|Dimensions||24 × 16 × 4 cm|
Very good. The book is in very good condition. There may be some wear to the cover with no noticeable writing on the pages. Possible mild book foxing.
Titan1st Editions, Science Fiction
The dream begins with a disaster.
Given the task of dismantling NASA’s aging shuttle program after a horrifying re-entry crash, Paula Benecerraf comes up with a bold plan to keep America in space using existing technology. Possible signs of organic life have been found on Titan, Saturn’s largest moon. Inspired by this, Benecerraf assembles an unlikely group of visionaries for a dinner party in Houston, and presents them with a mission proposal so preposterous, yet so plausible, that it renders them speechless–then sets them arguing far into the night.
And so begins a new era in space exploration.
The crew includes an aging NASA flyboy; a JPL “double-dome” genius obsessed with extraterrestrial life; a pair of Skylab astronauts who became secret lovers in orbit; and Paula herself, the first grandmother to leave the inner solar system.
The ship is patched together from the remnants of fifty years of spaceflight: Mercury and Gemini hardware, a stripped-down Columbia-class shuttle, a Skylab hab module, a couple of Apollo capsules, and a battery of refurbished F-1 engines–plus some surplus Soviet Topaz nuclears.
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