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Mercury & Gemini Mission Library


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Friendship 7: NASA Mission Reports
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Friendship 7: The NASA Mission Reports

Aboard Friendship 7, John Glenn was the first American to orbit the earth in February of 1962. The book includes in-depth technical drawings, the complete ground-to-space communciations log of the mission, lots of great color photos, plus a CD-ROM with official NASA video of the Friendship 7 flight. Find out what made John Glenn such an enduring icon of this century. A wonderful glimpse into the early days of the space race.
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Gemini 6: NASA Mission Reports
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Gemini 6: The NASA Mission Reports

Without the ten successful manned Gemini missions NASA could not have accomplished Kennedy's seemingly impossible goal of landing a man on the moon in the 1960's. Gemini 6 was the fifth manned flight of America's two-man spacecraft. Aboard were Commander Wally Schirra and rookie pilot Tom Stafford. The long duration Gemini 7 mission was already scheduled for launch and so the crew of Gemini 6 were told that NASA would attempt a double manned mission and rendezvous. This was undoubtedly a risky proposition which would stretch the NASA infra-structure to its limits. On December 15th 1965 ace pilot Schirra and rendezvous maestro Stafford closed to within a meter of Gemini 7 and America was one step closer to the moon. Includes a CD-ROM featuring an exclusive recent interview with Commander Wally Schirra, all of the still photo images taken during the mission, two 28 minute movies; "Gemini Science" and "Gemini 7 and 6", plus the complete 16mm film from the mission. One hour and 30 minutes of full color MPEG video.
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The Right Stuff
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The Right Stuff   (Novel)

Wolfe tells his story from a limited omniscient perspective, dropping into the lives of his "characters" as each in turn becomes a major player in the space program. After an opening chapter on the terror of being a test pilot's wife, the story cuts back to the late 1940s, when Americans were first attempting to break the sound barrier. Test pilots, we discover, are people who live fast lives with dangerous machines, not all of them airborne. Chuck Yeager was certainly among the fastest, and his determination to push through Mach 1--a feat that some had predicted would cause the destruction of any aircraft--makes him the book's guiding spirit. Yet soon the focus shifts to the seven initial astronauts. Wolfe traces Alan Shepard's suborbital flight and Gus Grissom's embarrassing panic on the high seas (making the controversial claim that Grissom flooded his Liberty capsule by blowing the escape hatch too soon). The author also produces an admiring portrait of John Glenn's apple-pie heroism and selfless dedication.
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Project Gemini
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Project Gemini- A Bold Leap Forward - VIDEO (DVD)

From NASA archives, this DVD collection of raw audio and video from the Gemini missions contains things that were never seen or heard on network news reports. In many cases in-orbit video has an audio bed of the astronauts explaining the video in technical debriefings. Similar to its' Apollo 11 Mission counterpart, this is a excellent collection of never-before-released mission material.
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The Right Stuff
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The Right Stuff - VIDEO (Movie)

The Right Stuff chronicles NASA's efforts to put a man in orbit. Such an achievement would be the first step toward President Kennedy's goal of reaching the moon, and, perhaps most important of all, would win a crucial public relations/morale victory over the Soviets, who had delivered a stunning blow to American pride by launching Sputnik, the first satellite. The movie contrasts the daring feats of the unsung test pilots--one of whom, Chuck Yeager, embodied more than anyone else the skill and spirit of Wolfe's title--against the heavily publicized (and sanitized) accomplishments of the Mercury astronauts. Through no fault of their own, the spacemen became prisoners of the heroic images the government created for them in order to capture the public's imagination.
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