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Liberty Bell 7 : the suborbital Mercury flight of Virgil I. Grissom

Author: Colin Burgess
Publisher: Cham : Springer ; Great Britain : Praxis, [2014]
Series: Springer-Praxis books in space exploration.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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NASA's Mercury astronauts were seven highly skilled professional test pilots. Each of them seemed to possess the strength of character and commitment necessary to overcome apparently insurmountable obstacles as the United States entered into a Cold War space race with the Soviet Union. This was never more evident than on the epic suborbital MR-4 flight of Liberty Bell 7 with astronaut Virgil ('Gus') Grissom piloting  Read more...
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Named Person: Virgil I Grissom; Virgil I Grissom
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Colin Burgess
ISBN: 9783319043906 3319043900
OCLC Number: 868042180
Description: xxv, 275 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Creating a Mercury capsule --
An astronaut named Gus --
Preparing for launch --
The flight of Liberty Bell 7 --
An astronaut in peril --
One program ends, another begins --
A tale of two hatches --
Epilogue: from the depths of the ocean.
Series Title: Springer-Praxis books in space exploration.
Responsibility: Colin Burgess.
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This new addition to Springer's series Pioneers in Early Space Flight is the first book solely devoted to the United States' second manned space mission. It includes more than 100 photographs and  Read more...

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