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Flight: My Life in Mission Control

Flight: My Life in Mission Control

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{detailed description}"Flight" is the stirring account of the U.S. space program from its infancy to its greatest triumphs-written by the one man was there for it all, Christopher Columbus Kraft, Jr., the first NASA flight director. Born in a small town that no longer exists, Chris Kraft didn't let anything hold him back. After excelling in school and earning a coveted position at Virginia Polytechnic Institute, Chris Kraft graduated and went on to play an integral part in what would become the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). Using his knowledge of aeronautics and engineering, Kraft oversaw the design of the space modules, rocket launches, and, as it became clear that a command centre and chain of command were needed, he created Mission Control. Chris Kraft was there to witness all the behind-the-scenes intrigue, near disasters, calculated gambles, and flat-out luck that came with each unprecedented foray into space from the early 1960s to well after Neil Armstrong landed on the moon in 1969.
The great heroes of the space program-Alan Shepard, John Glenn, Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin, Jim Lovell, and Frank Borman-are shown in all their glory and in their darkest hours. Relive the moments that captured the imagination of the world in a book that examines the greatest achievements to date in the history of American space flight.
{Author / Publisher / Date}by Chris Kraft
published by Dutton 2001 1st edn. 371pp illustrated, index 16x23
{condition}fine, d/j very good
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