Too Far from Home: A Story of Life and Death in Space

3.86 avg rating
( 478 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780099513247: Too Far from Home: A Story of Life and Death in Space

On February 1, 2003, ten astronauts were orbiting the planet. Seven headed back to Earth on the space shuttle Columbia. They never made it. And the three men left behind found themselves too far from home. Chris Jones chronicles the efforts of the beleaguered Mission Control 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. Yet even amid the danger, the call of space is a siren song, and "Too Far From Home" details beautifully the majesty and mystique of space travel, while reminding us all how perilous it is to soar beyond the sky.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

About the Author:

Chris Jones was a sportswriter at the National Post, where he won an award as Canada's outstanding young journalist. He joined Esquire as a contributing editor and sports columnist, and became a writer at large when he won the 2005 National Magazine Award for Feature Writing for the story that became the basis for this book. His work has also appeared in The Best American Magazine Writing and The Best American Sports Writing anthologies. He lives in Ottawa, Canada.

Review:

"An absorbing and wonderfully detailed account" Entertainment Weekly "His style is down-to-earth, yet he takes exhilarating leaps page after page. The narrative is lively and informed, striking a fine balance between "the epic and the everyday" in space exploration, from mundane issues such as weightless bowel movements to terrifying threats such as wounds from space-trash fragments that could end in a horrifying death" USA Today "As good an account as you are likely to find of what it's like to commute to work a few hundred miles above the Earth... Chris Jones will have you on the edge of your seat" The Globe and Mail

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Jones, Chris
Published by Vintage Books USA
ISBN 10: 0099513242 ISBN 13: 9780099513247
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Your Online Bookstore
(Houston, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Vintage Books USA. PAPERBACK. Book Condition: New. 0099513242 Ships promptly. Bookseller Inventory # HGT4344LDLM091416H0257A

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
4.87
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Jones, Chris
Published by Vintage Books USA
ISBN 10: 0099513242 ISBN 13: 9780099513247
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Orion Tech
(Grand Prairie, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Vintage Books USA. PAPERBACK. Book Condition: New. 0099513242 . Bookseller Inventory # HGT2165ABRA072216H1077P

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
4.87
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Chris Jones
ISBN 10: 0099513242 ISBN 13: 9780099513247
New Quantity Available: > 20
Seller
BWB
(Valley Stream, NY, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Book Condition: New. Depending on your location, this item may ship from the US or UK. Bookseller Inventory # 97800995132470000000

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
6.76
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Chris Jones
Published by Vintage Publishing, United Kingdom (2008)
ISBN 10: 0099513242 ISBN 13: 9780099513247
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller
The Book Depository
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Vintage Publishing, United Kingdom, 2008. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book. On February 1, 2003, ten astronauts were orbiting the planet. Seven headed back to Earth on the space shuttle Columbia. They never made it. And the three men left behind found themselves too far from home. Chris Jones chronicles the efforts of the beleaguered Mission Control 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. Yet even amid the danger, the call of space is a siren song, and Too Far From Home details beautifully the majesty and mystique of space travel, while reminding us all how perilous it is to soar beyond the sky. Bookseller Inventory # AWC9780099513247

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
6.95
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Chris Jones
Published by Vintage Publishing, United Kingdom (2008)
ISBN 10: 0099513242 ISBN 13: 9780099513247
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller
The Book Depository US
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Vintage Publishing, United Kingdom, 2008. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book. On February 1, 2003, ten astronauts were orbiting the planet. Seven headed back to Earth on the space shuttle Columbia. They never made it. And the three men left behind found themselves too far from home. Chris Jones chronicles the efforts of the beleaguered Mission Control 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. Yet even amid the danger, the call of space is a siren song, and Too Far From Home details beautifully the majesty and mystique of space travel, while reminding us all how perilous it is to soar beyond the sky. Bookseller Inventory # AWC9780099513247

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
7.16
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

Jones, Chris
Published by Vintage (2008)
ISBN 10: 0099513242 ISBN 13: 9780099513247
New Paperback Quantity Available: 3
Seller
The Monster Bookshop
(Fleckney, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Vintage, 2008. Paperback. Book Condition: New. BRAND NEW ** SUPER FAST SHIPPING FROM UK WAREHOUSE ** 30 DAY MONEY BACK GUARANTEE. Bookseller Inventory # mon0002335052

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
8.34
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 1.99
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

Jones, Chris
Published by Vintage
ISBN 10: 0099513242 ISBN 13: 9780099513247
New Softcover Quantity Available: 5
Seller
Kennys Bookstore
(Olney, MD, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Vintage. Book Condition: New. In 2003, seven of the ten astronauts headed back to Earth on the space shuttle Columbia. They never made it. And the three men left behind found themselves too far from home. This book chronicles the efforts of the Mission Control in Houston and Moscow as they work frantically against the clock to bring their men safely back to Earth. Num Pages: 304 pages, Illustrations. BIC Classification: BTP; PDZ; TTD. Category: (P) Professional & Vocational; (U) Tertiary Education (US: College). Dimension: 198 x 129 x 20. Weight in Grams: 260. . 2008. Paperback. . . . . Books ship from the US and Ireland. Bookseller Inventory # V9780099513247

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
10.50
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

8.

Jones, Chris
Published by Vintage (2008)
ISBN 10: 0099513242 ISBN 13: 9780099513247
New Softcover Quantity Available: 5
Rating
[?]

Book Description Vintage, 2008. Book Condition: New. In 2003, seven of the ten astronauts headed back to Earth on the space shuttle Columbia. They never made it. And the three men left behind found themselves too far from home. This book chronicles the efforts of the Mission Control in Houston and Moscow as they work frantically against the clock to bring their men safely back to Earth. Num Pages: 304 pages, Illustrations. BIC Classification: BTP; PDZ; TTD. Category: (P) Professional & Vocational; (U) Tertiary Education (US: College). Dimension: 198 x 129 x 20. Weight in Grams: 260. . 2008. Paperback. . . . . . Bookseller Inventory # V9780099513247

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
10.77
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From Ireland to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

9.

Chris Jones
Published by Vintage Books USA (2008)
ISBN 10: 0099513242 ISBN 13: 9780099513247
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Irish Booksellers
(Rumford, ME, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Vintage Books USA, 2008. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0099513242

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
16.63
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

10.

Jones Chris
Published by Random House
ISBN 10: 0099513242 ISBN 13: 9780099513247
New Quantity Available: 3
Seller
Majestic Books
(London, ,, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Random House. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # 4214189

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
12.31
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 5.50
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book