Echoes Among the Stars: A Short History of the U.S. Space Program

Echoes Among the Stars: A Short History of the U.S. Space Program

4.11 - 1251 ratings - Source

Emphasizing the importance of the space programme to the scientific, social and cultural history of the last half of the 20th century, this brief history celebrates the almost unimaginable technological leap that the space programme represents, a feat of teamwork, innovation, dedication and mastery unprecedented in the history of mankind. Walsh's narrative begins just before the Mercury programme, covers the original seven astronauts, the Gemini and Apollo programmes, through Skylab and up to the space shuttle. The glories and emotion of space exploration are presented against the backdrop of the Cold War, the presidential administrations of Eisenhower, JFK, LBJ, Nixon, Ford and Carter, and other singificant events in US history. The positive accomplishments of the astronauts are put in context of an increasingly negative domestic situation in the '60s and '70s, the Bay of Pigs, civil rights, assassinations, growing involvement in and dissension about Vietnam, the Watergate scandal, and Nixon's resignation.A Short History of the U.S. Space Program Patrick J. Walsh ... experience before the manned flights. ... As a result, he was removed from active flight status, and the backup crew of Gus Grissom and John Young was assigned to the mission. 14anbsp;...

Title:Echoes Among the Stars: A Short History of the U.S. Space Program
Author: Patrick J. Walsh
Publisher:Routledge - 2016-04-29

You must register with us as either a Registered User before you can Download this Book. You'll be greeted by a simple sign-up page.

Once you have finished the sign-up process, you will be redirected to your download Book page.

How it works:
  • 1. Register a free 1 month Trial Account.
  • 2. Download as many books as you like (Personal use)
  • 3. Cancel the membership at any time if not satisfied.

Click button below to register and download Ebook
Privacy Policy | Contact | DMCA