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Selecting the Mercury seven : the search for America's first astronauts

Author: Colin Burgess
Publisher: New York : Springer ; Chichester : Published in association with Praxis Pub., ©2011.
Series: Springer-Praxis books in space exploration.
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In January 1959, after an exhaustive search through military service records, a number of Americas elite test pilots received orders to attend a series of top-secret briefings in Washington, D.C. These briefings were designed to assist in selecting a group of astronauts for the newly formed National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and its man-in-space program, Project Mercury.Following in-depth medical  Read more...
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Burgess, Colin.
Selecting the Mercury seven.
New York : Springer, 2011
(DLC) 2011925650
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Colin Burgess
ISBN: 9781441984050 1441984054 9781441984043 1441984046 1283351242 9781283351249
OCLC Number: 747105631
Description: 1 online resource (xxv, 371 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: Foreword --
Author's Preface --
About the author --
Acknowledgements --
Illustrations --
Chapter 1: Sailing in and out of war --
Chapter 2: The call goes out --
Chapter 3: Narrowing the field --
Chapter 4: The finalists --
Chapter 5: Tennessee patriot, pilot, and poet --
Chapter 6: Lovelace Clinic, New Mexico --
Chapter 7: Wright-Patterson: the final hurdle --
Chapter 8: Announcing the Mercury astronauts --
Chapter 9: Back in contention --
Chapter 10: Mercury Seven --
Appendices --
Bibliography --
Index.
Series Title: Springer-Praxis books in space exploration.
Responsibility: Colin Burgess.
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The names of the seven Mercury astronauts were announced in April 1959 amid a flurry of publicity and patriotism. This work provides authorized biographical details of all thirty-two finalists for  Read more...

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