By Philip Chien, Illus. with photos
In 'Columbia: ultimate Voyage' aerospace author Philip Chien, who has over two decades' adventure protecting the USA area software, offers a special perception into the workforce contributors who misplaced their lives within the Columbia catastrophe. Chien interviewed all seven group individuals numerous instances and acquired to understand them as contributors. He experiences intimately their education, their medical paintings and different actions in the course of their profitable 16-day flight, the heritage of the twist of fate itself and an in depth first-hand account of what occurred that fateful day in February 2003. the writer offers a entire and private examine either the Columbia astronauts and the STS-107 venture, including a behind-the-scenes account of different humans excited about the venture and their own reactions to the coincidence. ahead by way of Jonathan B. Clark, widower of Columbia astronaut Laurel Clark. creation by means of Apollo eleven astronaut Buzz Aldrin.
__________Книга посвящена членам экипажа, погибшим во время последнего полёта шаттла "Колумбия". Филип Чейн, более 20 лет пишущий на тему космонавтики, неоднократно брал интервью у всех семи астронавтов и успел узнать их как личностей. В книге подробно описываются тренировки астронавтов, их научная и другая деятельность во время 16-дневного полёта, а также причины трагедии, происшедшей 1 февраля 2003 года. Приводится реакция лиц, имевших отношение к этому полёту. Введение написано астронавтом Эдвином Олдрином.
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There are so many things to look forward to. In series—I’m looking forward to the launch and getting on orbit and getting going—getting the ball rolling. Float for extended periods and experience that again. I’m looking forward to the great views we’ll have out the window. I’m looking forward to executing the plan that everybody’s worked so hard to put together over so many months. It’s always a great thing when you work hard on something to see it come to fruition. It will be really nice to get up and put this plan in action and watch it unfold.
Some folks did have headaches and things like that. Even with the investigations, they couldn’t come to any conclusive decision whether or not there was an air-quality problem. But they made some changes to enhance the airflow regardless of whether we had a problem. In the FGB it was not something that was noticeable when you went in, in terms of air quality. [The STS-96 crew] raised [air quality] as a possibility. We didn’t come back saying that we thought the air quality was all that bad. ” A group of businesses and individuals underwrote the cost for a VIP homecoming trip, also extending invitations to Husband’s crewmates.
I think they’re going to have a great mission, I know they’ll really enjoy it. ” 23 24 CHAPTER 2 In his role as the safety lead, Husband monitored the mission closely. He said, “I think we’re in pretty good shape. I just got back from the flight readiness review in Florida. For all of the different systems that the folks talked about, I didn’t have any significant concerns. The people seem to be doing a really good job staying on top of the issues with all of their respective systems. ” He added, “I’m pretty happy working my [support] job right now, it’s pretty interesting working as the safety guy.