The Outrageous Tales of A Space Shuttle AstronautBook - 2006
In 1978, the first group of space shuttle astronauts, 29 men and six women, were introduced to the world. USAF Colonel Mike Mullane was a member of this astronaut class, and this is his story. Mullane strips the heroic veneer from the astronaut corps and paints them as they are -- human, with tales of military flyboys, feminist pioneers and post-doc scientists. He portrays every aspect of the astronaut experience, and is brutally honest in his criticism of a NASA leadership whose bungling would precipitate the Challenger disaster. --From publisher description.
Publisher: New York : Scribner, c2006
Characteristics: ix, 368 p. : ill. ; 24 cm