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The Rocket Men

Author : Rex Hall
ISBN : 185233391X
Genre : Science
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This book is the first known work in the west dedicated to revealing the full story of the Vostok space missions, and the first fledgling steps off our planet. In Leaving the Planet authors Rex Hall and Dave Shayler review this Soviet demonstration of technological progress. The text examines both the developmental and operational aspects of the missions, which at the time were clouded in secrecy. This fascinating and important text features a significant amount of new material on the spacecraft, as well as the history, design and development of the launch vehicle. It also includes the full story of the men and women who trained for these missions, some of whom never flew.

Rocket Men

Author : Robert Kurson
ISBN : 9780812988727
Genre : History
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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • The riveting inside story of three heroic astronauts who took on the challenge of mankind’s historic first mission to the Moon, from the bestselling author of Shadow Divers. “Robert Kurson tells the tale of Apollo 8 with novelistic detail and immediacy.”—Andy Weir, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Martian and Artemis By August 1968, the American space program was in danger of failing in its two most important objectives: to land a man on the Moon by President Kennedy’s end-of-decade deadline, and to triumph over the Soviets in space. With its back against the wall, NASA made an almost unimaginable leap: It would scrap its usual methodical approach and risk everything on a sudden launch, sending the first men in history to the Moon—in just four months. And it would all happen at Christmas. In a year of historic violence and discord—the Tet Offensive, the assassinations of Martin Luther King, Jr., and Robert Kennedy, the riots at the Democratic National Convention in Chicago—the Apollo 8 mission would be the boldest, riskiest test of America’s greatness under pressure. In this gripping insider account, Robert Kurson puts the focus on the three astronauts and their families: the commander, Frank Borman, a conflicted man on his final mission; idealistic Jim Lovell, who’d dreamed since boyhood of riding a rocket to the Moon; and Bill Anders, a young nuclear engineer and hotshot fighter pilot making his first space flight. Drawn from hundreds of hours of one-on-one interviews with the astronauts, their loved ones, NASA personnel, and myriad experts, and filled with vivid and unforgettable detail, Rocket Men is the definitive account of one of America’s finest hours. In this real-life thriller, Kurson reveals the epic dangers involved, and the singular bravery it took, for mankind to leave Earth for the first time—and arrive at a new world. “Rocket Men is a riveting introduction to the [Apollo 8] flight. . . . Kurson details the mission in crisp, suspenseful scenes. . . . [A] gripping book.”—The New York Times Book Review

Rocketman

Author : Chistopher Moeller
ISBN : OCLC:45274531
Genre : Science fiction comic books, strips, etc
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Rocketman

Author : Chistopher Moeller
ISBN : OCLC:45274531
Genre : Science fiction comic books, strips, etc
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Return Of The Rocket Men

Author : Matt Fitton
ISBN : 1844359506
Genre : Human-alien encounters
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Once before the Doctor battled the sadistic Rocket Men and once before he won. But when the dreaded pirates of the skies raid a remote frontier planet, he's not the only member of the TARDIS crew for whom they are old enemies. Steven Taylor knows them well. Back in his days as a pilot, on his twenty first birthday, Steven's ship was brought down by the malevolent Van Cleef. He barely escaped with his life. And now he's going to have to go through that again. But this time round, he knows what happens. And he knows there's no way out. Steven Taylor has to make a choice. A choice where either way, he loses.

Rocket Men

Author : Craig Nelson
ISBN : 9781848542365
Genre : Science
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On 20 July 1969, man set foot on the moon. Motivated by politics, faith, science and wonder, the Apollo 11 mission was the greatest technical achievement of all time. It was the culmination of over a decade's worth of money and effort from more than 400,000 staff and crew. Rocket Men follows the astounding story of the lunar project, beginning at its inception at the start of the Cold War and tracing it through to its finest hour with the first moon landing and the astronauts' safe return. Through extensive interviews with astronauts, NASA staff and their families and never-before published documents, Craig Nelson presents an awe-inspiring human account of the voyage that changed the course of history. He takes us behind the scenes at Mission Control to describe every detail of the mission, from the astronauts' moon excursion suits, which had five hundred parts and weighed no less than fifty pounds, to terrifying revelations, such as how Armstrong and Aldrin could have been left stranded on the moon when a vital switch snapped on the landing craft. Rocket Men is the inside story of one of the most perilous and rewarding undertakings in history.

Rocket Man

Author : Thomas Streissguth
ISBN : 0876148631
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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An exploration of the life and discoveries of a pioneer of space travel shows how his research and ideas shaped modern aeronautics, and discusses his experimental failures, as well as his many successes.

Commando Cody The Rocket Man

Author : Robby Reed
ISBN : 1540855058
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This is the definitive guide to Commando Cody The Rocket Man, star of a series of serials from Republic Pictures. The book, 145 pages, is divided into 12 chapters:1 - The Cliffhangers (Introduction to the genre)2 - A Coffin For Rocket Man (Tristram Coffin cast in role)3 - King of the Rocket Men (The first Rocket Man serial)4 - Blast Off! ( How they made the Rocket Man fly)5 - Radar Men from The Moon (Second serial)6 - The Iron Executioner (A klunky, retro-cool robot)7 - Zombies of the Stratosphere (Third serial)8 - Commando Cody Sky Marshall (Rocket Man TV series)9 - The Rocketeer (Dave Stevens comic character)10 - Captain Proton (Star Trek meets Rocket Man)11 - Rocketman Secrets (Behind the scenes)12 - Filmography (Names, dates, chapter titles)The book is jam-packed with photos, mostly full page photos. There are more than 200 of them! Basically, every known photo of Rocket Man, and many previously unknown! Page after page of pictures. The book is really more or less a photo-book -- but there's also plenty of text that presents a revealing history of the serials and the character, complete with rare quotes from all the actors who played him.The entire book (except a brief section in the back, with the movie posters) is in glorious black and white, like the serials! In terms of layout, the book is similar to the old FAMOUS MONSTERS OF FILMLAND film book articles. Old-style boxy layout throughout. No "modern" silhouettes or collages. No obvious use of Photoshop. It's a "period piece" that could have been produced in the 1950s.IMPORTANT NOTE: This is the second edition of this book, correcting numerous technical problems with the first edition, improving photo quality and adding several color pages featuring the Rocket Man serial posters. Bottom line: Anyone who loves Rocket Man or old movie cliffhangers will LOVE this book! It really is one of a kind, because there is no other book like it. It's truly the DEFINITIVE Rocket Man book.

Rocket Men

Author : Ron Haslam
ISBN : 9781407034089
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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'Rocket' Ron Haslam started racing on the professional circuit in 1972 at the age of 15 and developed into one of the finest, and fastest, racers the UK has ever seen. Winner of three World titles and four British championships, as well as a record six Macau GPs, he rode in more than 100 Grands Prix. Despite tragically losing two of his brothers in motorbike accidents, Haslam kept on riding, setting speed records wherever he went. His son, Leon, the 'Pocket Rocket', is following in his father's extremely speedy footsteps. A national Motorcross champion and national Scooter champion at the age of just 14, he became the youngest ever rider to compete in the 500cc World Championship and is now one of Britain's top racers, competing for Stiggy Honda in the World Superbike Championship. This is the extraordinary story of a father and a son who are addicted to motorbikes, with all the thrills and spills, miraculous escapes and multiple broken bones that involves. Both colourful characters, their story takes us all the way from the 1970s to today and is full of hilarious high-octane derring-do, a cast of characters including legends like Fast Freddie Spencer and Barry Sheene, and nothing less than terrifying but exhilarating adventure.

The Rocket Man

Author : David Darling
ISBN : 9781780742984
Genre : Transportation
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The wonder of flight has long captured the human imagination. In this beguiling history — ranging from the first aircraft to astronauts and beyond — David Darling tells the stories of the colorful adventurers whose wonder has translated into bizarre contraptions, magnificent achievements and, sometimes, startling folly. Discover outrageous attempts to fly like a bird and the secret military planes that never made it off the ground – including the “flying pancake” and the plane with thirty wings. Meet Amelia Earhart, the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic, before disappearing without trace over the Pacific Ocean; the real “X-Men” who flew the supersonic experimental “X-planes” for the US Air Force; stuntman Lincoln Beachey, looping-the-loop in a pinstripe suit; and, of course, The Rocket Man himself: Yves Rossy, who was the first person to cross the English Channel with the aid of a jet-pack. Eccentric and imaginative, reckless and resourceful — Darling’s daring cast of dreamers is guaranteed to entertain and inspire.

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