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Friendship 7 [[electronic resource] ] : The Epic Orbital Flight of John H. Glenn, Jr. / / by Colin Burgess

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Autore: Burgess Colin <1947-> Visualizza persona
Titolo: Friendship 7 [[electronic resource] ] : The Epic Orbital Flight of John H. Glenn, Jr. / / by Colin Burgess Visualizza cluster
Pubblicazione: Cham : , : Springer International Publishing : , : Imprint : Springer, , 2015
Edizione: 1st ed. 2015.
Descrizione fisica: 1 online resource (293 p.)
Disciplina: 500.5
Soggetto topico: Astronomy
Aerospace engineering
Space sciences
Popular Science in Astronomy
Aerospace Technology and Astronautics
Space Sciences (including Extraterrestrial Physics, Space Exploration and Astronautics)
History of Science
Note generali: Description based upon print version of record.
Nota di bibliografia: Includes bibliographical references at the end of each chapters and index.
Nota di contenuto: Developing the Mercury-Atlas program -- The orbital flight of chimpanzee Enos -- A Marine on a mission -- Delays, and more delays -- “Godspeed, John Glenn.” -- A drama-filled mission -- A safe splashdown -- Epilogue: Beyond the Mercury program.
Sommario/riassunto: In this spellbinding account of an historic but troubled orbital mission, noted space historian Colin Burgess takes us back to an electrifying time in American history, when intrepid pioneers were launched atop notoriously unreliable rockets at the very dawn of human space exploration.   A nation proudly and collectively came to a standstill on the day this mission flew; a day that will be forever enshrined in American spaceflight history. On the morning of February 20, 1962, following months of frustrating delays, a Marine Corps war hero and test pilot named John Glenn finally blazed a path into orbit aboard a compact capsule named Friendship 7.   The book’s tension-filled narrative faithfully unfolds through contemporary reports and the personal recollections of astronaut John Glenn, along with those closest to the Friendship 7 story, revealing previously unknown facts behind one of America’s most ambitious and memorable pioneering space missions.
Titolo autorizzato: Friendship 7  Visualizza cluster
ISBN: 3-319-15654-3
Formato: Materiale a stampa
Livello bibliografico Monografia
Lingua di pubblicazione: Inglese
Record Nr.: 9910300423903321
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Serie: Space Exploration