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Moon Bound

Publisher: New York, NY : Springer-Verlag New York Inc., 2013.
Series: Springer Praxis Books / Space Exploration
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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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Document Type: Book
ISBN: 9781461438540 1461438543
OCLC Number: 852553401
Description: 400.
Contents: Part I Announcements and volunteers.- Screening the applicants.- The finalists.- The "Next Nine".- Settling in.- Part II 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.- Appendices.- Bibliography.- Index.
Series Title: Springer Praxis Books / Space Exploration
Responsibility: Burgess, Colin.

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