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One small step : the inside story of space exploration

Author: David Whitehouse
Publisher: London : Quercus, 2009
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Here is the most up-to-date history of man in space, researched by a NASA insider from astronaut interviews, diaries and speeches, with many revelations appearing in print for the first time, and even including material from top secret documents from the former Soviet Union
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David Whitehouse
ISBN: 9781849160674 1849160678 9781848660373 1848660375 9781848660366 1848660367
OCLC Number: 759676663
Description: 207 s. : ill. ; 27 cm. + 1 CD i lomme
Contents: Introduction. 'Soviet rockets must conquer space!' Realizing the Dream 1903-1957. 'Man will conquer space soon' The First Space Travellers 1957-1958. 'I can see the clouds, everything. It's beautiful' Astronauts Race Cosmonauts 1959-1961. 'Let's go and get the job done' America Reaches Space 1961-1962. 'Gagarin in a shirt' The Female Face of the Cosmos 1962-1963. 'Friends! Before us is the Moon' Tempting Fate 1964-1965. 'They want you to get back in' Flying in Pairs 1964-1965. 'They're in a roll and it won't stop' Emergency in Space 1965-1966. 'We're on fire! Get us out of here!' Death and the Astronaut 1967-1968. 'That was a real kick in the pants' Return to Flight 1968. 'Apollo 8, you're go for TLI' Leaving the Cradle 1968. 'We're actually going to fly something like this?' Dangerous and Unpleasant Missions 1969. 'We is down among 'em Charlie' Rehearsal for a Moon Landing 1969. 'Houston. Tranquillity Base here. The Eagle has landed' First Landing on the Moon 1969. 'Houston --
we've had a problem' Success and Successful Failure 1969-1970 'I cried a little' The Return of Alan Shepard 1970-1971. Ten to 15 seconds of agonising consciousness --
Death in Space 1971 and 1973. 'Their majesty overwhelmed me' Bringing Back Moonbeams 1971-1972. 'There's something on the telemetry that doesn't look quite right' The First American Space Station 1973-1974. 'We actually came to have a very close relationship with the Soviet crew' East Meets West in Orbit 1975. 'Hey, there's some tiles missing back there' The Most Dangerous Mission of All 1981. 'It marks our entrance into a new era' Launch of the Space Shuttle Programme 1982-1983. 'You could see the Sun lighting the desert way up ahead' First Commercial Shuttle Flights 1984. 'The most important thing for us was to dock' Rescue of a Crippled Space Station 1985-1986. 'Uh oh' The Challenger Disaster 1986. 'My God, that's a lot of damage' Frequent Shuttle Damage, 1988 and beyond. 'It's serious, it's serious' 'Off-scale low' Largest structure in space 'The light was spectacular' Index
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