Off The Planet: Surviving Five Perilous Months Aboard The Space Station MIR

Off The Planet: Surviving Five Perilous Months Aboard The Space Station MIR
By:Linenger, Jerry;
Pub Date:January 13th 2000
Format:Hardback 272 pages
ISBN:007136112X / 9780071361125
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"An engrossing report."--Booklist "Vividly captures the challenges and privations [Dr. Linenger] endured both before and during his flight."--Library Journal Nothing on earth compares to Off the Planet--Dr. Jerry Linenger's dramatic account of space exploration turned survival mission during his 132 days aboard the decaying and unstable Russian space station Mir. Not since Apollo 13 has an American astronaut faced so many catastrophic malfunctions and life-threatening emergencies in one mission. In his remarkable narrative, Linenger chronicles power outages that left the crew in complete darkness, tumbling out of control; chemical leaks and near collisions that threatened to rupture Mir's hull; and most terrifying of all--a raging fire that almost destroyed the space station and the lives of its entire crew.


Table of contents

Part I: On the Planet.

Looking Upward.

Becoming an Astronaut.

Hello, Russia.

Hanging Out in Star City.

Training, Russian Style.

Tomorrow, Mir.

Crew Quarters.

Off to Work.

Part II: Off the Planet.

Docking a One-Hundred-Ton Space Shuttle.

My First Days on Mir.

The Arrival of Vasily and Sasha.

"Fire!"

An Attempted Coverup.

Cosmonatus, Da! Mission Control, Nyet!

The Glories of Earth Gazing.

Profound Isolation.

Escaping a Near-Death Collision.

Housekeeping in Space.

Hurtling Into Nothingness.

Broken Trust.

Taking a Stroll.

Going Home.

Even the Air Tastes Sweet.

Part III: Back on the Planet.

Home at Last.

Getting Back on My Feet.

Aftershock.

"Are You Glad You Flew on Mir?"


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