By David C. Onley
Published: December 22, 2011 by
Edwards Air Force Base: the giant Hypersonic Jet Yorktown with the Shuttle Columbia clasped to her back, climbs to the sky. Their pioneering mission: to launch the Shuttle into space from the edge of the atmosphere. Neither craft will reach its destination. One will never return. This dramatic bestselling novel of a space mission gone perilously wrong, first published in 1981, thrills again.