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Fallen Astronauts Heroes Who Died Reaching for the Moon by Colin Burgess

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Published by Bison Books .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Biography: general,
  • Space travel & exploration,
  • Space flight to the moon,
  • Biography / Autobiography,
  • Astronauts,
  • Biography & Autobiography,
  • Soviet Union,
  • Biography/Autobiography,
  • Scientists - Astronauts,
  • Biography & Autobiography / General,
  • Adventurers & Explorers,
  • United States,
  • Biography,
  • History

Book details:

Edition Notes

ContributionsEugene A. Cernan (Foreword)
The Physical Object
FormatPaperback
Number of Pages272
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL7905648M
ISBN 100803262124
ISBN 109780803262126

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  "Fallen Astronauts" is a long overdue book on the astronauts and cosmonauts who died during the race to the moon. Colin Burgess and Kate Doolan (with assistance from the remarkable Bert Vis in the area of the Soviet space program casualties) have written a magnificent book, which serves as both a tribute and a historical accounting of the astronauts who died in the space race/5(28).   Fallen Astronauts is a long-overdue tribute to a group of men who paid the ultimate price for their tragically unfulfilled dreams of space flight.”—Michael Cassutt, author of Who’s Who In Space and coauthor of We Have CaptureAuthor: Colin Burgess.   By telling the stories of those sixteen astronauts and cosmonauts who died in the quest to reach the moon between and , this book enriches the saga of humankind's greatest scientific undertaking, Project Apollo, and conveys the human cost of the space race/5(53).   Many people are aware of the first manned Apollo mission, in which Gus Grissom, Ed White, and Roger Chaffee lost their lives in a fire during a ground test, but few know of the other five fallen astronauts whose stories this book tells as well, including Ted Freeman and C.C. Williams, who died in the crashes of their T jets; the “Gemini Author: Colin Burgess.

Fallen Astronauts is a long-overdue tribute to a group of men who paid the ultimate price for their tragically unfulfilled dreams of space flight." Michael Cassutt, author of Who's Who In Space and coauthor of We Have Capture "Though there are many space explorers no longer with us their achievements should not be forgotten. By telling the stories of those sixteen astronauts and cosmonauts who died in the quest to reach the moon between and , this book enriches the saga of humankind’s greatest scientific undertaking, Project Apollo, and conveys the human cost of the space : Colin Burgess, Kate Doolan, Eugene A. Cernan.   Fallen astronauts: heroes who died reaching for the moon User Review - Not Available - Book Verdict Eight of America's early astronauts, selected to participate in 5/5(1). Read this book on Questia. A tribute to sixteen space pioneers. Near the end of the Apollo 15 mission, David Scott and fellow moonwalker James Irwin conducted a secret ceremony unsanctioned by NASA: they placed on the lunar soil a small tin figurine called "The Fallen Astronaut," along with a plaque bearing a list of names.

Fallen Astronauts Book Summary: Near the end of the Apollo 15 mission, David Scott and fellow moonwalker James Irwin conducted a secret ceremony unsanctioned by NASA: they placed on the lunar soil a small tin figurine called The Fallen Astronaut, along with a plaque bearing a list of names. By telling the stories of those sixteen astronauts and cosmonauts who died in the quest to reach the.   Read "Fallen Astronauts Heroes Who Died Reaching for the Moon, Revised Edition" by Colin Burgess available from Rakuten Kobo. Near the end of the Apollo 15 mission, David Scott and fellow moonwalker James Irwin conducted a secret ceremony unsanct Brand: UNP-Nebraska.   “Fallen Astronauts: Heroes Who Died Reaching for the Moon” is the title of a book recently published by the University of Nebraska Press, Lincoln and London. The first 31 pages of the page book are devoted exclusively to the life, education, selection as a NASA astronaut and death of Theodore C. Freeman, late of Lewes. The authors are Colin Burgess and Kate Doolan, with Bert Vis. Book Description: Near the end of theApollo 15mission, David Scott and fellow moonwalker James Irwin conducted a secret ceremony unsanctioned by NASA: they placed on the lunar soil a small tin figurine calledThe Fallen Astronaut, along with a plaque bearing a list of telling the stories of those sixteen astronauts and cosmonauts who died in the quest to reach the moon between and.