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Author Dean, Margaret Lazarus, 1972-

Title Leaving orbit : notes from the last days of American spaceflight / Margaret Lazarus Dean.

Imprint Minneapolis, Minn. : Graywolf Press, [2015]


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 PHS Non-Fiction  629.4 DEAN    ---  Available
Description 317 p. : ill. ; 21 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 307-309).
Indexed In: Library Journal, April 2015
Pub Weekly, March 2015
Kirkus Starred, March 2015
Booklist, April 2015
Choice, November 2015
Summary "Leaving Orbit takes the measure of what American spaceflight has achieved while reckoning with its earlier witnesses, such as Norman Mailer, Tom Wolfe, and Oriana Fallaci. Along the way, Dean meets NASA workers, astronauts, and space fans, gathering possible answers to the question: What does it mean that a spacefaring nation won't be going to space anymore? An elegy to the waning days of human spaceflight as we have known it"--Provided by publisher.
Audience Adult Follett School Solutions.
Subject United States. National Aeronautics and Space Administration.
Space flight.
Space shuttles -- Accidents.
Outer space -- Exploration -- United States.
ISBN 9781555977092

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