On a book page, this tab will allow you to add a book to one of your lists.
Please login or register to use this feature.
9780887842054_cover Enlarge Cover
0 of 5
0 ratings
rated!
rated!
list price: $29.95
edition:Hardcover
category: Science
published: Feb 2007
ISBN:9780887842054

Too Far from Home /hc

A Story of Life and Death in Space

by Chris Jones

reviews: 0
tagged:
add a tag
Please login or register to use this feature.
astrophysics & space science
0 of 5
0 ratings
rated!
rated!
list price: $29.95
edition:Hardcover
category: Science
published: Feb 2007
ISBN:9780887842054
Description

In February 2003, American astronauts Donald Pettit and Kenneth Bowersox and Russian flight engineer Nikolai Budarin were on a routine fourteen-week mission maintaining the International Space Station. But then the space shuttle Columbia exploded far beneath them. With the launch program suspended indefinitely, these astronauts had suddenly lost their ride back to earth.

Too Far from Home chronicles the efforts of the beleaguered mission controls in Houston and Moscow as they worked frantically against the clock, ultimately settling on a plan that felt, at best, like a long shot. Latched to the side of the space station was a Russian-built Soyuz TMA-1 capsule, the rocket equivalent of a 1976 Gremlin. Despite the inherent danger, the Soyuz became the only hope to return Bowersox, Budarin, and Pettit home. Their harrowing journey back to earth is a powerful reminder that space travel remains an incredibly dangerous pursuit.

About the Author
Chris Jones was named Canada's outstanding young journalist while working at the National Post. His first book, Falling Hard: A Rookie's Year in Boxing (Anansi), was shortlisted for the Trillium Book Award. In 2005, he won the National Magazine Award for Feature Writing for the Esquire story that became the basis for his book Out of Orbit. Chris Jones lives in Ottawa and is a contributing editor of Esquire magazine.
Author profile page >

Out of print

This edition is not currently available in bookstores. Check your local library or search for used copies at Abebooks.

Buy the e-book:

Reader Reviews

Sign Up or Sign In to add your review or comment.

Related Blog Posts

User Activity

X
Contacting facebook
Please wait...