Splashdown!: NASA and the Navy

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Those of us who thought we had written all the books about space flight missed this one. We never heard many of the tales to be found between these covers. Splashdown is a fun, entertaining, informative read." .. Jay Barbree, NBC News and co-author of the best-selling "Moon Shot" The first ever publication detailing the Navy's role in manned spacecraft recovery starting in 1961 and continuing into 1975, from Alan Shepard's initial sub-orbital mission to the Apollo-Soyuz flight which inaugurated the first space collaboration between the U.S. and the Soviet Union. Splashdown, NASA and The Navy takes the reader through a detailed explanation of how recovery forces, on land, sea, and in the air, were developed and deployed across the globe to be trained and ready for any and all emergencies and eventualities."

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  • ISBN-13: 9781563119859
  • Publisher: Turner Publishing Company
  • Publication date: 7/28/2004
  • Pages: 200
  • Product dimensions: 12.22 (w) x 9.40 (h) x 0.73 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 23, 2004

    Finally it's been written!!!

    A well written account of the 15 years of splashdown history; but more importantly, the role of the Navy in these missions. Covers all aspects of recovery operations. All Navy personnel should read this book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 20, 2004

    It Brings It all Together

    First time I've seen ALL aspects of these recovery missions brought together...awesome accounts including the aircraft carriers, the frogmen, every mission! Every team...well done, with the author's own unique perspective from a journalist with several decades experience.

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