The Resource Aurora 7 : The Mercury Space Flight of M. Scott Carpenter, by Colin Burgess, (electronic resource)

Aurora 7 : The Mercury Space Flight of M. Scott Carpenter, by Colin Burgess, (electronic resource)

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Aurora 7 : The Mercury Space Flight of M. Scott Carpenter
Title
Aurora 7
Title remainder
The Mercury Space Flight of M. Scott Carpenter
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by Colin Burgess
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eng
Summary
TO A NATION enthralled by the heroic exploits of the Mercury astronauts, the launch of Lt. Cmdr. Scott Carpenter on NASAâs second orbital space flight was a renewed cause for pride, jubilation and celebration. Within hours, that excitement had given way to stunned disbelief and anxiety as shaken broadcasters began preparing the American public for the very real possibility that an American astronaut and his spacecraft may have been lost at sea. In fact, it had been a very close call. Completely out of fuel and forced to manually guide Aurora 7 through the frightening inferno of re-entry, Carpenter brought the Mercury spacecraft down to a safe splashdown in the ocean. In doing so, he controversially overshot the intended landing zone. Despite his efforts, Carpenterâs performance on the MA-7 mission was later derided by powerful figures within NASA. He would never fly into space again. Taking temporary leave of NASA, Carpenter participated in the U.S. Navyâs pioneering Sealab program. For a record 30 days he lived and worked aboard a pressurized habitat resting on the floor of the ocean, becoming the nationâs first astronaut/aquanaut explorer. Following extensive research conducted by noted spaceflight historian Colin Burgess, the drama-filled flight of Aurora 7 is faithfully recounted in this engrossing book, along with the personal recollections of Scott Carpenter and those closest to the actual events
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Burgess, Colin
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0
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QB1-991
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non fiction
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Springer Praxis Books
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  • Popular works
  • Space sciences
  • Astronomy
  • Aerospace engineering
  • Astronautics
  • Popular Science
  • Popular Science in Astronomy
  • Aerospace Technology and Astronautics
  • Extraterrestrial Physics, Space Sciences
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Aurora 7 : The Mercury Space Flight of M. Scott Carpenter, by Colin Burgess, (electronic resource)
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mixed
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online resource
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cr
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rdacarrier
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not applicable
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text
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txt
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rdacontent
Contents
A replacement astronaut -- From Colorado to the Cape -- Training for MA-7 -- Aurora 7 in orbit -- A highly troubled mission -- Walter Cronkite: âWe may have lost an astronautâ -- Post-flight repercussions -- Epilogue: From astronaut to aquanaut
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unknown
Edition
1st ed. 2016.
Extent
XX, 239 p. 181 illus., 40 illus. in color.
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multiple file formats
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electronic
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9783319204390
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uncompressed
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computer
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rdamedia
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c
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10.1007/978-3-319-20439-0
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online resource.
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absent
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access
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remote
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(DE-He213)978-3-319-20439-0
Label
Aurora 7 : The Mercury Space Flight of M. Scott Carpenter, by Colin Burgess, (electronic resource)
Publication
Antecedent source
mixed
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
not applicable
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A replacement astronaut -- From Colorado to the Cape -- Training for MA-7 -- Aurora 7 in orbit -- A highly troubled mission -- Walter Cronkite: âWe may have lost an astronautâ -- Post-flight repercussions -- Epilogue: From astronaut to aquanaut
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st ed. 2016.
Extent
XX, 239 p. 181 illus., 40 illus. in color.
File format
multiple file formats
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9783319204390
Level of compression
uncompressed
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
10.1007/978-3-319-20439-0
Other physical details
online resource.
Quality assurance targets
absent
Reformatting quality
access
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(DE-He213)978-3-319-20439-0

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