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I recommend the book for its contemporary history value.
The reality is considerably more complicated than Klerkx conveys, and he should have used more of the book's 355 pages of text to make this clear.
It's a fact that were it not Yankee dollars during the early to mid-1990's, Russia's space industry would not even exist today.
If you can excuse Greg Klerkx (and his editor) for the trite book title Lost in Space (not to mention a chapter title using the equally trite phrase "Back to the Future"), you'll... Read morePublished on February 10, 2007 by James A. Vedda
As we begin to witness the Bigelow Aerospace development of a privately owned human-rated space station in the next 36 to 48 months, this book provided nuggets of insight on the... Read morePublished on January 2, 2007 by Jack Kennedy Jr.
This is a book of anecdotes, many of which feature an anthropomorphized NASA as the villain. In the first few chapters this seems overdrawn, but then it becomes clear Klerkx... Read morePublished on September 14, 2005 by Arthur P. Smith
This book can be a very fun read, taken for what it is.
The author obviously has a very strong point of view regarding NASA vs private space efforts. Read more
Just a note.
NASA has to get it's budget approved each year...imagine what resources/cost that in itself takes not to mention the re-planning effort it takes when each... Read more
When I purchased this book, I expected a thoughtful analysis of managerial and oversight failure. I am supremely disappointed to report that in this book NASA can do no right. Read morePublished on November 19, 2004 by Robert I. Hedges
This is a fine book, confirming much of the information and a few of the theories that I have about NASA. Read morePublished on October 4, 2004 by aftercolumbia
When I purchased this book, I expected another viewpoint on the NASA culture that contributed to the Columbia accident. This is not that type of book. Read morePublished on July 29, 2004 by Eric B. Smith