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Chris Hadfield, ISS Commander
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‘A remarkable book’
David Scott, Apollo 15 Commander
‘The book moves nearly as quickly as the Shuttle itself’
Welcome to rowlandwhite.com. Thanks for taking the time to visit. For the last year or so I’ve got to admit that the site’s been a bit neglected. The reason was that I was hard at work on my new book, Into the Black, about the first flight of the Space Shuttle. It was quite a journey. Along the way I’ve spoken to astronauts, test pilots, engineers, administrators and even the former Director of a US intelligence agency. And I’ve gained a new, intense fascination with space exploration, the universe and our place in it. But most of all I’ve had the privilege of getting a little closer to a story – and the people at the heart of it – that captured my imagination as a young boy.
I wanted to celebrate the Space Shuttle and try to rekindle the sense of awe and wonder that accompanied the earliest days of the programme. I hope that even in some small way I’ve managed to do that. It’s no more than the most remarkable flying machine ever built deserves.
Thanks and best wishes
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