Bringing Columbia Home: The Untold Story of a Lost Space Shuttle and Her Crew

Science fact only supersedes my love of science fiction. I'll read anything about NASA. There is no getting around the seriousness and somber tone of this book. I took a few extra days to read it and then to let it settle in my head before writing this review.

Bringing Columbia home after it exploded upon reentry took thousands of people in a dedicated month's long effort. The story begins with that eerie silence on February 1, 2003, from the Columbia. The authors are both involved with NASA and tell the tale giving credit by name to all those who dedicated themselves to finding more than 60,000 pieces of the shuttle so that engineers could try and determine what went wrong. 

This book is entirely appropriate for high school ages students, and although the search for the human remains is part of the story, it is told sensitively with no gory details.

Verdict- Borrow or Buy if you are a NASA geek

I read a DRC through Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review.

Bringing Columbia Home: The Untold Story of a Lost Space Shuttle and Her Crew By Michael D. Leinbach, Jonathan H. Ward, Robert Crippen