about being able to run all of these. I feel really blessed with all the talent we have on our crew. I’m just really looking forward to working with these folks and getting to know them better as we go through the training flow. ” Little did he know at that point they would spend an additional two years together because of the many delays to come. The crew was put together well before the 9/11 terrorist attacks, but even then there was talk about the additional security concerns because STS-107 had an Israeli crewmember.
Columbia, final voyage: the last flight of NASA's first space shuttle by Philip Chien, Illus. with photos