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Calculated risk : the supersonic life and times of Gus Grissom

Author: George Leopold
Publisher: West Lafayette, Indiana : Purdue University Press, [2016]
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Unlike other American astronauts, Virgil I. "Gus" Grissom never had the chance to publish his memoirs-save for an account of his role in the Gemini program-before the tragic launch pad fire on January 27, 1967, which took his life and those of Edward White and Roger Chaffee. The international prestige of winning the Moon Race cannot be understated, and Grissom played a pivotal and enduring role in securing that  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Biography
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
(DLC) 2016008567
(OCoLC)914195328
Named Person: Virgil I Grissom; Virgil I Grissom
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: George Leopold
ISBN: 9781612494586 1612494587 9781612494593 1612494595
OCLC Number: 952549234
Description: 1 online resource
Responsibility: by George Leopold.

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The international prestige of winning the Moon Race cannot be understated, and Gus Grissom played a pivotal and enduring role in securing that legacy for the US. Drawing on extensive interviews with  Read more...

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Gus Grissom was one of the original seven astronauts. A few of us can still remember the impact they had on our nation, and the pride we took in their extraordinary and exciting achievements. They Read more...

 
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