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A Tragic Accident or a Suicide Mission?
In the year 2012, Valkerie Jansen, a young microbial ecologist, is presented with an amazing opportunity to continue her research as a member of the NASA corps of astronauts. When a sudden resignation opens the door for her to be a part of a mission to Mars, her life dream becomes a reality.
Dreams turn suddenly to nightmares for NASA and the crew as an explosion cripples the spacecraft on the outward voyage. The crew's survival depends on complete trust in one another—but is one of the four the saboteur?
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John Olson has a Ph.D. in biochemistry from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He was named the most promising writer at a recent Mt. Hermon Writer's Conference and lives in California.
Randall Ingermanson has a Ph.D. in theoretical physics from UC-Berkeley and has written a science-fiction novel called Transgression as well as Who Wrote the Bible Code? He lives in California.From Booklist:
*Starred Review* Only a few years ago, science fiction seemed a vexed genre in Christian fiction, but Olson and Ingermanson demonstrate how far it has come in Oxygen, the meticulously authentic tale of a mission to Mars that goes awry. Pressured by the media to launch during prime time and fearful that anything less than a dramatically successful mission will cause congressional funding to evaporate, NASA cuts some corners and imperils the mission's power supply. Valkerie Jansen, the Christian physician assigned to the craft, and Bob Kaganovski, physicist and space mechanic, join two others in righting the handicapped craft, but in deep space, there's an explosion, reducing the ship's oxygen supply. To conserve it, three crew members are placed in comas, while Valkerie guides the ship onward, conserving power and oxygen in a scenario reminiscent of the flight of Apollo 13. Olson and Ingermanson draw their characters carefully, keep tension high, and introduce real spiritual dilemmas without being preachy. They capture the ironic repartee of astronauts to the last nuance. The result is a real delight. John Mort
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Book Description Bethany House Publishers, 2001. Paperback. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # DADAX0764224425
Book Description Bethany House Pub, 2001. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0764224425