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Author Dean, Margaret Lazarus, 1972- author.

Title Leaving orbit : notes from the last days of American spaceflight / Margaret Lazarus Dean.

Publication Info. Minneapolis, Minnesota : Graywolf Press, [2015]
©2015

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 Bristol, Main Library - Non Fiction  629.4097 DEAN    Check Shelf
 Enfield, Main Library - Adult Department  629.4097 DEA    Check Shelf
 Glastonbury, Welles-Turner Memorial Library - Adult Department  629.409 DEAN    Check Shelf
 Manchester, Main Library - Non Fiction  629.4097 DEAN    Check Shelf
 New Britain, Main Library - Non Fiction  629.409 DEA    Check Shelf
 Newington, Lucy Robbins Welles Library - Adult Department  629.4097 DEAN    Check Shelf
 Plainville Public Library - Non Fiction  629.4097 DEA    Check Shelf
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 University of Saint Joseph: Pope Pius XII Library - Standard Shelving Location  629.4 D282L    Check Shelf

Description 317 pages, 2 unnumbered leaves of plates : illustrations ; 21 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 307-309).
Contents Prologue: Air and space -- The beginnings of the future : this is Cape Canaveral -- What it felt like to walk on the Moon -- Good-bye, Discovery -- A brief history of the future -- Good-bye, Endeavour -- A brief history of spacefarers -- Good-bye, Atlantis -- The end of the future : wheel stop -- The future -- Epilogue -- Timeline of American spaceflight -- Judge's afterword / Robert Polito.
Summary Leaving Orbit takes the measure of what American spaceflight has achieved while reckoning with its earlier witnesses, such as Norman Mailer, Tom Wolfe, and Oriana Fallaci. Along the way, Dean meets NASA workers, astronauts, and space fans, gathering possible answers to the question: What does it mean that a spacefaring nation won't be going to space anymore? An elegy to the waning days of human spaceflight as we have known it.
Awards Graywolf Press Nonfiction Prize.
Subject Outer space -- Exploration -- United States.
Space Shuttle Program (U.S.)
United States. National Aeronautics and Space Administration.
Space flight.
Space shuttles -- Accidents.
Quality or Trade Paperback.
Technology & Industrial Arts.
Aeronautics & Astronautics.
Americas (North Central South West Indies)
Military -- Aviation.
USA. National Aeronautics and Space Administration. (DE-588)2294-9
Space-shuttle. (DE-588)4420719-0
Added Author Polito, Robert, 1951- author of afterword.
ISBN 9781555977092 (pbk.)
155597709X (pbk.)
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