On the Shoulders of Titans: A History of Project Gemini: A History of Project Gemini

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A detailed, yet highly readable book, On the Shoulders of Titans should be the starting point for all who are interested in the basic history of the Gemini Program. NASA’s second human spaceflight program, Gemini laid the groundwork for the more ambitious Apollo program which put astronauts on the Moon. This informative and entertaining book had long been out of print and is now available in softcover format. Recommended for students, scholars, journalists, hobbyists, and all who are interested in ...

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Overview

A detailed, yet highly readable book, On the Shoulders of Titans should be the starting point for all who are interested in the basic history of the Gemini Program. NASA’s second human spaceflight program, Gemini laid the groundwork for the more ambitious Apollo program which put astronauts on the Moon. This informative and entertaining book had long been out of print and is now available in softcover format. Recommended for students, scholars, journalists, hobbyists, and all who are interested in human spaceflight history. 

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780160671579
  • Publisher: US National Aeronautics and Space Admin
  • Publication date: 12/31/2002
  • Edition description: Reissue, 1977, reissue 2002
  • Pages: 625
  • Product dimensions: 6.70 (w) x 9.70 (h) x 1.60 (d)

Table of Contents

Table of Contents:

1 Engineering Science and the Development of the NACA Low-Drag Engine Cowling

2 Lew Rodert, Epistemological Liaison, and Thermal De-Icing at Ames

3 Research in Supersonic Flight and the Breaking of the Sound Barrier

4 The Transonic Wind Tunnel and the NACA Technical Culture

5 The Whitcomb Area Rule: NAGA Aerodynamics Research and Innovation

6 The X-15 Hypersonic Flight Research Program: Politics and Permutations at NASA

7 The Collier as Commemoration: The Project Mercury Astronauts and the Collier Trophy

8 Managing America to the Moon: A Coalition Analysis

9 The Human Tough: The History of the Skylab Program

10 LANDSAT and the Rise of Earth Resources Monitoring

11 Voyager: The Grant Tour of Big Science

12 The Space Shuttle’s First Flight: STS-1

13 More Favored than the Birds: The Manned Maneuvering Unit in Space

14 The Advanced Turboprop Project: Radical Innovation in a Conservative Environment

15 Return to Flight: Richard H. Truly and the Recovery from the ChallengerAccident

16 The Hubble Space Telescope Servicing Mission

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 13, 2005

    Excellent development of the Gemni program

    Delighted to have this well-documented out-of-print description of the Gemini program in my personal library. Combines technical detail with friendly writing style. Instills solid appreciation for the experimental nature of manned spaceflight, its obstacles and achievements, leading to Apollo/Saturn 5. Those inspired by the triumph of Apollo 13 will enjoy this account of the Gemini program.

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