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Splashdown: NASA, the Navy, & Space Flight Recovery

Splashdown: NASA, the Navy, & Space Flight Recovery

by Don Blair
     
 

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This is the first-ever publication detailing the Navy’s role in manned spacecraft recovery from 1961 to 1975, from Alan Shepherd’s initial suborbital mission to the Apollo-Soyuz flight, which inaugurated the first space collaboration between the U.S. and the Soviet Union. Splashdown: NASA, the Navy, and Space Flight Recovery takes the reader through

Overview

This is the first-ever publication detailing the Navy’s role in manned spacecraft recovery from 1961 to 1975, from Alan Shepherd’s initial suborbital mission to the Apollo-Soyuz flight, which inaugurated the first space collaboration between the U.S. and the Soviet Union. Splashdown: NASA, the Navy, and Space Flight Recovery takes the reader through a detailed explanation of how recovery forces on land, sea, and in the air were deployed across the globe to be trained for any and all emergencies and eventualities. This book gives concise histories of all prime recovery ships as well as back-up ships in both manned and unmanned missions, with every ship’s history followed by a retelling of their space missions.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781596527591
Publisher:
Turner Publishing Company
Publication date:
07/28/2010
Pages:
319
Sales rank:
884,641
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)

Meet the Author

Don Blair was born and raised in New Jersey, but after a two-year Army hitch began a nearly 50-year career in radio and television in 1955 from Connecticut. From 1965 to 1989, he worked for all four radio networks in New York City, writing and delivering an estimated 25,000 newscasts during that period. His 1969 worldwide reporting from USS Hornet during the Apollo 11 splashdown (one of his 5 splashdown broadcasts) was one of the largest radio audiences of all time. He remains involved in broadcasting, freelance writing, and producing television shows from his home on the Central Florida Gulf Coast.

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