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Safely to Earth : the men and women who brought the astronauts home

Author: Jack Clemons, (Engineer)
Publisher: Gainesville : University Press of Florida, [2018] ©2018
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In this one-of-a-kind memoir, Jack Clemons--a former lead engineer in support of NASA--takes readers behind the scenes and into the inner workings of the Apollo and Space Shuttle programs during their most exciting years. Discover the people, the events, and the risks involved in one of the most important parts of space missions: bringing the astronauts back home to Earth.
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Genre/Form: Anecdotes
History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jack Clemons, (Engineer)
ISBN: 9780813056029 0813056020
OCLC Number: 1029807409
Description: 264 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Pre-Flight Briefing --
Prep for Launch --
Countdown --
Liftoff Mission One: Catching Apollo --
Liftoff Mission Two: Space Shuttle First Flights --
Reentry and Landing --
Appendix A: Questions People Ask about Apollo and the Space Shuttle --
Appendix B: Featured Missions.
Responsibility: Jack Clemons.

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