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Selecting the Mercury seven : the search for America's first astronauts

Auteur : Colin Burgess
Éditeur: New York : Springer ; Chichester : Published in association with Praxis Publishing, ©2011.
Collection: Springer-Praxis books in space exploration.
Édition/format:   Livre électronique : Document : AnglaisVoir toutes les éditions et tous les formats
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In January 1959, after an exhaustive search through military service records, a number of Americas elite test pilots received orders to attend a series of top-secret briefings in Washington, D.C. These briefings were designed to assist in selecting a group of astronauts for the newly formed National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and its man-in-space program, Project Mercury. Following in-depth medical  Lire la suite...
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Genre/forme: Electronic books
Biography
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Format – détails additionnels: Print version:
Burgess, Colin, 1947-
Selecting the Mercury seven.
New York : Springer ; Chichester, UK : Published in association with Praxis Pub., ©2011
(DLC) 2011925650
(OCoLC)759402145
Type d’ouvrage: Document, Ressource Internet
Type de document: Ressource Internet, Fichier d'ordinateur
Tous les auteurs / collaborateurs: Colin Burgess
ISBN: 9781441984050 1441984054 9781283351249 1283351242
Numéro OCLC: 747105631
Description: 1 online resource (xxv, 371 pages) : illustrations
Contenu: Chapter 1: Sailing in and out of war --
Chapter 2: The call goes out --
Chapter 3: Narrowing the field --
Chapter 4: The finalists --
Chapter 5: Tennessee patriot, pilot, and poet --
Chapter 6: Lovelace Clinic, New Mexico --
Chapter 7: Wright-Patterson: the final hurdle --
Chapter 8: Announcing the Mercury astronauts --
Chapter 9: Back in contention --
Chapter 10: Mercury Seven --
Appendix A: Final 32 Mercury astronaut candidates (list) --
Appendix B: Space flights by Group 1 astronauts --
Appendix C: Space flights by other Group 1 finalists.
Titre de collection: Springer-Praxis books in space exploration.
Autres titres: Search for America's first astronauts
Responsabilité: Colin Burgess.

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The names of the seven Mercury astronauts were announced in April 1959 amid a flurry of publicity and patriotism. This work provides authorized biographical details of all thirty-two finalists for  Lire la suite...

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