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The Resource Leaving orbit : notes from the last days of American spaceflight, Margaret Lazarus Dean

Leaving orbit : notes from the last days of American spaceflight, Margaret Lazarus Dean

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Leaving orbit : notes from the last days of American spaceflight
Title
Leaving orbit
Title remainder
notes from the last days of American spaceflight
Statement of responsibility
Margaret Lazarus Dean
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Notes from the last days of American spaceflight
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Language
eng
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
Awards note
Graywolf Press Nonfiction Prize.
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YDXCP
Illustrations
  • illustrations
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Index
no index present
LC call number
TL521.312
LC item number
.D43 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Leaving orbit : notes from the last days of American spaceflight, Margaret Lazarus Dean
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Leaving orbit : notes from the last days of American spaceflight, Margaret Lazarus Dean
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 307-309)
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue: Air and space -- The beginnings of the future : this is Cape Canaveral -- What it felt like to walk on the Moon -- Good-bye, Discovery -- A brief history of the future -- Good-bye, Endeavour -- A brief history of spacefarers -- Good-bye, Atlantis -- The end of the future : wheel stop -- The future -- Epilogue -- Timeline of American spaceflight -- Judge's afterword / Robert Polito
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Dimensions
21 cm
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Extent
317 pages, 2 unnumbered leaves of plates
Isbn
9781555977092
Lccn
2014960047
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)889165129

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