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by John J. Nance

ISBN: 1423311434
ISBN13: 978-1423311430
Language: English
Publisher: Brilliance Audio; Unabridged library edition (March 7, 2006)
Category: Thrillers and Suspense
Subategory: Thriller

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Rating: 4.6
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John J. Nance (born July 5, 1946) is an American pilot, attorney, aviation and healthcare safety analyst, and author. He was born in Dallas, Texas. Nance grew up in Dallas, where he graduated from the St. Mark's School of Texas.

John J. He earned Bachelor of Arts and Juris Doctor degrees from Southern Methodist University and Dedman School of Law. Nance served in the United States Air Force as a pilot during the Vietnam War and in Operation Desert Storm in Iraq.

Also by John J. Nance. This book is a work of fiction. Names, characters, places, and incidents either are products of the author’s imagination or are used fictitiously. Any resemblance to actual events or locales or persons, living or dead, is entirely coincidental. All rights reserved, including the right of reproduction in whole or in part in any form. SIMON & SCHUSTER and colophon are registered trademarks of Simon & Schuster, Inc. Designed by Davina Mock. Nance, John J. Orbit, John J. 1. Space flights-Fiction. Nance, aviation analyst for ABC News and a familiar face on Good Morning America, is the author of several bestselling novels including Fire Flight, Skyhook, Turbulence, and Orbit. Two of his novels, Pandora’s Clock and Medusa’s Child, have been made into highly successful television miniseries. A lieutenant colonel in the . Air Force Reserve, Nance is a decorated pilot veteran of Vietnam and Operations Desert Storm/Desert Shield. He lives in Washington State. Nance, aviation analyst for ABC News and a familiar face on Good Morning America, is the author of seventeen books, including Fire Flight, Skyhook, Turbulence, and Headwind.

Simon and Schuster, 13 бер. 2006 р. - 288 стор. John J. Two of his novels, Pandora's Clock and Medusa's Child, have been made into highly successful television miniseries. He lives in University Place, Washington. Бібліографічна інформація. Nance ORBIT To my mother, Margrette (Peggy) Nance Lynch Chapter 1 FIVE MILES SOUTH OF MOJAVE, CALIFORNIA, MAY 16, 9:23 . PACIFICFor Kip Dawson, the risks associated with being shot into space in a few hours are finally beginning to seem real. Am I really going to do this?he thinks, braking the SUV hard, foot shaking, as he casts his eyes up to take in the stark blackness of his destination, amazingly visible through the windshield. Five miles south of mojave, california, may 16, 9:23 .

Читать бесплатно Orbit John Nance. Текст этой книги доступен онлайн: t’s scaring as much as exciting him. He winces at the irritated blast of a trucker’s horn and pulls to the side of the highway, letting the big rig roar past before climbing out to stare into deep spa.

This book is a work of fiction.

Publisher: Simon & Schuster, New York, 2006. For Kip Dawson, winning a passenger seat on American Space Adventure’s spacecraft is a dream come true. One grand shot of insanity and he can return to earth fulfilled. But the thrill of the successful launch turns to terror when a micrometeorite penetrates the capsule, leaving the radios as dead as the pilot.

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The year is 2009. For Kip Dawson, winning a passenger seat on American Space Adventure’s first commercial spaceflight is a dream come true. One grand shot of insanity and he can return to earth fulfilled. It’s a bittersweet moment of triumph, however, muted by his wife’s terror over his accepting the prize. The day of the launch, Kip tries to reconcile his wife’s and daughters’ fears and even tries calling his estranged son, to no avail. He sets off, vowing to make amends upon his return. But a successful launch quickly morphs into chaos when a micrometeor punches through the wall of the spacecraft, leaving the radios as dead as the pilot.

In the blink of an eye, Kip Dawson is truly alone and has no way of navigating the ship home. With nothing to do but wait for his fate, Kip writes his epitaph on the ship’s laptop computer, unaware that an audience of millions has discovered it and is tracking his every word on the Internet. As a massive struggle gets under way to rescue him, Kip has no idea that the world can hear his cries―or that his heroism in the face of death may sabotage his best chance of survival.

I've always loved reading books by John J. Nance and the way he takes a reader into the story is simply amazing. Even more so with this particular book. I downloaded this book a long, long time ago and tried to start it a couple of times, but to no avail (nothing wrong with the book itself, but more to do with its departure from what I love about other Nance books - real life scenarios). I couldn't be more wrong.. By the time I got through Chapter 1, I could literally not put this down. So many emotions displayed by the main character, and thus me, are so real and offer an opportunity for self-reflection and examination similar to what I went through in Advancing Leadership Federal Way, Class of 2013. Great book and I couldn't recommend it more.

As a retired airline pilot I always enjoy John Nance's writing. You know he has researched what he writes and what you read is accurate information. This is especially true with Orbit. And the book is so fitting today with the Hubble space mission in progress. I had forgotten much about the space missions and Orbit is a great read to refresh your knowledge and respect for what the U.S. has done over the years with space missions. And John makes the story exciting and believable to the point I had a hard time putting the book down. And John's underlying story about a guy who is probably going through a mid-life crisis hit too close to home for someone like me who has been away from flying for a number of years. An outstanding story and one of John Nance's' best efforts.

This review does contain spoilers so I suggest that you don't read any further if that is a problem.

I was wondering when someone would write a novel about space tourism and as far as I know, this book is the first. It's generally a pretty good read about an average guy, Kip Dawson, who wins a an orbital trip in an internet lottery. Kip is having marital and other family problems and his wife pleads with him not to go.

The technical detail is pretty good although I'm not convinced that the method that the space tourism company uses to get into orbit would work. Boosting into orbit is one heck of a lot more difficult than a suborbital hop, such as the trips being planned by Virgin in 2009.

Kip makes it into space but his pilot is almost immediately killed in a freak accident which also seemingly blocks all communications with the ground. The re-entry rocket seems to be damaged as well. He is now stranded in space with apparently no hope of rescue and about five days of air left. Realising that he is almost certainly going to die, Kip decides to record his life story using an on board lap top computer which he doesn't realise has a one way link to earth.

Now we come to the unbelievable parts. Kip's downlinked intimate thoughts become a media sensation with over a billion people hanging on his intimate words about his early love life and current family problems. I'm not convinced that this would happen but, given the current fascination with trashy reality shows, maybe it would. Space disasters do also bring some people out of the woodwork too. My own mother, an avowed hater of space for her entire life, followed every word of the Apollo 13 crisis back in 1970.

While all this is going on, several space faring nations including the US plan rescue missions but the current NASA administrator, who has major unspecified conflicts with the CEO of the space tourism company, actively sabotages the prepartions for the rescue shuttle mission behind the scenes.

Where I completely part company with Nance though is with what happens next. Without wanting to spoil the ending too much, Kip finds himself back on earth safely but the method of getting there is totally unbelievable in my eyes and could have been handled much better without affecting the story.

Still, Orbit is overall an entertaining read and worth three stars just for that I think. I look forward to this being the first of a new generation of books about near future private spaceflight.

Truly a fantastic book. Could not put it down except to sleep. Kept my attention from start to finish. The main Character and storyline were just great. Very interesting flying. Thanks for the enjoyable escape. Keep up the good work. I highly recommend this book to everyone.

My wife had read this book earlier and enjoyed it but she has always liked Nance's books so I was somewhat skeptical as to how a book about a space flight could hold my interest (I like action books). I was pleasantly surprised by this story. It has a lot going for it such as our space efforts and current problems, human interest at several levels, technology issues, politics as well as drama, all cleverly woven together.

I have to pay for my books - so when I buy all the authors I follow, I have big expectations that I will be entertained, excited, informed, entranced, all of the above and more.
Orbit: A Novel satisfies on so many levels - A story about Kip Dawson, who has won a trip on a commercial space craft and what happens to him. Things go awry, and he is the only living person on the damaged craft. Thinking his life will end in a matter of days, he turns to the onboard laptop to sort out his feelings about his life, his career, his family - his words keeping him company, so to speak. Unbeknownst to him, the laptop is beaming down his thoughts in realtime - and the earth seems to stop to see his plight and feel his life experiences, and his initial fear that he will die and orbit for decades above the earth.
This book captured my heart. I started it late one night and finished the next morning - amazing. Orbit transcends to what have we done in our life, who we have loved, and the relationships not taken, and what could we do if we had a second chance, and wipe the slate clean.
Nance better crack his knuckles, and think of a doozie for his next piece, because he has set the bar sky high with this one.

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