Kurson presents not only the challenges, risks, ambition, and success of Apollo 8, but a story of human spirit. As we approach the 50th anniversary of Apollo 8, their incredible journey and the stunning memory of Earthrise can set us on the trajectory for an awe-inspired future.
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At the Co-op. About the book: Rocket Men is a riveting account of the three brave astronauts who took one of the most dangerous space flights. In early , the Apollo space program was on shaky footing.
By August , with its back against the wall, NASA decided to scrap its usual methodical approach and shoot for the heavens. With just four months to prepare — a fraction of the normal time — the agency would send the first men in history to the Moon.
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With a focus on astronauts Frank Borman, Jim Lovell, and Bill Anders, and their wives and children, this vivid, gripping, you-are-there narrative chronicles the epic danger involved, and the singular bravery it took for man to leave Earth for the first time — and to arrive at a new world. Condition: New. Seller Inventory NEW More information about this seller Contact this seller.
Book Description Lerner Pub Group, Library Binding. Never used!. Seller Inventory P Book Description Lerner Publications, Jeffrey Zuehlke. Publisher: Lerner Pub Group , And maybe, just maybe, after reading this, you might think about it the same way as we do. The Shuttle killed more people than any other space vehicle in history.
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The explosion of the Challenger killed seven people, six astronauts and one Teacher in Space participant, during the launch of its 10 th mission in The explosion of the Columbia killed seven more during re-entry of its 28 th mission in Let me spell it out for you: out of five Shuttles--Columbia, Challenger, Discovery, Atlantis, and Endeavor—two met a disastrous and fiery fate.
This would have grounded any other vehicle permanently. To compare, the Apollo I mission resulted in the death three astronauts during a launch pad test.
The Mercury and Gemini missions had no fatalities. As for the Russian space program, one cosmonaut died during the re-entry of the Soyuz 1, and three died on the Soyuz 11 after being exposed to vacuum. There is no hard data available on the deaths of Soviet-era cosmonauts, but unsubstantiated rumors suggest that there may have been Soviet casualties in the early days of the space race.
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But I sure as heck can. All five Shuttles flew a total of missions. According to Space. Nature followed up in One of the many reasons the Shuttles were so expensive was because some of the equipment used to launch, such as the external tank , were non-reusable and had to be replaced with each launch.