Leaving Orbit: Notes from the Last Days of American Spaceflight
Released! 05/19/2015
Leaving Orbit: Notes from the Last Days of American Spaceflight
by Margaret Lazarus Dean
Paperback

Winner of the Graywolf Press Nonfiction Prize, a breathtaking elegy to the waning days of human spaceflight as we have known it

In the 1960s, humans took their first steps away from Earth, and for a time our possibilities in space seemed endless. But in a time of austerity and in the wake of high-profile disasters like Challenger, that dream has ended. In early 2011, Margaret Lazarus Dean traveled to Cape Canaveral for NASA's last three space shuttle launches in order to b... read more