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    • Go, Flight!

    • The Unsung Heroes of Mission Control, 1965–1992 (Outward Odyssey: A People's History of Spaceflight)
    • By: Rick Houston, J. Milt Heflin
    • Narrated by: John Gagnepain
    • Length: 14 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 56
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 52
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 52

    At first glance, it looks like just another auditorium in just another government building. But among the talented men (and later women) who worked in mission control, the room located on the third floor of Building 30—at what is now Johnson Space Center—would become known by many as "the Cathedral." These members of the space program were the brightest of their generations, making split-second decisions that determined the success or failure of a mission.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Good book, with some interesting insights

    • By Joe on 12-29-17

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Wheels Stop: The Tragedies and Triumphs of the Space Shuttle Program, 1986-2011

    • Outward Odyssey: A People's History of Space
    • By: Rick Houston
    • Narrated by: James Killavey
    • Length: 17 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 234
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 220
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 219

    Humanity's first reusable spacecraft and the most complex machine ever built, NASA's space shuttle debuted with great promise and as a dependable source of wonder and national pride. But with the Challenger catastrophe in 1986, the whole space shuttle program came into question, as did NASA itself, so long an institution that was seemingly above reproach. Wheels Stop tells the stirring story of how, after the Challenger disaster, the space shuttle not only recovered but went on to perform its greatest missions.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Finished it in three days!

    • By Ken on 01-07-16

    Regular price: $24.95