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.

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

Millennium Falke YT-1300

technisches Handbuch ; Star Wars
Author: Ryder Windham
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783868525502
Category:
Page: 127
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Projekt »Apollo«

Die Mondlandungen
Author: Eugen Reichl
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783613037229
Category:
Page: 143
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Der Sohn der grünen Insel

Historischer Roman
Author: Steve Lawhead
Publisher: BASTEI LÜBBE
ISBN: 9783404156030
Category: Fiction
Page: 685
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405 n. Christus: Als der junge Brite Succat von irischen Piraten als Sklave verschleppt wird, ist dies der Beginn eines gewaltigen Abenteuers. Mehrere Fluchtversuche Succats scheitern kläglich; doch als die Lage schon aussichtslos erscheint, erregt Succat die Aufmerksamkeit der Druiden, die ihn in ihre Lehren einweihen. Schließlich kehrt er wieder in seine Heimat zurück, um das Erbe seiner Väter anzutreten - eine Heimat, die in Trümmern liegt. In seiner Verzweiflung macht Succat sich auf eine abenteuerliche Reise quer durch Europa, die ihn über die blutigen Schlachtfelder des von der Völkerwanderung heimgesuchten Galliens bis nach Rom führen wird. Aber was er auch tut, die Sehnsucht nach Irland bleibt, denn tief in seinem Herzen weiß Succat, dass er dort noch eine Mission zu erfüllen hat, wenn der Kreis sich schließen soll. Eine Mission, die Irland für immer verändern wird ...

Peenemünde

Die Geschichte der V-Waffen
Author: Walter Dornberger
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: V-2 rocket
Page: 313
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Inseln im All

Roman
Author: Arthur C. Clarke
Publisher: Heyne Verlag
ISBN: 3641116252
Category: Fiction
Page: N.A
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Gewinne eine Reise in den Weltraum! Der 17-jährige Roy Malcolm gewinnt in einer Quizsendung eine Reise zur Inneren Raumstation. Dort angekommen teilt er Freud und Leid der Besatzung, erfährt die Auswirkung der Schwerelosigkeit am eigenen Körper und lernt alles über die Satellitenkommunikation und außerirdische Lebensformen auf dem Merkur, bevor er wieder zurück zur Erde muss.

Hirnströme

Eine Kulturgeschichte der Elektroenzephalographie
Author: Cornelius Borck
Publisher: Wallstein Verlag
ISBN: 3835320742
Category: Electroencephalography
Page: 383
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Hauptbeschreibung Die Visualisierung von Gehirnprozessen hat in der Geschichte der Hirnforschung regelmäßig große Erwartungen geweckt. Cornelius Borck stellt mit der Registrierung elektrischer Hirnströme eine Aufzeichnungstechnik ins Zentrum seiner Untersuchung, mit der sich seinerzeit die Hoffnung verknüpfte, das Gehirn in seiner eigenen Sprache schreiben zu lassen und so seine Funktionsweise lesbar zu machen. Er verfolgt die vielfach widersprüchlichen Deutungen zur Elektroenzephalographie von den Versuchen des deutschen Psychiaters Hans Berger und seiner Veröffentlichung eines men.

Who's Who in the South and Southwest


Author: Marquis Who's Who,Marquis Who's Who Staff
Publisher: Marquis Whos Who
ISBN: 9780837908298
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 800
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Provides current coverage of a broad range of individuals from across the South and Southwest Includes approximately 17,500 names from the region embracing Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, West Virginia, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands. Because of its importance and its contiguity to the southwestern United States, Mexico is also covered in this volume.

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.

Who's who in the West


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Alaska
Page: N.A
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Who's who in the Midwest

A Biographical Dictionary of Noteworthy Men and Women of the Central and Midwestern States
Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: United States
Page: N.A
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Who's Who in the Midwest, 1990-91


Author: Inc. Marquis Who's Who
Publisher: Marquis Who's Who
ISBN: 9780837907222
Category: Reference
Page: 730
View: 1717
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Who's who in Finance and Industry


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780837903347
Category: Capitalists and financiers
Page: 1037
View: 9403
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Authoritative and accurate information you need on the careers and credentials of the world's leading business executives in one handy source Who's Who in Finance and Industry lists top professionals from the United States and more than 160 other nations and territories. This expanded international focus provides current biographical information on leaders and achievers in technologically advanced economies as well as in emerging markets. To keep up with the ever-changing economic and corporate climates, new entries are added regularly to Who's Who in Finance and Industry. Among the 11,000 new entries included in the 31st edition, you'll find these noted individuals: -- Senior executives of the largest U.S. firms as measured by revenue -- Chairpersons and presidents of North America's stock exchanges -- Presidents of chambers of commerce in cities across the country -- Heads of federal departments, commissions, and boards concerned with agriculture, commerce, energy, labor, transportation, and finance -- Chairpersons, presidents, and CEOs of the largest minority-owned businesses -- Chairpersons, presidents, and CEOs of the largest Mexican and Canadian industrial firms -- Administrators and professors from the top business schools in the U.S., Mexico, and Canada Includes a comprehensive Professional Index to make your research fast and easy.

Library of Congress Catalog: Motion Pictures and Filmstrips


Author: Library of Congress
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Filmstrips
Page: N.A
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