Gemini Flies!

Unmanned Flights and the First Manned Mission
Author: David J. Shayler
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319681427
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 333
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In May 1961, President John F. Kennedy committed the United States to landing a man on the moon before the end of the decade. With just a handful of years to pull it off, NASA authorized the Project Gemini space program, which gathered vital knowledge needed to achieve the nation’s goal. This book introduces the crucial three-step test program employed by the Gemini system, covering: The short unmanned orbital flight of Gemini 1 that tested the compatibility of launch vehicle, spacecraft and ground systems. The unmanned suborbital flight of Gemini 2 to establish the integrity of the reentry system and protective heat shield. The three-orbit manned evaluation flight of Gemini 3, christened ‘Molly Brown’ by her crew. A mission recalled orbit by orbit, using mission transcripts, post-flight reports and the astronauts’ own account of their historic journey. The missions of Project Gemini was the pivotal steppingstone between Project Mercury and the Apollo Program. Following the success of its first two unmanned missions and the exploits of Gus Grissom and John Young on Gemini 3, NASA gained the confidence to plan an even bolder step on its next mission, as described in the next book in this series on Gemini 4.

Gemini 4

An Astronaut Steps into the Void
Author: David J. Shayler
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319766759
Category: Science
Page: 378
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The flight of Gemini 4 in June 1965 was conducted barely four years after the first Americans flew in space. It was a bold step by NASA to accomplish the first American spacewalk and to extend the U.S. flight duration record to four days. This would be double the experience gained from the six Mercury missions combined. This daring mission was the first to be directed from the new Mission Control at the Manned Spacecraft Center near Houston, Texas. It also revealed that: Working outside the spacecraft would require further study. Developing the techniques to rendezvous with another object in space would not be as straightforward as NASA had hoped. Living in a small spacecraft for several days was a challenging but necessary step in the quest for even longer flights. Despite the risks, the gamble that astronauts Jim McDivitt and Ed White undertook paid off. Gemini 4 gave NASA the confidence to attempt an even longer flight the next time. That next mission would simulate the planned eight-day duration of an Apollo lunar voyage. Its story is recounted in the next title in this series: Gemini 5: Eight Days in Space or Bust.

Saturn V

Die Mondrakete
Author: Eugen Reichl
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783613037472
Category:
Page: 143
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Die Rakete zu den Planetenräumen


Author: Hermann Oberth
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
ISBN: 3486747126
Category: Science
Page: 106
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Hermann Oberth gilt als einer der bedeutendsten Pioniere der Raketentechnik. Visionär waren nicht nur seine umfassende, akribische Untersuchung und Optimierung aller denkbaren Raketenparamter, sondern auch seine Vorschläge zur Raketeninstrumentierung für bemannte und wissenschaftliche Missionen sowie Ideen für Start- und Testanlagen. Die Neuauflage ermöglicht es, die Realisierung von Oberth's "Traum" nachzuvollziehen und mit der heutigen Raumfahrtrealität abzugleichen. Reprint der 5. Auflage von 1984

Der Mond


Author: Erich Übelacker
Publisher: TESSLOFF Verlag
ISBN: 9783788602611
Category:
Page: 48
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Der Einfluss des Mondes auf die Erde und die Geschichte der Mondfahrt wird eindrucksvoll und reich illustriert dargestellt.

Full moon

Aufbruch zum Mond
Author: Michael Light
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783894056056
Category:
Page: 127
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Millennium Falke YT-1300

technisches Handbuch ; Star Wars
Author: Ryder Windham
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783868525502
Category:
Page: 127
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Die Neue Astronomie


Author: HENBEST,MARTEN
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 3034867484
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 240
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Vom Kriege

hinterlassenes Werk
Author: Carl ¬von Clausewitz
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category:
Page: N.A
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Das 1950er Syndrom

der Weg in die Konsumgesellschaft
Author: Christian Pfister
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Energy policy
Page: 428
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Epochenschwelle zwischen Industriegesellschaft und Konsumgesellschaft - Wertewandel - Treibstoffzoll aus historischer Sicht - Raumplanung - Entwicklung des Luftverkehrs.

Projekt »Apollo«

Die frühen Jahre
Author: Eugen Reichl
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783613036659
Category:
Page: 143
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Moonchild.


Author: Aleister Crowley
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783933321183
Category:
Page: 240
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First Moon


Author: Joe Wight
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783899083521
Category:
Page: 64
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Who's who in the South and Southwest


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Southern States
Page: N.A
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Includes names from the States of Alabama, Arkansas, the District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas and Virginia, and Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands.

Dictionary of International Biography


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Biography
Page: N.A
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A biographical record of contemporary achievement together with a key to the location of the original biographical notes.