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  • Into the Black: The Extraordinary Untold Story of the First Flight of the Space Shuttle Columbia and the Astronauts Who Flew Her | Rowland White,Richard Truly

    Into the Black: The Extraordinary Untold Story of the First Flight of the Space Shuttle Columbia and the Astronauts Who Flew Her

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Rowland White, Richard Truly
    • Narrated By Eric Meyers
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    Using interviews, NASA oral histories, and recently declassified material, Into the Black pieces together the dramatic untold story of the Columbia mission and the brave people who dedicated themselves to help the United States succeed in the age of space exploration. On April 12, 1981, NASA's Space Shuttle Columbia blasted off from Cape Canaveral. It was the most advanced, state-of-the-art flying machine ever built, challenging the minds and imagination of America's top engineers and pilots.

    John says: "Great Story About a Flawed Spacecraft"
  • Vulcan 607 | Rowland White

    Vulcan 607

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By Rowland White
    • Narrated By Roy McMillan
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    Random House presents the audiobook edition of Vulcan 607 by Rowland White, read by Roy McMillan. It was to be one of the most ambitious operations since 617 Squadron bounced their revolutionary bombs into the dams of the Ruhr Valley in 1943.... When Argentine forces invaded the Falklands in the early hours of 2 April 1982, Britain's military chiefs were faced with a real-life Mission Impossible.

  • Into the Black | Rowland White

    Into the Black

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Rowland White
    • Narrated By Eric Meyers
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    On 12th April 1981 a revolutionary new spacecraft blasted off from Florida on her maiden flight. NASA's Space Shuttle Columbia was the most advanced flying machine ever built - the high watermark of post-war aviation development. A direct descendant of the record-breaking X-planes the likes of which Chuck Yeager had tested in the skies over the Mojave Desert, Columbia was a winged rocket plane, the size of an airliner, capable of flying to space and back before being made ready to fly again.

    S. Perry says: "A Terrific, Entertaining Listen"
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