Notes From the Last Days of American SpaceflightBook - 2015
Leaving Orbit takes the measure of what American spaceflight has achieved while reckoning with its earlier witnesses, such as Norman Mailer, Tom Wolfe, and Oriana Fallaci. Along the way, Dean meets NASA workers, astronauts, and space fans, gathering possible answers to the question: What does it mean that a spacefaring nation won't be going to space anymore? An elegy to the waning days of human spaceflight as we have known it.
Publisher: Minneapolis, Minnesota : Graywolf Press, 
Characteristics: 317 pages, 2 unnumbered leaves of plates : illustrations ; 21 cm