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Amazing stories of the space age : true tales of Nazis in orbit, soldiers on the moon, orphaned martian robots, and other fascinating accounts from the annals of spaceflight

Author: Rod Pyle
Publisher: Amherst, New York : Prometheus Books, 2017.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Reveals the most unusual space missions ever devised inside and outside of NASA during a time when nothing was too odd to be taken seriously, and the race to the moon and the threat from the Soviet Union trumped all other considerations. --Publisher.
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Pyle, Rod.
Amazing stories of the space age.
Amherst, New York : Prometheus Books, 2016
(DLC) 2016041376
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Rod Pyle
ISBN: 9781633882218 1633882217
OCLC Number: 958141105
Description: 341 pages, [24] pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 23 cm
Contents: Nazis in space: project silverbird --
Red moon: countering the communist threat on Earth and in space --
Das Marsprojekt: red planet armada --
Project Orion: we come in peace (with nuclear bombs!) --
LUNEX: Earth in the crosshairs --
The wheel: an inflatable space station --
Venusian empire: NASA's Mars/Venus flyby adventure --
Blue gemini: weaponizing orbit --
Flirting with death: the terrifying flight of Gemini 8 --
Manned orbiting laboratory: how to design, test, and never fly a space program --
Apollo 11: danger on the moon --
The first space shuttle: project dyna-soar --
Beyond the edge of space: the X-15B --
The sad, strange tale of Soyuz 1 --
The turtlenauts --
Falling to earth: the dangerous science of reentry --
Funeral for a viking: the end of Viking 1 --
Saving skylab: cowboys in space --
Near misses: danger stalks the space shuttle --
Showdown in space: firearms on the moon --
Buran: the Soviet Union's one-flight wonder --
Major Matt Mason: a man for the new space age.
Responsibility: Rod Pyle.

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Reveals the most unusual space missions ever devised inside and outside of NASA during a time when nothing was too odd to be taken seriously, and the race to the moon and the threat from the Soviet Union trumped all other considerations. --Publisher.

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