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

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

Label
The astronaut maker : how one mysterious engineer ran human spaceflight for a generation
Title
The astronaut maker
Title remainder
how one mysterious engineer ran human spaceflight for a generation
Statement of responsibility
Michael Cassutt
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"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"--
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Cassutt, Michael
Dewey number
  • 629.4092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
TL789.85.A333
LC item number
C37 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Abbey, George
  • United States
  • United States
  • Aerospace engineers
  • Government executives
Label
The astronaut maker : how one mysterious engineer ran human spaceflight for a generation, Michael Cassutt
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 423-439) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
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
Control code
on1005188277
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xix, 460 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781613737002
Lccn
2017060552
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)1005188277
Label
The astronaut maker : how one mysterious engineer ran human spaceflight for a generation, Michael Cassutt
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 423-439) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
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
Control code
on1005188277
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xix, 460 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781613737002
Lccn
2017060552
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)1005188277

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