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Too Far From Home

A Story of Life and Death in Space
Autor: Chris Jones
Sprecher: Erik Davies
Spieldauer: 10 Std. und 53 Min.
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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 US astronauts Donald Pettit and Kenneth Bowersox, and Russian flight engineer Nikolai Budarin, who in November 2002 left on what was to be a routine 14-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.

©2007 Chris Jones (P)2007 Random House Inc. Random House Audio, a division of Random House Inc.

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"[Jones'] story combines gripping narrative and strongly defined characters....Jones' reporting is filled with details of life aboard the space station...That sort of frank talk enhances readers' identification with the astronauts, making their drama all the more engrossing." ( Publishers Weekly)

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Inspiring and incredible

As someone who is just discovering his growing interest in the subject this book is one of the few that are written so as to make the listening easy and very enjoyable. it would be the first one someone should listen to interested in the subject.