The book Final Countdown: NASA and the End of the Space Shuttle Program
by Pat Duggins. ISBN: 978-0-8130-3384-6
"Final Countdown artfully merges excellent reporting with great writing to chronicle the highs and lows of the Space Shuttle program, along with rare astronaut anecdotes about what it's really like to fly to space and back."--Craig Covault, senior editor of Aviation Week & Space Technology
Journalist Pat Duggins, National Public Radio's resident "space expert," chronicles the planning stages of the shuttle program in the early 1970s, the thrills of the first flight in 1981, construction of the International Space Station in the 1990s, and the decision in the early 2000s to shut it down.
This product was added to our catalog on Wednesday 15 July, 2009.