Off the Planet: Surviving Five Perilous Months Aboard the Space Station MIR

Jerry M. Linenger

Anno: 1999
Rilegatura: Hardback
Pagine: 272 p.
Testo in ENG
Dimensioni: 233 x 157 mm
Peso: 550 gr.
  • EAN: 9780071361125
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It was like nothing on Earth. 'An unvarnished account of his near-disastrous stay, in 1997, on Russia's creaky space engrossing report that NASA's publicity machine will bemoan' - "Booklist". '[Linenger's] frank, personable prose shows readers what it's like to be an astronaut - or at least to be this particular astronaut, trying, along with his Russian companions, to live and work with good humor on an 11-year-old, half-broken, famously flammable space station as its air fills with antifreeze that is leaking out of shoddy cooling lines; - "Publishers Weekly". 'NASA astronaut Linenger spent five months aboard the Russian space station Mir, a spacecraft operating far beyond its design life. His personal account vividly captures the challenges and privation he endured both before and during his flight' - "Library Journal".