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Aug 04, 2020 - 23:34 PMBy Chris Jones

An incredible, true life adventure set on the most dangerous frontier of all outer space In the nearly forty years since Neil Armstrong walked on the moon, space travel has come to be seen as a routine enterprise at least until the shuttle Columbia disintegrated like the Challenger before it, reminding us, once again, that the dangers are all too real.Too Far from HomAn incredible, true life adventure set on the most dangerous frontier of all outer space In the nearly forty years since Neil Armstrong walked on the moon, space travel has come to be seen as a routine enterprise at least until the shuttle Columbia disintegrated like the Challenger before it, reminding us, once again, that the dangers are all too real.Too Far from Home vividly captures the hazardous realities of space travel Every time an astronaut makes the trip into space, he faces the possibility of death from the slightest mechanical error or instance of bad luck a cracked O ring, an errant piece of space junk, an oxygen leak There are a myriad of frighteningly probable events that would result in an astronaut s death In fact, twenty one people who have attempted the journey have been killed.Yet for a special breed of individual, the call of space is worth the risk Men such as U.S astronauts Donald Pettit and Kenneth Bowersox, and Russian flight engineer Nikolai Budarin, who in November 2002 left on what was to be a routine fourteen week mission maintaining the International Space Station.But then, on February 23, 2003, the Columbia exploded beneath them Despite the numerous news reports examining the tragedy, the public remained largely unaware that three men remained orbiting the earth 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, ultimately settling on a plan that felt, at best, like a long shot.Latched to the side of the space station was a Russian built Soyuz TMA 1 capsule, whose technology dated from the late 1960s in 1971 a malfunction in the Soyuz 11 capsule left three Russian astronauts dead Despite the inherent danger, the Soyuz became the only hope to return Bowersox, Budarin, and Pettit home 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.
  • Title: Too Far From Home: A Story of Life and Death in Space
  • Author: Chris Jones
  • ISBN: 9780385514651
  • Page: 169
  • Format: Hardcover

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Petra X Aug 04, 2020 - 23:34 PM
It s a very entertaining book for such a harrowing story The astronauts Donald Pettit, Kenneth Bowersox and the cosmonaut Nikolai Budarin were on a 14 week mission on the International Space Station when the Columbia shuttle blew up, killing all seven people on board and leaving the men on the ISS with no way of getting home They lived a day to day existence, making the food last and hoping that NASA would come through in time They did, the three of them squashed into a little capsule and shooti [...]
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Karen Aug 04, 2020 - 23:34 PM
Like the JFK assassination, Challenger explosion and 9 11, space shuttle Columbia s tragic end is one of those where were you when events that was so shocking that it made an indelible mark on Americans collective memory While Too Far From Home retraces some aspects of our history in space, this historic story whose details were new to me in many ways starts upon the demise of space shuttle Columbia Perhaps it was well known at the time, but I hadn t realized the seriousness of the dilemma NASA [...]
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Grumpus Aug 04, 2020 - 23:34 PM
This is based upon the audio download from Audible Narrated by Erik DaviesImagine being stranded in the International Space Station not knowing when the next shuttle is coming to take you home This is story of two U.S astronauts and one cosmonaut after the shuttle Columbia was destroyed upon re entry in the earth s atmosphere and NASA s efforts to bring them home.
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Deedee Aug 04, 2020 - 23:34 PM
3.5 starsI was surprised when I first started reading this book I had expected it to be technical Instead, alot of the book was how does it feel , and I wondered, how does Chris Jones know how it feels Reading the acknowledgements, I found out the astronauts involved were thanked for being particularly generous with their time.The frame of the book was this After Columbia burnt up in the atmosphere on February 1, 2003, the American shuttle fleet was grounded until the cause of the disaster coul [...]
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Lisa Kren Aug 04, 2020 - 23:34 PM
I actually worked with Don Pettit, one of the American astronauts at NASA He s an amazing guy and the book hardly does the entire experience justice Hearing the encounter from him, the man who was ACTAULLY on board, makes the book pale in comparison This is something that should not soon be forgotten A very, VERY scary mission a very close call My best to you your family, Don
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Bree Aug 04, 2020 - 23:34 PM
Oh, that all nonfiction were this well written.
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Katie Aug 04, 2020 - 23:34 PM
This was less technical and beautiful than I expected Which is not to say it wasn t informative I learned about the American and Russian space programs than I thought I wanted to know And I confirmed that I never, ever, ever want to go into space But I m glad others do, and I m glad Chris Jones wrote about them.
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Christopher Aug 04, 2020 - 23:34 PM
When the space shuttle Columbia disintegrated over the central United States in February 2003, the accident stranded the three crewmembers of the International Space Station without their intended ride home to earth The Expedition 6 crew Nikolai Budarin, Ken Bowersox and Don Pettit was originally supposed to return to earth in March 2003 aboard space shuttle Atlantis But, the Columbia accident grounded the space shuttle fleet for than two years , and Expedition 6 was forced to return in a Soyuz [...]
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Kirk Battle Aug 04, 2020 - 23:34 PM
This is a frank discussion about the perils of space travel and life on the international space station It s framed around the Columbia disaster and the subsequent grounding of the American shuttle fleet, which left the three residents stranded for a period of months until the Russians could send up replacements Since there s not much drama to the frame, just a tragic accident and growing anxiety, the book s highlights tend to be the elaborate stories and chronicling of past experiences in the s [...]
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Amy Aug 04, 2020 - 23:34 PM
When the Columbia made her final descent into fire on February 1, 2003, the seven who died aboard weren t the only astronauts affected by it Aboard the International Space Station, the crew of Expedition Six Commander Ken Bowersox, Flight Engineer Nikolai Budarin, and Science Officer Don Pettit suddenly found themselves stuck without a ride home, at least for the time being This book is their story, as well as the story of the Columbia, and of the mission controllers in Houston and Moscow who wo [...]
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Ryan Aug 04, 2020 - 23:34 PM
Really interesting ride It s a history of the two astronauts and one cosmonaut who were stuck on the International Space Station after the space shuttle Columbia burned up on re entry in 2003 Because all shuttles were grounded for a couple years, their ride home had to be jury rigged via Russian space capsule a few months longer than they d planned If the premise doesn t seem interesting, the way that Jones writes about space, being in space, and what it means should make you pick up the book he [...]
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Marsha Aug 04, 2020 - 23:34 PM
Chris Jones writes about astronauts Donald Pettit, Kenneth Bowersox and Nikolai Budarin, who lost their ride home from the International Space Station when the Columbia shuttle heading back to earth was accidentally destructed on its descent with seven astronauts aboard in 2003.Like a mystery, Jones keeps the reader in suspense as to how and when these men might be returned to earth.This book is an in depth look at how dangerous space travel is and the challenges needed to try and keep astronaut [...]
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Martin Aug 04, 2020 - 23:34 PM
How come I never knew about this story Why didn t the press cover it at all Probably because a deft hand like the author s wasn t available to tell it The narrative is almost dreamlike, from a complete trance induced point of view, which makes it a worthy way of relaying this incredible story, plucked from the galaxy of incredible stories that comprise the amazing space program that awestruck me in my youth I learned things about the program I never knew, and the author really gets into the hear [...]
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April Aug 04, 2020 - 23:34 PM
Really, this book should have just been about Don Pettit He s awesome I think if there wasn t so much about him and his wife in here it wouldn t have been as good of a read He carried the story Read it if you re really into astronauts and their sort of day to day stuff, because it wasn t a gripping suspenseIS MAY BE SPOILERY IF YOU RE VERY SENSITIVE AND DON T GOOGLE COOL PEOPLE MID BOOK.This book lost a star for not being whatever suspenseful crazy story it s advertised The bit about losing thei [...]
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Christopher Aug 04, 2020 - 23:34 PM
I don t give out one star reviews very often, but when I do, they are earned This one is especially earned My copy is still simmering from my enraged marginalia.I bought this trade paperback, Out of Orbit, rather recently in a local used bookstore It didn t dawn on me until sometime later that this version was renamed from the original hardcover printing, which was titled Too Far from Home a book which I had had on my want list I wondered why the title had been changed between printings, and lit [...]
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Sherri Aug 04, 2020 - 23:34 PM
This got on my radar because Mary Roach mentions it in Packing for Mars And I was pleasantly surprised It was a lot interesting than I was expecting it to be considering the author wasn t actually there for any of these events There s a really great mix of background information and forward motion At first I really wasn t sure about all the extra information we were given, but I realized when I finished that I really dug it This was a solid read.
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Corbett Buchly Aug 04, 2020 - 23:34 PM
I enjoyed learning about the details of life in space My only negative would be the book jacket which seemed to oversell the suspense factor in this story I didn t need the suspense it was a well written tale about stranded astronauts.
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Richard Aug 04, 2020 - 23:34 PM
This was an interesting story, but the book was simply too long I imagine some readers enjoyed the extensive profiles of various individuals however, for me, they simply went into too much detail, and there were too many of them Ultimately, I jumped through some of these sections, so I could complete the book.What I enjoyed the most were the various descriptions of the Soviet and then Russian space program The author covered a good deal of the programs history as well as it present state, and I [...]
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rabbitprincess Aug 04, 2020 - 23:34 PM
Note This review is of the book as presented on the CBC podcast Between the Covers , starting the week of May 18, 2010.A highly informative look at the story of Expedition 6, a three man mission to the International Space Station that was stranded temporarily in space when their ride home, the space shuttle Columbia, suffered the tragic accident in 2003 This book was a departure from the Between the Covers podcast s usual fare Canadian novels, generally contemporary , but it was an excellent rea [...]
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Matthew Ciarvella Aug 04, 2020 - 23:34 PM
While the surprisingly light focus on the science of life in space might be discouraging for fans of this topic, for me the focus on how it actually feels to live and work on the International Space Station was a breath of fresh air Jones relates the story of two astronauts and one cosmonaut in a way that is deeply personal and filled with the details and care that could only come from long hours of personal interviews Jones relates their story with careful attention to detail little things like [...]
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Neil Cake Aug 04, 2020 - 23:34 PM
I don t have too much to add to what other reviewers have revealed about this It seems to me that it could have been improved by being a history of space stations Instead it purports to be about one particular mission, but gets there by way of a history of space travel and various specific missions along the way Other reviewers have pointed out that there clearly wasn t enough content in the main story, so it needed to be padded out Why bother padding it out when you could just make it about the [...]
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Kathleen Hagen Aug 04, 2020 - 23:34 PM
Too Far From Home a Story of Life and Death in Space, by Chris Jones Narrated by erik Davies, produced by Random House Audio, downloaded from audible.This is the story of the three men who left for the international space station in November, 2002, and expected to be home in 14 weeks The crew consisted of two Americans and a Russian Then, in January, 2003, the Columbia space shuttle exploded just sixteen minutes from landing, killing all aboard and destroying the shuttle The difficulty now was t [...]
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Chris Aug 04, 2020 - 23:34 PM
The book documents the lives of the three men aboard the International Space Station around the time of the Space Shuttle Columbia disaster It is a fascinating and chilling account of what it is like to live in space the best part of lonely To live in complete seclusion with mother earth as a backdrop no traffic to get stuck in, no rain to soak you, no hustle and bustle to be away from all that is familiar and taken for granted family, friends, weather, gravity, running water, sipping coffee fro [...]
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Victor T. Aug 04, 2020 - 23:34 PM
The book is not easy to review Too much detail in some sections, too florid as said by another reviewer in others, but at the same time a really useful, comprehensive history of efforts to learn the survivability of space in long term missions Interesting in contrasting the fatalism of the Russian space programme to the blind optimism of the American, where the Challenger and Columbia disasters threatened the public support of the programme Un put downable for about the last third of the book Wh [...]
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Shannon Aug 04, 2020 - 23:34 PM
I was a little disappointed in this book I really wanted to like it, and was excited to read it after having read the initial article in Esquire magazine which can be found online here The book started out strong, and I liked the historical information about the American and Russian space programs, but I felt there was too much inferences drawn from the personal lives of the three men It was strange to read of their thoughts and feelings when the book was written by a third party it just didn t [...]
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Margaret Aug 04, 2020 - 23:34 PM
DNF After 100 pages I just had to throw in the towel on this one I am very interested in learning about the story of the three astronauts who were on the space station when the space shuttle Columbia disintegrated, but this book just is not very good There is a lot of unnecessary filler and just over the top descriptive passages that sometimes just don t make any sense There are also some just preposterous statements that are stated as unquestionable facts like city kids don t have the room nor [...]
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Earlwalkinkle Aug 04, 2020 - 23:34 PM
A story about life and death in space, if you ve ever wondered what it s like to be an astronaut, to live at Station for a day, this is one of the most in depth books I ve ever read about day to day life for an astronaut, what it s like to float in their moon boots, both physically and mentally This book completely changed the way I thought about the space program, I have nothing but respect for NASA and their endeavors into space I strongly recommend listening to these songs while reading Launc [...]
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Abby Johnson Aug 04, 2020 - 23:34 PM
I didn t know how interested in space I was until I read this book Chris Jones breezes over the history of the space race in this book, but he concentrates on a 2003 mission that sent three astronauts to live in space for several months These three astronauts were supposed to come home on the Columbia But on February 1, 2003, Columbia was destroyed upon reentering the earth s atmosphere, killing the seven astronauts on board The three men aboard the Interational Space Station were left stranded [...]
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Tyler Aug 04, 2020 - 23:34 PM
Synopsis When the Columbia space shuttle disintegrated on its return to earth there were three astronauts orbiting the earth in the International Space Station Once the disaster struck nobody knew for a long time how or when these men would get home This book focuses on the lives, careers and time spent in space of the Americans Don Petit and Ken Bowersox and the Russian Nikolai Budarin At the time, the International Space Station was fairly new, as was spending long amounts of time in space It [...]
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Joe Aug 04, 2020 - 23:34 PM
This is a fascinating story of the incredible experience of the three astronauts who were faced with an extended stay on the International Space Station after the last shuttle disaster The story of their preparation, journey to and from, experiences in the station, and their dramatic return to earth are presented very well in this book The only thing missing is a little input from the astronauts themselves into the story, but otherwise it is easy and fascinating to read, it doesn t get dry or o [...]
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Too Far From Home: A Story of Life and Death in Space By Chris Jones An incredible, true life adventure set on the most dangerous frontier of all outer space In the nearly forty years since Neil Armstrong walked on the moon, space travel has come to be seen as a routine enterprise at least until the shuttle Columbia disintegrated like the Challenger before it, reminding us, once again, that the dangers are all too real.Too Far from HomAn incredible, true life adventure set on the most dangerous frontier of all outer space In the nearly forty years since Neil Armstrong walked on the moon, space travel has come to be seen as a routine enterprise at least until the shuttle Columbia disintegrated like the Challenger before it, reminding us, once again, that the dangers are all too real.Too Far from Home vividly captures the hazardous realities of space travel Every time an astronaut makes the trip into space, he faces the possibility of death from the slightest mechanical error or instance of bad luck a cracked O ring, an errant piece of space junk, an oxygen leak There are a myriad of frighteningly probable events that would result in an astronaut s death In fact, twenty one people who have attempted the journey have been killed.Yet for a special breed of individual, the call of space is worth the risk Men such as U.S astronauts Donald Pettit and Kenneth Bowersox, and Russian flight engineer Nikolai Budarin, who in November 2002 left on what was to be a routine fourteen week mission maintaining the International Space Station.But then, on February 23, 2003, the Columbia exploded beneath them Despite the numerous news reports examining the tragedy, the public remained largely unaware that three men remained orbiting the earth 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, ultimately settling on a plan that felt, at best, like a long shot.Latched to the side of the space station was a Russian built Soyuz TMA 1 capsule, whose technology dated from the late 1960s in 1971 a malfunction in the Soyuz 11 capsule left three Russian astronauts dead Despite the inherent danger, the Soyuz became the only hope to return Bowersox, Budarin, and Pettit home 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.

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