Download E-books Fallen Astronauts: Heroes Who Died Reaching for the Moon, Revised Edition (Outward Odyssey: A People's History of Spaceflight) PDF

By Colin Burgess

Near the tip of the Apollo 15 project, David Scott and fellow moonwalker James Irwin performed a mystery rite unsanctioned by means of NASA: they put on the lunar soil a small tin figurine known as The Fallen Astronaut, in addition to a plaque bearing an inventory of names. via telling the tales of these 16 astronauts and cosmonauts who died within the quest to arrive the moon among 1962 and 1972, this ebook enriches the saga of humankind’s maximum clinical project, venture Apollo, and conveys the human expense of the gap race.

many folks are conscious of the 1st manned Apollo project, within which Gus Grissom, Ed White, and Roger Chaffee misplaced their lives in a hearth in the course of a floor try out, yet few be aware of of the opposite 5 fallen astronauts whose tales this ebook tells in addition, together with Ted Freeman and C.C. Williams, who died within the crashes in their T-38 jets; the “Gemini Twins,” Charlie Bassett and Elliot See, killed whilst their jet slammed into the construction the place their Gemini pill was once present process ultimate building; and Ed Givens, whose deadly motor vehicle crash has previously been obscured by way of rumors. Supported by means of vast interviews and archival fabric, the extreme lives and accomplishments of those and different fallen astronauts—including 8 Russian cosmonauts who misplaced their lives in the course of training—unfold right here in intimate and compelling element. Their tales go back us to a stirring time within the heritage of our state and remind us of the price of pleasing our desires. This revised version comprises improved and revised biographies and extra photographs.

Show description

Read Online or Download Fallen Astronauts: Heroes Who Died Reaching for the Moon, Revised Edition (Outward Odyssey: A People's History of Spaceflight) PDF

Similar Astronautics Space Flight books

The Mars Project

A reprint of the 1953 U. of Illinois Press version, itself translated from the 1952 German version (Bechtle Verlag, Esslingen). A ahead examine interplanetary house flight, in accordance with von Braun's adventure operating first for the Nazis after which for the U.S. military. With a brand new foreword by means of former NASA admi

Portals to the Universe: The NASA Astronomy Science Centers

The astronomy technology facilities verified by way of the nationwide Aeronautics and house management (NASA) to function the interfaces among astronomy missions and the group of scientists who make the most of the knowledge were drastically profitable in allowing space-based astronomy missions to accomplish their medical capability.

Cassini at Saturn: Huygens Results (Springer Praxis Books)

*Brings the tale of the Cassini-Huygens challenge and their joint exploration of the Saturnian process correct modern. *Combines a evaluation of prior wisdom of Saturn, its jewelry and moons, together with Titan, with new spacecraft ends up in one convenient quantity. *Provides the newest and such a lot wonderful pictures, that allows you to by no means have seemed ahead of in publication shape.

The Story of Manned Space Stations: An Introduction (Springer Praxis Books)

This e-book charts the background of manned house stations in a logical, chronological order. It tells the tale of the 2 significant area powers beginning out on their very separate courses, yet slowly coming jointly. It describes not often pointed out improvement courses, so much of which by no means flew, together with the USA Manned Orbiting Laboratory, the Soviet Almaz station, and the Soviet Polyus battlestation.

Additional info for Fallen Astronauts: Heroes Who Died Reaching for the Moon, Revised Edition (Outward Odyssey: A People's History of Spaceflight)

Show sample text content

Rated 4.43 of 5 – based on 32 votes