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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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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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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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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
OCLC Number: 747105631
Description: 1 online resource (xxv, 371 p.) : ill.
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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