The Resource Freedom 7 : The Historic Flight of Alan B. Shepard, Jr., by Colin Burgess, (electronic resource)

Freedom 7 : The Historic Flight of Alan B. Shepard, Jr., by Colin Burgess, (electronic resource)

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Freedom 7 : The Historic Flight of Alan B. Shepard, Jr.
Title
Freedom 7
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The Historic Flight of Alan B. Shepard, Jr.
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by Colin Burgess
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eng
Summary
Inevitably, there are times in a nation’s history when its hopes, fears and confidence in its own destiny appear to hinge on the fate of a single person. One of these pivotal moments occurred on the early morning of May 5, 1961, when a 37-year-old test pilot squeezed himself into the confines of the tiny Mercury spacecraft that he had named Freedom 7. On that historic day, U.S. Navy Commander Alan Shepard carried with him the hopes, prayers, and anxieties of a nation as his Redstone rocket blasted free of the launch pad at Cape Canaveral, hurling him upwards on a 15-minute suborbital flight that also propelled the United States into the bold new frontier of human space exploration. This book tells the enthralling story of that pioeering flight as recalled by many of the participants in the Freedom 7 story, including Shepard himself, with anecdotal details and tales never before revealed in print. Although beaten into space just three weeks earlier by the Soviet cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin, Alan Shepard’s history-making mission aboard Freedom 7 nevertheless provided America’s first tentative step into space that would one day see its Apollo astronauts – including Alan Shepard – walk on the Moon
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Burgess, Colin
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TL787-4050.22
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non fiction
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Springer Praxis Books
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  • Engineering
  • Science
  • Astrophysics
  • Astronomy
  • Astronautics
  • Engineering
  • Aerospace Technology and Astronautics
  • Popular Science in Astronomy
  • Extraterrestrial Physics, Space Sciences
  • History of Science
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Freedom 7 : The Historic Flight of Alan B. Shepard, Jr., by Colin Burgess, (electronic resource)
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mixed
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online resource
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not applicable
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Contents
History and Development of the Mercury-Redstone Program -- The Precursory Flight of Chimpanzee Ham -- NASA’s First Space Pilot -- Countdown to Launch -- Liftoff of Freedom 7 -- Fifteen Minutes That Stopped a Nation -- Splashdown
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unknown
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XXVII, 266 p. 190 illus.
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multiple file formats
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electronic
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9783319011561
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uncompressed
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computer
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rdamedia
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c
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10.1007/978-3-319-01156-1
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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)978-3-319-01156-1
Label
Freedom 7 : The Historic Flight of Alan B. Shepard, Jr., 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
History and Development of the Mercury-Redstone Program -- The Precursory Flight of Chimpanzee Ham -- NASA’s First Space Pilot -- Countdown to Launch -- Liftoff of Freedom 7 -- Fifteen Minutes That Stopped a Nation -- Splashdown
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
XXVII, 266 p. 190 illus.
File format
multiple file formats
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9783319011561
Level of compression
uncompressed
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
10.1007/978-3-319-01156-1
Other physical details
online resource.
Quality assurance targets
absent
Reformatting quality
access
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(DE-He213)978-3-319-01156-1

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