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Apollo 13

Author : Jim Lovell
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Genre : Space vehicle accidents
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Apollo 13

Author : Jim Lovell
ISBN : 0618619585
Genre : History
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Recounts the four-day ordeal of Apollo 13 astronauts Jim Lovell, Fred Haise, and Jack Swigert and the dramatic struggle to bring back to Earth the tiny lunar module spacecraft into which they were forced to retreat when their main ship was damaged. Reprint.

James Lovell

Author : Jan Goldberg
ISBN : 082394459X
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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A biography of James Lovell that encompasses the astronaut's birth, childhood, education, NASA training, mission experience, and post-space life and work.

Failure Is Not An Option

Author : Gene Kranz
ISBN : 0743214471
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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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. As a flight director in NASA’s Mission Control, Kranz witnessed firsthand the making of history. He participated in the space program from the early days of the Mercury program to the last Apollo mission, and beyond. 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. 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. With his teammates, he accepted the challenge to carry out President John F. 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. What appeared as nearly flawless missions to the Moon were, in fact, a series of hair-raising near misses. When the space technology failed, as it sometimes did, the controllers’ only recourse was to rely on their skills and those of their teammates. He reveals behind-the-scenes details to demonstrate the leadership, discipline, trust, and teamwork that made the space program a success. 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.

Countdown

Author : Frank Borman
ISBN : 0688079296
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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Recounts Borman's flights aboard NASA's Gemini 7 and Apollo 8, and his battle to keep Eastern Airlines financially sound during his tenure as the company's president

On The Shoulders Of Titans

Author : Barton C. Hacker
ISBN : 0160671574
Genre : Science
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A detailed, yet highly readable book, On the Shoulders of Titans should be the starting point for all who are interested in the basic history of the Gemini Program. NASA's second human spaceflight program, Gemini laid the groundwork for the more ambitious Apollo program which put astronauts on the Moon. This informative and entertaining book had long been out of print and is now available in softcover format. Recommended for students, scholars, journalists, hobbyists, and all who are interested in human spaceflight history.

The Wrong Man

Author : Michael Mello
ISBN : 0816637830
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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The author, a law professor and critic of capital punishment, describes the events associated with his client "Crazy Joe" Spaziano, including how he was wrongly accused, convicted, and sentenced to death.

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