Saturday, July 05, 2008

"Out of Orbit (or "Too Far From Home") & other writings by Chris Jones

In the May 2008 issue of Esquire Magazine, writer at large Chris Jones contributes "The Things That Carried Him" about fallen serviceman Sgt. Joe Montgomery. It's an amazingly poignant piece about the path currently taken from the time of death in Iraq to burial in the U.S.

Jones has been writing for Esquire for some time now and at additional stories can be found. Also, he has the book "Out of Orbit: The Incredible True Story of Three Astronauts Who Were Hundreds of Miles Above Earth When They Lost Their Ride Home" currently available in paperback... previously was titled "Too Far From Home" in the hardcover edition.

Regardless of what it's called, it's an excellent book that presents an extremely human portrait of the US astronauts and Russian cosmonauts who were at the International Space Station at the time of the Shuttle Columbia disaster.