Too Far From Home

A Story of Life and Death in Space
eAudio - unabridged
Audio (10.88 hours)
Product Number: Z100011767
Released: Mar 06, 2007
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781415936863
Narrator/s: Erik Davies
Publisher: Books on Tape
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An incredible true-life adventure set on the most dangerous frontier of all-outer space For a special breed of individual, the call of space is worth the risk it entails: men such as U.S. astronauts Donald Pettit and Kenneth Bowersox, and Russian flight engineer Nikolai Budarin, who in November 2002 left on what was to be a routine fourteen-week mission maintaining the International Space Station. But then, on February 1, 2003, the Columbia exploded beneath them. With the launch program suspended indefinitely, these astronauts had suddenly lost their ride home. TOO FAR FROM HOME chronicles the efforts of the beleaguered Mission Controls in Houston and Moscow as they work frantically against the clock to bring their men safely back to Earth. Chris Jones writes beautifully of the majesty and mystique of space travel, while reminding us all how perilous it is to soar beyond the sky.

Author(s): Chris Jones
Genre: Science, History
Original Publish Date: Mar 06, 2007

All formats/editions

Author(s): Chris Jones
Genre: Science, History
Product Number EB00148870
Released: Dec 27, 2013
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: Anchor
ISBN: #9780385521901

Professional reviews

"Chris Jones explores what it takes not just to be an astronaut, but to live in space for an extended period of time. When the crew of Expedition 6 was unexpectedly stranded on the International Space Station in the wake of Columbia's ashes, they managed to keep it together long enough to safely return home. Through Expedition 6, Jones explains the origins of the Space Station, shining further light upon the international history of space exploration. Erik Davies holds to a serious and steady tone throughout his performance. More assertive than intense, his voice gracefully tackles both the detailed and nuanced factual information alongside the more personable aspects of the book. L.E. (c) AudioFile 2007, Portland, Maine"

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