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Splashdown! : NASA and the Navy

Author: Don Blair
Publisher: Nashville, Tenn. : Turner Pub., ©2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Don Blair
ISBN: 1563119854 9781563119859
OCLC Number: 56563004
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 200 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), 1 color map ; 24 x 31 cm
Contents: Introduction: Primarily about primary recovery ships --
Where did it all begin? --
A worldwide recovery operation --
DOD description of the entire recovery forces effort --
Ships used in the space program --
The helicopters --
"M" is for Mercury and --
for Marines! Flying Tigers! --
And then there were Frogmen! --
From simulated spacecraft recovery to the real thing --
A conversation with the captain --
Events that did not make the evening news: They've got a girl in their room!!! --
The red carpet treatment (GT-11) --
The equator beckons (Apollo-11) --
The gremlin of Apollo-15 --
The prime recovery ships and all the manned missions: USS Lake Champlain (CVS-39) --
The flight of Mercury-Redstone 3 (Freedom 7) --
USS Randolph (CVS-15) --
The flight of Mercury-Redstone 4 (Liberty Bell 7) --
USS Noa (DD-841) --
The flight of Mercury-Atlas 6 (Friendship 7) --
USS Intrepid (CVS-11) --
USS John R. Pierce (DD-753) --
The flight of Aurora 7 (Mercury-Atlas 7) --
USS Kearsarge (CVS-33) --
The flight of Sigma 7 (Mercury-Atlas 8) --
The flight of Faith 7 (Mercury-Atlas 9) --
Gemini --
the bridge between Mercury and Apollo --
The flight of Gemini 3 --
USS Wasp (CVS-18) --
The flight of Gemini 4 --
USS DuPont (DD-941) --
The flight of Gemini 5 --
The flights of Gemini 6 and 7 --
USS Leonard F. Mason (DD-852) --
The flight of Gemini 8 --
USS Boxer (CVS-21 and LPH-4) --
The flight of Gemini 9 --
USS Guadalcanal (LPH-7) --
The flight of Gemini 10 --
USS Guam (LPH-9) --
The flight of Gemini 11 --
The flight of Gemini 12 --
Gemini summary --
USS Essex (CVS-9) --
The flight of Apollo 7 --
USS Yorktown (CVS-10) --
The flight of Apollo 8 --
The flight of Apollo 9 --
USS Princeton (LPH-5) --
The flight of Apollo 10 --
USS Hornet (CVS-12) --
The flight of Apollo 11 --
The flight of Apollo 12 --
USS Iwo Jima (LPH-2) --
The flight of Apollo 13 --
USS New Orleans (LPH-11) --
The flight of Apollo 14 --
USS Okinawa (LPH-3) --
The flight of Apollo 15 --
USS Ticonderoga (CVS-14) --
The flight of Apollo 16 --
The flight of Apollo 17 --
Apollo summary at a glance --
Introduction to the Skylab Program --
The flight of Skylab II --
The flight of Skylab III --
The flight of Skylab IV --
The flight of Apollo-Soyuz (ASTP) --
In closing.
Responsibility: [by Don Blair].
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