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Category: Science and Technology -> Astronomy and Space -> Inventory #27572
My Countdown : The Story Behind My Husband's Spaceflight
De Winne, Lena
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Publisher: Apogee Books
Place: Canada
Year: 2010
Edition: First English Edition
ISBN: 9781926837093
Binding: Paperback
Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall
Book Condition: New
Jacket Condition: New
The author has the distinction of being the only wife of a European astronaut who has also worked in the area of human spaceflight. Her story is told from a unique perspective. Lena De Winne provides a first-hand account of the ins and outs of the complex astronaut spaceflight system. This book captures the individual stories of crewmembers Roman Romanenko, Bob Thirsk, Frank De Winne and their spouses Julia, Brenda and Lena, as they prepare and embark on a unique spaceflight mission. Delivered with raw emotional intensity, it reads like a novel, sharing the aspirations, anguish, surprises and disappointments of its subjects. Yet it is resolutely biographical, offering a vivid recollection of events as they happened. An easy but precise overview of space science and technology is also provided. Readers will not only become familiarised with the human space flight program, they will also be left with an exhilarating sense of having been a part of the adventure. The book is suffused with an intimacy and honesty that renders the lives of the crew and their spouses in an unprecedented light. 172pp.
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