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5. The Astronaut Enigma

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The three crew members selected to flyApollo 7spent most of 1967 and early 1968 in Downey, California, working with the improved version of the Apollo command module. They pushed the engineers hard, looking for every possible weakness, every possible improvement. The engineers, however, did not need to be pushed; they were determined to learn from the fire and the spacecraft defects that the investigation had  Read more...
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ISBN: 9780803211285 9780803209848 0803209843
Publication:French, Francis; In the Shadow of the Moon : A Challenging Journey to Tranquility, 1965-1969; 184; LINCOLN; LONDON : UNP - Nebraska, 2007
Language Note: English
Unique Identifier: 8183247045
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The three crew members selected to flyApollo 7spent most of 1967 and early 1968 in Downey, California, working with the improved version of the Apollo command module. They pushed the engineers hard, looking for every possible weakness, every possible improvement. The engineers, however, did not need to be pushed; they were determined to learn from the fire and the spacecraft defects that the investigation had uncovered and create the best spacecraft ever built. The redesign and rebuilding process progressed carefully, but it also moved fast. Though safety was now a priority, nasa still hoped to beat the Russians

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