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Go, Flight!: The Unsung Heroes of Mission Control, 1965–1992 (Outward Odyssey: A People's History of Spaceflight) by [Houston, Rick, Heflin, Milt]
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A great read both for fans for spaceflight and for scholars interested in a social history of Mission Control."" - Margaret Weitekamp, Quest

""Milt Heflin did it all, from helping recover Apollo crews returning from the moon to overseeing the first make-or-break repair of the Hubble Space Telescope. Heflin’s insight and experience shine in his and coauthor Rick Houston’s Go, Flight!, a firsthand glimpse into the fascinating world of mission control."" - William Harwood, CBS News space reporter

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The inspiration for the documentary Mission Control: The Unsung Heroes of Apollo

At first glance, it looks like just another auditorium in just another government building. But among the talented men (and later women) who worked in mission control, the room located on the third floor of Building 30—at what is now Johnson Space Center—would become known by many as “the Cathedral.” These members of the space program were the brightest of their generations, making split-second decisions that determined the success or failure of a mission. The flight controllers, each supported by a staff of specialists, were the most visible part of the operation, running the missions, talking to the heavens, troubleshooting issues on board, and, ultimately, attempting to bring everyone safely back home.

None of NASA’s storied accomplishments would have been possible without these people. Interviews with dozens of individuals who worked in the historic third-floor mission control room bring the compelling stories to life. Go, Flight! is a real-world reminder of where we have been and where we could go again given the right political and social climate.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 6867 KB
  • Print Length: 367 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0803269374
  • Publisher: University of Nebraska Press (1 December 2015)
  • Sold by: Amazon Australia Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B016VNHSKO
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #276,569 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)

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