The astronaut maker : how one mysterious engineer ran human spaceflight for a generation

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Published 2018
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Summary:

"One of the most elusive and controversial figures in NASA's history, George W. S. Abbey was called "the Dark Lord," "the Godfather," and "UNO" (unidentified NASA official) by those within NASA. From young pilot and wannabe astronaut to engineer, bureaucrat, and finally director of the Johnson Space Center ("mission control"), Abbey's story has never been fully told--until now. This fascinating account takes readers inside NASA to learn the real story of how Abbey rose to power and wielded it out of the spotlight. Informed by countless hours of interviews with Abbey and his family, friends, adversaries, and former colleagues, The astronaut maker is the ultimate insider's account of ambition and power politics at NASA"-- Provided by publisher.

ISBN:
9781613737002
Edition:
First edition.
Description:
xix, 460 pages, 8 pages of plates : illustrations (some colour) ; 24 cm
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
LCCN:
2017060552
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