Getting Off The Planet: Training Astronauts (Apogee Books Space Series)
A behind-the-scenes look into how NASA prepared its first astronauts for space flight is offered in this detailed and humorous documentary of the early days of the space race. Readers will learn why Dr. Chambers spent the night in a water tank and clocked so many hours in a G-force centrifuge, along with what compelled researchers to offer the flight stick to both humans and chimpanzees. The rigor...
Series: Apogee Books Space Series
Paperback: 120 pages
Publisher: Collector's Guide Publishing, Inc. (January 1, 2006)
Product Dimensions: 10 x 0.3 x 7 inches
Amazon Rank: 1628812
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“I am a huge Apollo fan and try to read and absorb everything I can about the astronauts, the ships, the missions, everything. I was excited to see this book because I thought it would offer a unique insight into the actual details of the training pro...”
us yet jargon-free prose is designed for the casual scientist and is interspersed with the often outrageous anecdotes that sprung up during the years of meticulous research and patient, relentless testing that were conducted before America's first manned space flight. Dozens of rare photographs of the space project in the book and on the included CD-ROM are also featured.