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The astronaut maker : how one mysterious engineer ran human spaceflight for a generation / Michael Cassutt.

Cassutt, Michael, (author.).
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  • 4 of 7 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

Current holds

1 current hold with 7 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Batesville Mem. PL - Batesville 920 ABBEY GEORGE (Text) 34706001612003 Non-Fiction 900-999 Available -
Fulton Co PL - Rochester Main Library 921 ABB (Text) 33187004411811 Nonfiction Available -
Jay Co PL - Portland B A124c (Text) 76383000461934 Adult New Shelf, B Available -
Mooresville PL - Mooresville 921 ABB (Text) 37323005409993 NONFIC On holds shelf -
Newburgh Chandler PL - Bell Road Library 921 ABBEY (Text) 39206021510001 New Materials Available -
West Lafayette PL - West Lafayette 921 Abbey, George W. S. (Text) 31951004320054 Main Floor - New Arrivals Checked out 11/17/2018
Zionsville PL - Hussey-Mayfield Memorial 629.4092 CASSUTT (Text) 33946003377517 New Books . 2nd Floor Checked out 11/21/2018

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781613737002
  • ISBN: 1613737009
  • Physical Description: xix, 460 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: Chicago, Illinois : Chicago Review Press Incorporated, [2018]

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 423-439) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Part I: "Don't send me there" -- October sky -- The Abbeys -- Annapolis -- Air Force -- Dyna-Soar -- Boeing -- Part II: "Before this decade is out" -- Destination: Moon -- North American Aviation -- Houston and the Manned Spacecraft Center -- Astronaut Abbey -- The Phillips Report -- Flight -- Countdown -- Ashes -- Commitment -- From the Earth to the Moon -- Challenge -- One week in August -- Part III: "The quintessential staffer" -- Mission accomplished -- Apollo 13 -- Stability -- Gravity -- The Space Shuttle -- The Soviets -- Skylab -- The Ace Moving Company -- Apollo-Soyuz -- Part IV: "Ten consecutive miracles followed by an Act of God" -- The right stuff -- The next generation -- Approach and landing -- Thirty-five new guys -- Problems -- Those other astronauts -- STS-1 -- Part V: "Go at throttle up" -- The used spaceship -- Operational flight -- Frequent flying -- 1984 -- The breaking point -- The day the Earth stood still -- Recovery -- Marooned -- Part VI: "A national quasi-emergency" -- PEPCON -- The Space Exploration Initiative -- Synthesis -- Space Council -- Dan Goldin -- Space cowboys -- Redesign -- Hubble rescue -- A space odyssey -- Return to the JSC -- Part VII: "Together to the stars " -- A new direction -- The total equation -- Crises on Mir -- First element -- End game -- The journey continues.
Summary, etc.:
"One of the most elusive and controversial figures in NASA's history, George W.S. Abbey was called "the Dark Lord," "the Godfather," and "UNO" (unidentified NASA official) by those within NASA. From young pilot and wannabe astronaut to engineer, bureaucrat, and finally director of the Johnson Space Center ("mission control"), Abbey's story has never been fully told--until now. This fascinating account takes readers inside NASA to learn the real story of how Abbey rose to power and wielded it out of the spotlight. Informed by countless hours of interviews with Abbey and his family, friends, adversaries, and former colleagues, The Astronaut Maker is the ultimate insider's account of ambition and power politics at NASA"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Abbey, George, 1932-
United States. National Aeronautics and Space Administration > Officials and employees > Biography.
United States. National Aeronautics and Space Administration > Management > History.
Aerospace engineers > United States > Biography.
Government executives > United States > Biography.
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY > Science & Technology.
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING > Aeronautics & Astronautics.
SCIENCE > Astrophysics & Space Science.
Genre: Biographies.

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