Bringing Columbia Home

The Untold Story of a Lost Space Shuttle and Her Crew

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Author: Michael D. Leinbach,Jonathan H. Ward

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1628728523

Category: Science

Page: 400

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Timed to release for the 15th Anniversary of the Columbia space shuttle disaster, this is the epic true story of one of the most dramatic, unforgettable adventures of our time. On February 1, 2003, Columbia disintegrated on reentry before the nation’s eyes, and all seven astronauts aboard were lost. Author Mike Leinbach, Launch Director of the space shuttle program at NASA’s John F. Kennedy Space Center was a key leader in the search and recovery effort as NASA, FEMA, the FBI, the US Forest Service, and dozens more federal, state, and local agencies combed an area of rural east Texas the size of Rhode Island for every piece of the shuttle and her crew they could find. Assisted by hundreds of volunteers, it would become the largest ground search operation in US history. This comprehensive account is told in four parts: Parallel Confusion Courage, Compassion, and Commitment Picking Up the Pieces A Bittersweet Victory For the first time, here is the definitive inside story of the Columbia disaster and recovery and the inspiring message it ultimately holds. In the aftermath of tragedy, people and communities came together to help bring home the remains of the crew and nearly 40 percent of shuttle, an effort that was instrumental in piecing together what happened so the shuttle program could return to flight and complete the International Space Station. Bringing Columbia Home shares the deeply personal stories that emerged as NASA employees looked for lost colleagues and searchers overcame immense physical, logistical, and emotional challenges and worked together to accomplish the impossible. Featuring a foreword and epilogue by astronauts Robert Crippen and Eileen Collins, and dedicated to the astronauts and recovery search persons who lost their lives, this is an incredible, compelling narrative about the best of humanity in the darkest of times and about how a failure at the pinnacle of human achievement became a story of cooperation and hope.

Columbia

Final Voyage

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Author: Philip Chien

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 038727149X

Category: Science

Page: 454

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In ‘Columbia: Final Voyage’ aerospace writer Philip Chien, who has over 20 years’ experience covering the US space program, provides a unique insight into the crew members who lost their lives in the Columbia disaster. Chien interviewed all seven crew members several times and got to know them as individuals. He reviews in detail their training, their scientific work and other activities during their successful 16-day flight, the background of the accident itself and a detailed first-hand account of what happened that fateful day in February 2003. The author provides a comprehensive and personal look at both the Columbia astronauts and the STS-107 mission, together with a behind-the-scenes account of other people involved in the mission and their personal reactions to the accident. Forward by Jonathan B. Clark, widower of Columbia astronaut Laurel Clark Introduction by Apollo 11 astronaut Buzz Aldrin

Fiscal Year 1998 NASA Authorization, Parts I-VI

Hearings Before the Subcommittee on Space and Aeronautics of the Committee on Science, U.S. House of Representatives, One Hundred Fifth Congress, First Session, March 4, 12, 13, 19, and April 9 and 10, 1997

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Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Science. Subcommittee on Space and Aeronautics

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Electronic books

Page: 675

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Liftoff

An Astronaut Commander's Countdown for Purpose-Powered Leadership

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Author: Rick Searfoss

Publisher: Morgan James Publishing

ISBN: 1630476633

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 240

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Learn and apply scores of practical, empowering, and career-boosting leadership keys from a truly out-of-this-world leader and astronaut. You should feel the need to lead! In todays business world, our teams face daunting challenges in producing real results supporting a greater purpose. Your company, team, community, and family count on you to exercise meaningful, execution-oriented leadership. If you do, you will succeed in your Missions that Matter. As a leader in the dynamic, stressful, and sometimes dangerous endeavor of human space exploration, Astronaut Rick Searfoss has had many unique experiences. However, the success principles he applied in commanding the most complex and successful human space research mission ever are universal. They apply to any venture. The inspiration for "Liftoff" came when Colonel Searfoss met Dr. Stephen R. Covey, author of The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, who counseled, Youve got over twenty-five years of experience in what American businesses need more than anything else: leadership and teamwork. Share it. Since then, Colonel Searfoss has done just that, as a noted leadership speaker and consultant. "Liftoff" shares the keen insights of an astronaut commander leading the way. It will enable you to: Employ a proven, balanced-leadership model in support of a greater purpose. Drive stellar operational results with a comprehensive, objective-centric execution system. Apply a countdown of twelve purposeful performance principles for outstanding outcomes. Strengthen your ability to lead and perform at the front lines to achieve mission success. The author also shares a myriad of thrilling, inspiring, and relevant stories, told from the extraordinary perspective of one of a mere handful of humans whove ever been in space. Should you launch your leadership to the highest level possible? Absolutely, so lets light this candle and lift off to success!,

Bringing Human Rights Home

A History of Human Rights in the United States

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Author: Cynthia Soohoo,Catherine Albisa,Martha F. Davis

Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press

ISBN: 081222079X

Category: History

Page: 411

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Throughout its history, America's policies have alternatively embraced human rights, regarded them with ambivalence, or rejected them out of hand. The essays in this volume put these shifting political winds into a larger historical perspective, from the country's very beginnings to the present day.

Home Rule and Reorganization in the District of Columbia

Hearings Before the Judiciary Subcommittee of the Committee on the District of Columbia, House of Representatives, Eighty-first Congress, First Session, on H. R. 28, H. R. 2505, H. R. 4981, and S. 1527, to Provide for Home Rule and Reorganziation in the District of Columbia. June 28, 29, July 7, 14, 15, 20, 22, 25, and 27, 1949

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Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on the District of Columbia

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Washington (D.C.)

Page: 446

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Bringing Home the Dharma

Awakening Right Where You Are

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Author: Jack Kornfield

Publisher: Shambhala Publications

ISBN: 083482762X

Category: Religion

Page: 304

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If you want to find inner peace and wisdom, you don't need to move to an ashram or monastery. Your life, just as it is, is the perfect place to be. Jack Kornfield, one of America's most respected Buddhist teachers, shares this and other key lessons gleaned from more than forty years of committed study and practice. Topics include: • How to cultivate loving-kindness, compassion, joy, and equanimity • Conscious parenting • Spirituality and sexuality • The way of forgiveness • Committing ourselves to healing the suffering in the world Bringing Home the Dharma includes simple meditation practices for awakening our buddha nature—our wise and understanding heart—amid the ups and downs of our ordinary daily lives.

Bringing It Home

A Nurse Discovers the World Beyond the Hospital

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Author: Tilda Shalof

Publisher: McClelland & Stewart

ISBN: 0771080018

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 304

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ICU nurse and bestselling author Tilda Shalof learns what nursing beyond the hospital really means. For the 350,000 professional nurses in Canada and 3 million in the US; readers of Atul Gawande's award-winning books and The American Nurse by Carole Jones. In her latest book, ICU nurse Tilda Shalof leaves the hospital behind to accompany the nurses who work in homes, from mansions to shacks to the streets, all across the country. Working with the Victorian Order of Nurses, a Canadian not-for-profit organization that provides home and community care, Tilda meets a wide variety of nursing professionals who offer untraditional care, sometimes in unlikely settings. This book not only describes a personal journey, but it also brings to light new health care issues. North America is on the cusp of change as the needs of our aging population put pressure on our health care system; more people need care in their homes and community supports to stay well. Yet this book is not just about caring for our elderly; Tilda also discovers how nurses care for people with a home, living on the street, for teen parents, returning soldiers with PTSD, those with physical disabilities, sex trade workers, and complex pediatrics. Shalof tells her story with her usual engaging, conversational style, and with this book, she continues to enlighten, surprise, and entertain readers. A portion of the proceeds from this book benefit The Victorian Order of Nurses.