By Colin Burgess
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.
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