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Moon Bound Choosing and Preparing NASA's Lunar Astronauts

Author: Colin Burgess
Publisher: New York, NY Springer 2013
Series: Springer-Praxis books in space exploration
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Often lost in the shadow of the first group of astronauts for the Mercury missions, the second and third groups included the leading figures for NASA's activities for the following two decades. "Moon Bound" complements the author's recently published work, "Selecting the Mercury Seven" (2011), extending the story of the men who helped to launch human spaceflight and broaden the American space program. Although the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Moon bound
(NL-LeOCL)357802039
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Colin Burgess
ISBN: 9781461438557 1461438551 9781461438540 1461438543
OCLC Number: 981000836
Description: 1 online resource (xxviii, 371 p.) illustrations, portraits
Contents: Part One --Announcements and volunteers --Screening the volunteers --The finalists --The "Next Nine" --Settling in --Part Two --The boy from Barren Run --Answering the call --A few exceptionally good men --The Fourteen --Patience and Persistence --"Before this decade is out" --For some, the glory.
Series Title: Springer-Praxis books in space exploration
Responsibility: Colin Burgess [aut]

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Alongside tales of how celebrated astronauts such as Buzz Aldrin were selected and trained by NASA, this remarkable account introduces fascinating personalities never assigned to a space mission and  Read more...

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