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Leaving Orbit: Notes from the Last Days of American Spaceflight
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Publisher Audible Studios on Brilliance audio
Publication date May 17, 2016
Binding CD/Spoken Word
Edition Mp3 una
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9781522605270
ISBN-10 1522605274
Dimensions 0.25 by 5.25 by 6.50 in.
Weight 0.15 lbs.
Original list price $9.99
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Winner of the Graywolf Press Nonfiction Prize, a breathtaking elegy to the waning days of human spaceflight as we have known it.

In the 1960s humans took their first steps away from Earth—and for a time our possibilities in space seemed endless. But in a time of austerity, and in the wake of high-profile disasters like Challenger, that dream has ended. In early 2011, Margaret Lazarus Dean traveled to Cape Canaveral for NASA's last three space shuttle launches in order to bear witness to the end of an era. With Dean as our guide to Florida's Space Coast and to the history of NASA, Leaving Orbit takes the measure of what American spaceflight has achieved while reckoning with its earlier witnesses, such as Norman Mailer, Tom Wolfe, and Oriana Fallaci. Along the way Dean meets NASA workers, astronauts, and space fans, gathering possible answers to the question: What does it mean that a spacefaring nation won't be going to space anymore?

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With Margaret Lazarus Dean | Mp3 una edition from Audible Studios on Brilliance audio (May 17, 2016)
9781522605270 | details & prices | 5.25 × 6.50 × 0.25 in. | 0.15 lbs | List price $9.99
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