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

3.53 of 5 stars 3.53  ·  rating details  ·  32 ratings  ·  5 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 m

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Hardcover, 224 pages
Published August 19th 2002 by McGraw-Hill (first published 2002)
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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
Anita Willand
Terrible. I didnt like this at all. Which is a shame since it's real-life. :-/ I found it boring.
Annalee Hall
An inspiring, "out of this World" perspective on what's truly important in life.
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nonfiction; astronaut correspondence.
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