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The Holloman story : eyewitness accounts of space age research

Author: George F Meeter
Publisher: [Albuquerque] : University of New Mexico Press, 1967.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : [1st ed.]View all editions and formats
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Meeter, George F.
Holloman story.
[Albuquerque] University of New Mexico Press, 1967
(OCoLC)567981559
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: George F Meeter
OCLC Number: 1430870
Description: x, 203 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Prologue--the space age comes to Holloman --
Target for tomorrow--tracking a hot run --
Drone mission--in the wild blue yonder --
The lonesome bubble--faraway part of the mission --
Man high--the sky looks black from the edge of space --
Balloon research--science's wonderful skyhook --
Operation high jump--the leap into the void --
Space animals--chimpanzee into chimiponaut --
Space age track--the world's most unusual railroad --
Supersonic baseball-but not like the world series --Rocket sleds--the fastest thing on Earth --The birdcatcher--what a pound of feathers can do --
The bopper--John Paul Stapp and his giant slingshot --
The daisy--from sled to lunar landings --
Crash forces--what happens in a split-second stop --
Multigravity--spirals and parabolas into the future --
Subgravity--space frogmen into the past --
Zero gravity--weirdest feeling of all --
Orbital training--USAF chimp academy --
The astrochimps--next step to the moon --
Space arithmetic--the desk calculator with a brain --
Space steering--the inertial guidance miracle --
Strato uproar--the herd of bull elephants --
Aerial warfare--electronic hare-and-hounds --
Epilogue--reaching for the stars.
Responsibility: by George F. Meeter.

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