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Inventing the American astronaut

Author: Matthew H Hersch
Publisher: New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2012.
Series: Palgrave studies in the history of science and technology.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Who were the men who led America's first voyages into space? Were they soldiers or daredevils? The public sometimes imagined them that way: military men or hot-shot pilots without the capacity for doubt, fear, or worry. Instead, the early astronauts were something else: a new kind of "organization man," calm, calculating, and attuned to the politics and celebrity of the space race. Through archival documents,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Matthew H Hersch
ISBN: 9781137025272 1137025271 9781137025289 113702528X
OCLC Number: 792880291
Description: xiii, 219 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Contents: "Project astronaut" --
"Deke's boys" --
Scientists in space --
The man in the gray flannel spacesuit --
Public space.
Series Title: Palgrave studies in the history of science and technology.
Responsibility: by Matthew H. Hersch.
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Who were the men who led America's first expeditions into space? From the early days of Project Mercury to the last moon landing, this lively history demystifies the American astronaut while  Read more...

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