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Sky walking : an astronaut's memoir

Author: Tom Jones
Publisher: New York : Smithsonian Books/Collins, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : First Smithsonian books paperback editionView all editions and formats
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Astronaut Tom Jones had trained for years for one climactic moment: his first step through an airlock into the vast nothingness of space. What neither he nor anyone else had counted on was a door that refused to open. But that is the nature of spaceflight--anything can, and sometimes does, go wrong. Ultimately, Jones spent fifty-two days orbiting Earth, including more than nineteen hours outside during  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Tom Jones; Tom Jones
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Tom Jones
ISBN: 9780060884369 0060884363
OCLC Number: 123439046
Description: xiv, 369 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 24 cm
Contents: pt. 1. Earth : No way out --
Astronauts wanted: travel required --
Who's got the right stuff? --
Countdown to first flight --
Seeing earth in a new way --
Final count --
pt. 2. Shuttle : Earth and sky --
The only man available --
Back in the pool --
Go for EVA! --
Through the fire --
pt. 3. Station : The International Space Station --
A clash of cultures --
Destiny --
Rendezvous --
Stepping out --
High steel in orbit --
Sky walking --
Reentry --
Shock waves --
Epilogue : A new odyssey --
Appendix : Mission statistics.
Responsibility: Tom Jones.

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Astronaut Tom Jones had trained for years for one climactic moment: his first step through an airlock into the vast nothingness of space. What neither he nor anyone else had counted on was a door that refused to open. But that is the nature of spaceflight--anything can, and sometimes does, go wrong. Ultimately, Jones spent fifty-two days orbiting Earth, including more than nineteen hours outside during extravehicular activity--that is, sky walking. -- Back cover.
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