Bringing Columbia Home: The Untold Story of a Lost Space by Michael D. Leinbach,Jonathan H. Ward,Crippen Robert

By Michael D. Leinbach,Jonathan H. Ward,Crippen Robert

Mike Leinbach used to be the release director of the distance commute software whilst Columbia disintegrated on reentry prior to a nation’s eyes on February 1, 2003. And it'd be Mike Leinbach who will be a key chief within the seek and restoration attempt as NASA, FEMA, the FBI, the USA woodland provider, and dozens extra federal, kingdom, and native companies combed a space of rural east Texas the dimensions of Rhode Island for each piece of the commute and her team they can locate. Assisted by means of countless numbers of volunteers, it's going to turn into the biggest floor seek operation in US history.

For the 1st time, here's the definitive inside of tale of the Columbia catastrophe and restoration and the inspiring message it finally holds. within the aftermath of tragedy, humans and groups got here jointly to assist deliver domestic the is still of the workforce and approximately forty percentage of travel, an attempt that was once instrumental in piecing jointly what occurred so the trip application may well go back to flight and entire the foreign area Station. Bringing Columbia Home stocks the deeply own tales that emerged as NASA staff sought for misplaced colleagues and searchers overcame huge actual, logistical, and emotional demanding situations and labored jointly to complete the impossible.

Featuring a foreword and epilogue by way of astronauts Robert Crippen and Eileen Collins, this can be a massive narrative approximately better of humanity within the darkest of occasions and approximately how a failure on the top of human fulfillment grew to become a narrative of cooperation and hope.

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