In we seven, america’s original astronauts share with us—as only they can—the hopes and dreams of the US at the dawn of a new era. The heroic story of the mercury Seven, the pioneer astronauts who risked their lives for America’s first manned space voyages. Project mercury ran from 1959 through 1963, and defined NASA’s manned space flights to come, put the first American in space, from Gemini through Apollo.
We Seven: By the Astronauts Themselves #ad - But project mercury was more than the heroism of individual missions.
Failure Is Not an Option: Mission Control From Mercury to Apollo 13 and BeyondSimon & Schuster #ad - This memoir of a veteran nasa flight director tells riveting stories from the early days of the Mercury program through Apollo 11 the moon landing and Apollo 13, for both of which Kranz was flight director. Gene kranz was present at the creation of America’s manned space program and was a key player in it for three decades.
A fascinating firsthand account by a veteran mission controller of one of America’s greatest achievements, Failure is Not an Option reflects on what has happened to the space program and offers his own bold suggestions about what we ought to be doing in space now. He endured the disastrous first years when rockets blew up and the United States seemed to fall further behind the Soviet Union in the space race.
As a flight director in naSA’s Mission Control, Kranz witnessed firsthand the making of history. With his teammates, he accepted the challenge to carry out President John F. When the space technology failed, as it sometimes did, the controllers’ only recourse was to rely on their skills and those of their teammates.
Failure Is Not an Option: Mission Control From Mercury to Apollo 13 and Beyond #ad - He helped to launch alan shepard and John Glenn, then assumed the flight director’s role in the Gemini program, which he guided to fruition. He reveals behind-the-scenes details to demonstrate the leadership, discipline, trust, and teamwork that made the space program a success. Kennedy’s commitment to land a man on the Moon before the end of the 1960s.
Kranz recounts these thrilling historic events and offers new information about the famous flights.
The Astronaut Wives Club: A True StoryGrand Central Publishing #ad - Read the bestselling book that inspired the ABC television series. As america's mercury seven astronauts were launched on death-defying missions, television cameras focused on the brave smiles of their young wives. Together with the other wives they formed the Astronaut Wives Club, providing one another with support and friendship, coffee and cocktails.
As their celebrity rose-and as divorce and tragedy began to touch their lives-the wives continued to rally together, forming bonds that would withstand the test of time, and they have stayed friends for over half a century. Overnight, these women were transformed from military spouses into American royalty.
The Astronaut Wives Club: A True Story #ad - Simon Schuster. Grand Central Publishing. The astronaut wives club tells the story of the women who stood beside some of the biggest heroes in American history. They had tea with jackie Kennedy, appeared on the cover of Life magazine, and quickly grew into fashion icons. Annie glenn, with her picture-perfect marriage, was the envy of the other wives; JFK made it clear that platinum-blonde Rene Carpenter was his favorite; and licensed pilot Trudy Cooper arrived with a secret that needed to stay hidden from NASA.
Carrying the Fire: An Astronaut's JourneysCooper Square Press #ad - Nasa astronaut michael collins trained as an experimental test pilot before venturing into space as a vital member of the Gemini 10 and Apollo 11 missions. In carrying the fire, his account of his voyages into space and the years of training that led up to them, the physical realities, Collins reveals the human tensions, and the personal emotions surrounding the early years of the space race.
Collins provides readers with an insider's view of the space program and conveys the excitement and wonder of his journey to the moon. Grand Central Publishing. As skilled at writing as he is at piloting a spacecraft, withholding nothing in his candid assessments of fellow astronauts Neil Armstrong, engaging prose, and Buzz Aldrin, Collins explains the clash of personalities at NASA and technical aspects of flight with clear, John Glenn, and officials within NASA.
Carrying the Fire: An Astronaut's Journeys #ad - Simon Schuster. A fascinating memoir of mankind's greatest journey told in familiar, Carrying the Fire is by turns thrilling, humorous, human terms, and thought-provoking, a unique work by a remarkable man.
The Right StuffPicador #ad - Picador USA. Simon Schuster. It is this, that tom wolfe describes with his almost uncanny empathetic powers, the inner life of the astronauts, that made The Right Stuff a classic. From "america's nerviest journalist" newsweek--a breath-taking epic, a magnificent adventure story, and an investigation into the true heroism and courage of the first Americans to conquer space.
. Tom wolfe at his very best" the new york times book reviewmillions of words have poured forth about man's trip to the moon, but until now few people have had a sense of the most engrossing side of the adventure; namely, on the moon, what went on in the minds of the astronauts themselves - in space, and even during certain odysseys on earth.
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Deke! U.S. Manned Space: From Mercury To the ShuttleForge Books #ad - Simon Schuster. It was deke slayton who selected the crews who flew the Gemini, Apollo, and Skylab missions. Instead, he became the first chief of American Astronaut Corps. Now, after decades of silence, he tells his priceless stories of those years when American was engaged in the greatest voyage of exploration in human history.
Grand Central Publishing. Deke slayton's knowledge of how the. S. It was deke slayton who made Neil Armstrong the first man on the moon. Deke! is deke slayton's' story--told in his own words and in the voices of the men and women who worked with him and knew him best. Deke slayton was one of the first seven Mercury astronauts--and he might have been the first American in space.
Deke! U.S. Manned Space: From Mercury To the Shuttle #ad - . Picador USA. Manned space program worked is the missing piece of every space buff's puzzle.
First Man: The Life of Neil A. ArmstrongSimon & Schuster #ad - Picador USA. In this “compelling and nuanced portrait” chicago tribune filled with revelations, Hansen vividly recreates Armstrong’s career in flying, from his seventy-eight combat missions as a naval aviator flying over North Korea to his formative trans-atmospheric flights in the rocket-powered X-15 to his piloting Gemini VIII to the first-ever docking in space.
First man burrows deep into armstrong’s past and present…What emerges is an earnest and brave man” Houston Chronicle who will forever be known as history’s most famous space traveler. For a pilot who cared more about flying to the Moon than he did about walking on it, Armstrong’s storied vocation exacted a dear personal toll, Hansen asserts, paid in kind by his wife and children.
First Man: The Life of Neil A. Armstrong #ad - Grand Central Publishing. For the near-fifty years since the Moon landing, his religious beliefs, rumors have swirled around Armstrong concerning his dreams of space travel, and his private life. Soon to be a major motion picture, this is the first—and only—definitive authorized account of Neil Armstrong, the man whose “one small step” changed history.
When apollo 11 touched down on the Moon’s surface in 1969, the first man on the Moon became a legend. Simon Schuster. Hansen explores the life of Neil Armstrong. In first man, author James R.
Moon Shot: The Inside Story of America's Apollo Moon LandingsOpen Road Media #ad - A revised edition of the new york times bestselling classic: the epic story of the golden years of American space exploration, the Soviet Union launched Sputnik I, told by the men who rode the rocketsOn October 4, 1957, and the space race was born. Picador USA. They spent the 1960s at the forefront of nasa’s effort to conquer space, and Moon Shot is their inside account of what many call the twentieth century’s greatest feat—landing humans on another world.
Collaborating with nbc’s veteran space reporter jay barbree, Shepard and Slayton narrate in gripping detail the story of America’s space exploration from the time of Shepard’s first flight until he and eleven others had walked on the moon. Simon Schuster. Desperate to beat the russians into space, NASA put together a crew of the nation’s most daring test pilots: the seven men who were to lead America to the moon.
Moon Shot: The Inside Story of America's Apollo Moon Landings #ad - Grand Central Publishing. The first into space was alan Shepard; the last was Deke Slayton, whose irregular heartbeat kept him grounded until 1975.
John Glenn: A MemoirBantam #ad - Nearly four decades later, as the world's oldest astronaut, his courage reveted a nation. But these two historical events only bracketed a life that covers the sweep of an extraordinary century. John glenn's autobiography spans the seminal events of the twentieth century. Grand Central Publishing. Senator-and in 1998 a return to space for his remarkable Discover mission at the age of seventy-seven.
He took these values with him as a marine fighter pilot during World War II and into the skies over Korea, for which he would be decorated. Simon Schuster. He was the first astronaut to orbit the Earth. Picador USA. Always a gifted flier, it was during the war that he contemplated the unlimited possibilities of aviation and its frontiers.
John Glenn: A Memoir #ad - We see the early days of nasa, where he first served as a backup pilot for astronauts Alan Shepard and Gus Grissom. Then came several years in international business, followed by a twenty-four year career as a U. S. In 1962 glenn piloted the mercury-Atlas 6 Friendship 7 spacecraft on the first manned orbital mission of the United States.
It is a story that begins with his childhood in Ohio where he learned the importance of family, community, and patriotism.
Apollo 13Mariner Books #ad - In april 1970, during the glory days of the apollo space program, NASA sent Navy Captain Jim Lovell and two other astronauts on America's fifth mission to the moon. As inspiring today as it was thirty years ago, the story of Apollo 13 is a timeless tribute to the enduring American spirit and sparkling individual heroism.
In their preface, long consigned to an aviation museum outside paris, culminating only recently when the Apollo 13 spacecraft itself, they offer an incisive look at America's waxing and waning love affair with space exploration during the past three decades, was at last returned to its rightful home in the United States.
Simon Schuster. The entire nation watches as one crisis after another is met and overcome. As the hours tick away, the narrative shifts from the crippled spacecraft to Mission Control, from engineers searching desperately for a way to fix the ship to Lovell's wife and children praying for his safe return.
Apollo 13 #ad - Written with all the color and drama of the best fiction, APOLLO 13 previously published as Lost Moon tells the full story of the moon shot that almost ended in catastrophe. Grand Central Publishing. By the time the ship splashes down in the Pacific, we understand why the heroic effort to rescue Lovell and his crew is considered by many to be NASA's finest hour.
Now, thirty years after the launch of the mission, Jim Lovell and coauthor Jeffrey Kluger add a new preface and never-before-seen photographs to Apollo 13.
Apollo 8: The Thrilling Story of the First Mission to the MoonPicador #ad - The race to prepare an untested rocket for an unprecedented journey paves the way for the hair-raising trip to the moon. Only the year before, three astronauts had burned to death in their spacecraft, and since then the Apollo program had suffered one setback after another. Mariner Books. Meanwhile, the cold war was getting hotter by the month, the Russians were winning the space race, and President Kennedy’s promise to put a man on the moon by the end of the decade seemed sure to be broken.
Picador USA. Here is the tale of a mission that was both a calculated risk and a wild crapshoot, a stirring account of how three American heroes forever changed our view of the home planet. And when the mission is over―after the first view of the far side of the moon, the first earth-rise, and the first re-entry through the earth’s atmosphere following a flight to deep space―the impossible dream of walking on the moon suddenly seems within reach.
Apollo 8: The Thrilling Story of the First Mission to the Moon #ad - Simon Schuster. Grand Central Publishing. The untold story of the historic voyage to the moon that closed out one of our darkest years with a nearly unimaginable triumph. In august 1968, nasa made a bold decision: in just sixteen weeks, the United States would launch humankind’s first flight to the moon. Then, on christmas eve, a nation that has suffered a horrendous year of assassinations and war is heartened by an inspiring message from the trio of astronauts in lunar orbit.
But when frank borman, jim lovell and Bill Anders were summoned to a secret meeting and told of the dangerous mission, they instantly signed on.