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Wheels Stop: The Tragedies and Triumphs of the Space Shuttle Program, 1986-2011 (Outward Odyssey: A People's History of Spaceflight) Hardcover – 1 Dec 2013

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  • Hardcover: 456 pages
  • Publisher: University of Nebraska Press (1 Dec. 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0803235348
  • ISBN-13: 978-0803235342
  • Product Dimensions: 3.8 x 16.5 x 24.1 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
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"When we talk about the Space Shuttle, we talk about the people. Author Rick Houston's work here takes it a step further. He reaches to the heart and soul of the people."--Milt Heflin, former lead Space Shuttle flight director and chief of the flight director office--Milt Heflin (03/05/2013)

"With the Space Shuttle program now at an end, documenting the amazing thirty-year career of these iconic orbiters holds an untold amount of historical importance. Spaceflight isn't easy, people pay in blood and sweat to make it happen. Author Rick Houston lends a voice to some of the key people involved in what is not only an American treasure but a global superstar."--Chris Bergin, managing editor, NASASpaceflight.com--Chris Bergin (03/05/2013)

"Rick Houston skillfully recounts the Shuttle program from a front row center seat, full of engaging, first person accounts--direct from the flight deck and the vacuum of space during some of the program's wildest spacewalks. From triumph to tragedy and back again, this book is the next best thing to being there."--Dr. Scott Parazynski, five-time shuttle astronaut and Everest mountaineer--Dr. Scott Parazynski (04/02/2013)

"Rick Houston skillfully recounts the shuttle program from a front row center seat, full of engaging, first person accounts--direct from the flight deck and the vacuum of space during some of the program's wildest spacewalks. From triumph to tragedy and back again, this book is the next best thing to being there."--Dr. Scott Parazynski, five-time shuttle astronaut and Everest mountaineer--Dr. Scott Parazynski (04/02/2013)

When we talk about the Space Shuttle, we talk about the people. Author Rick Houston s work here takes it a step further. He reaches to the heart and soul of the people. Milt Heflin, former lead Space Shuttle flight director and chief of the flight director office--Milt Heflin (03/05/2013)"

With the Space Shuttle program now at an end, documenting the amazing thirty-year career of these iconic orbiters holds an untold amount of historical importance. Spaceflight isn t easy, people pay in blood and sweat to make it happen. Author Rick Houston lends a voice to some of the key people involved in what is not only an American treasure but a global superstar. Chris Bergin, managing editor, NASASpaceflight.com--Chris Bergin (03/05/2013)"

When we talk about the Space Shuttle, we talk about the people. Author Rick Houston s work here takes it a step further. He reaches to the heart and soul of the people. Milt Heflin, former lead Space Shuttle flight director and chief of the flight director office--Milt Heflin (03/05/2013)"

With the Space Shuttle program now at an end, documenting the amazing thirty-year career of these iconic orbiters holds an untold amount of historical importance. Spaceflight isn t easy, people pay in blood and sweat to make it happen. Author Rick Houston lends a voice to some of the key people involved in what is not only an American treasure but a global superstar. Chris Bergin, managing editor, NASASpaceflight.com--Chris Bergin (03/05/2013)"

"When we talk about the Space Shuttle, we talk about the people. Author Rick Houston's work here takes it a step further. He reaches to the heart and soul of the people."--Milt Heflin, former lead Space Shuttle flight director and chief of the flight director office--Milt Heflin (03/05/2013)

"With the Space Shuttle program now at an end, documenting the amazing thirty-year career of these iconic orbiters holds an untold amount of historical importance. Spaceflight isn't easy, people pay in blood and sweat to make it happen. Author Rick Houston lends a voice to some of the key people involved in what is not only an American treasure but a global superstar."--Chris Bergin, managing editor, NASASpaceflight.com--Chris Bergin (03/05/2013)

"Houston focuses on themes and makes extensive (and effective) use of oral histories provided by astronauts and others."--J. Z./I>--J. Z. Kiss"CHOICE" (06/01/2014)

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“When we talk about the Space Shuttle, we talk about the people. Author Rick Houston’s work here takes it a step further. He reaches to the heart and soul of the people.”―Milt Heflin, former lead Space Shuttle flight director and chief of the flight director office

(Milt Heflin)

“With the Space Shuttle program now at an end, documenting the amazing thirty-year career of these iconic orbiters holds an untold amount of historical importance. Spaceflight isn’t easy, people pay in blood and sweat to make it happen. Author Rick Houston lends a voice to some of the key people involved in what is not only an American treasure but a global superstar.”―Chris Bergin, managing editor, NASASpaceflight.com

(Chris Bergin)

"[An] enthusiastic portrayal of the heroic age of American space travel."―Publishers Weekly
(Publishers Weekly)

"Houston focuses on themes and makes extensive (and effective) use of oral histories provided by astronauts and others."―J. Z. Kiss, CHOICE
(J. Z. Kiss CHOICE)

"Houston preserves the candid reflections of some who wrote the shuttle's story aloft, and their exultations and confessions are reason enough to fly with them until "wheels stop.""―Air and Space
(Air and Space)

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This book provides a good overview of the Shuttle missions post the Challenger disaster. The nature of the way it has been compiled seemed a bit disjointed to me but the personal comments by former Shuttle astronauts are revealing.
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Great book great read lots of info but I didn't finish it returned it because it was far too expensive so I'm praying the price, drops drastically then ill rebuy it.
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Item as described, many thanks.
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Really good book
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