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The Mammoth Book of Space Exploration and Disaster
     

The Mammoth Book of Space Exploration and Disaster

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by Richard Russell Lawrence
 

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In the words of those who trod the void and those at mission


control, here are over 50 of the greatest true stories of suborbital,


orbital and deep-space exploration. From Apollo 8's


first view of a fractured, tortured landscape of craters on the


'dark side' of the Moon to the series of cliff-hanger crises


aboard

Overview

In the words of those who trod the void and those at mission


control, here are over 50 of the greatest true stories of suborbital,


orbital and deep-space exploration. From Apollo 8's


first view of a fractured, tortured landscape of craters on the


'dark side' of the Moon to the series of cliff-hanger crises


aboard space station Mir, they include moments of


extraordinary heroic achievement as well as episodes of terrible


human cost. Among the astronauts and cosmonauts featured are


John Glenn, Pavel Beyayev, Jim Lovell, Neil Armstrong, Buzz


Aldrin, Valery Korzun, Vasily Tsibliyev and Michael Foale.





Includes ? First walk in space by Sergei Leonov and his


traumatic return to Earth ? Apollo 13's problem - the classic,


nail-biting account of abandoning ship on the way to the


Moon ? Docking with the frozen, empty Salyut 7 space station


that had drifted without power for eight months ? Progress


crashes into Mir - the astronauts survive death by a hair's


breadth ? Jerry Linenger's panic attack during a space walk,


'just out there dangling'.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781780333663
Publisher:
Little, Brown Book Group
Publication date:
09/01/2011
Sold by:
Hachette Digital, Inc.
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
300
Sales rank:
235,516
File size:
1 MB

Meet the Author

Richard Russell Lawrence is editor of several other Mammoths including The


Mammoth Book of Battles and The Mammoth Book of Storms and Shipwrecks



Richard Russell Lawrence has worked in the field of art and design for over 20 years. His previous books include The Mammoth Book of How it Happened: Naval Battles, The Mammoth Book of Battles and The Illustrated Companion to Nelson's Navy.

Richard Russell Lawrence, editor of The Mammoth Book of How it Happened: Battles, also co-authored The Illustrated Companion to Nelson's Navy.

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Mammoth Book of Space Exploration and Disaster 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A lot of typos & formatted strangly. Otherwise, a good read.