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Ward, Jonathan H.

Overview
Works: 5 works in 27 publications in 1 language and 1,264 library holdings
Genres: History 
Roles: Author
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Most widely held works by Jonathan H Ward
Bringing Columbia home : the untold story of a lost space shuttle and her crew by Michael D Leinbach( Book )

7 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and held by 659 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On February 1, 2003, Columbia disintegrated on reentry before the nation's eyes, and all seven astronauts aboard were lost. Author Mike Leinbach, Launch Director of the space shuttle program at NASA's John F. Kennedy Space Center was a key leader in the search and recovery effort as NASA, FEMA, the FBI, the US Forest Service, and dozens more federal, state, and local agencies combed rural east Texas for every piece of the shuttle they could find. Assisted by hundreds of volunteers, it would become the largest ground search operation in US history. Leinbach shares the deeply personal stories that emerged as NASA employees looked for lost colleagues and searchers overcame immense physical, logistical, and emotional challenges to bring home the remains of the crew and nearly 40 percent of shuttle, an effort that was instrumental in piecing together what happened so the shuttle program could return to flight and complete the International Space Station
Rocket ranch : the nuts and bolts of the Apollo Moon Program at Kennedy Space Center by Jonathan H Ward( )

9 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 335 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This [work] describes NASA's first computer systems used for spacecraft and rocket checkout and explains how tests and launches proceeded. Hundreds of illustrations complement the firsthand accounts of more than 70 Apollo program managers and engineers"--Back cover
Countdown to a moon launch : preparing Apollo for its historic journey by Jonathan H Ward( )

7 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 258 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thousands of workers labored at Kennedy Space Center around the clock, seven days a week, for half a year to prepare a mission for the liftoff of Apollo 11. This is the story of what went on during those hectic six months. Countdown to a Moon Launch provides an in-depth look at the carefully choreographed workflow for an Apollo mission at KSC. Using the Apollo 11 mission as an example, readers will learn what went on day by day to transform partially completed stages and crates of parts into a ready-to-fly Saturn V. Firsthand accounts of launch pad accidents, near misses, suspected sabotage, and last-minute changes to hardware are told by more than 70 NASA employees and its contractors. A companion to Rocket Ranch, it includes many diagrams and photographs, some never before published, to illustrate all aspects of the process. NASA?s groundbreaking use of computers for testing and advanced management techniques are also covered in detail. This book will demystify the question of how NASA could build and launch Apollo missions using 1960s technology. You'll discover that there was no magic involved, just an abundance of discipline, willpower, and creativity
Bringing Columbia home : the untold story of a lost space shuttle and her crew by Michael D Leinbach( )

3 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"On February 1, 2003, Columbia disintegrated on reentry before the nation's eyes, and all seven astronauts aboard were lost. Author Mike Leinbach, Launch Director of the space shuttle program at NASA's John F. Kennedy Space Center was a key leader in the search and recovery effort as NASA, FEMA, the FBI, the US Forest Service, and dozens more federal, state, and local agencies combed an area of rural east Texas the size of Rhode Island for every piece of the shuttle and her crew they could find. Assisted by hundreds of volunteers, it would become the largest ground search operation in US history. For the first time, here is the inside story of the Columbia disaster and recovery and the inspiring message it ultimately holds. In the aftermath of tragedy, people and communities came together to help bring home the remains of the crew and nearly forty percent of shuttle, an effort that was instrumental in piecing together what happened so the shuttle program could return to flight and complete the International Space Station. Bringing Columbia Home shares the deeply personal stories that emerged as NASA employees looked for lost colleagues and searchers overcame immense physical, logistical, and emotional challenges and worked together to accomplish the impossible."--Provided by publisher
Rocket ranch - the nuts and bolts of the apollo moon program at kennedy spa by Jonathan H Ward( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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Languages
English (27)