Letters from MIR: An Astronaut's Letters to His Son
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating

Letters from MIR: An Astronaut's Letters to His Son

3.62 of 5 stars 3.62  ·  rating details  ·  26 ratings  ·  4 reviews

An inspiring, deeply moving testament to the timelessness of paternal love

Dr. Jerry Linenger's 132 days aboard the decaying Russian space station Mir were beset by power outages that left the crew in total darkness and tumbling out of control, poisonous chemical leaks, and near collisions with space debris. Most terrifying of all was a raging fire that, in a matter of mi

Hardcover, 224 pages
Published August 19th 2002 by McGraw-Hill (first published 2002)
more details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about Letters from MIR, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about Letters from MIR

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Add this book to your favorite list »

Community Reviews

(showing 1-30 of 49)
filter  |  sort: default (?)  |  rating details
Jessica M.
Apr 30, 2012 Jessica M. rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: anyone
I really enjoyed this book. It was different. I would never pick this out on my own, but since it was recommended to me, I tried it. This book puts being in isolation into perspective. In this instance, the author, Dr. Jerry Linenger, chronicles his five month stay on the russian space station MIR with the letters he wrote to his son. I thought that this was a clever way to express what happens to one in isolation. Tho already written, I liked the way that this book was in letter format to Linen...more
Michael O'Neal
Nov 16, 2012 Michael O'Neal rated it 3 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Space Enthusiasts
As the title states, this is Astronaut's Jerry Leninger's letter's he wrote to his infant son during his stay on the Russians Space Station Mir. Because they are letters that are updated on a routine basis, the book reads a little like a journal. A couple nice things about the book is a number of the technical issues are explained at a rudimentary level, and it is nice to see the love a father for his son mixed in with some of technical explanations. Because of the nature of the book, it reads a...more
Annalee Hall
An inspiring, "out of this World" perspective on what's truly important in life.
nonfiction; astronaut correspondence.
C marked it as to-read
Oct 23, 2013
Beth marked it as to-read
Oct 04, 2013
Sophie marked it as to-read
Sep 30, 2013
Jenny marked it as to-read
Sep 30, 2013
Anny Sabine
Anny Sabine marked it as to-read
May 12, 2013
Matt marked it as to-read
May 04, 2013
Rick Gauthier
Rick Gauthier marked it as to-read
Feb 03, 2013
BBBBooks marked it as to-read
Jan 20, 2013
Aljaž Fajmut
Aljaž Fajmut is currently reading it
Aug 13, 2012
Amy Jolley
Amy Jolley marked it as to-read
Jul 17, 2012
Amanda Pugh
Amanda Pugh marked it as to-read
Jul 11, 2012
« previous 1 next »
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »
Off the Planet: Surviving Five Perilous Months Aboard the Space Station Mir Briefe aus der Umlaufbahn

Share This Book