Calculated Risk: The Supersonic Life and Times of Gus Grissom

Calculated Risk: The Supersonic Life and Times of Gus Grissom

by George Leopold

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781557537454
Publisher: Purdue University Press
Publication date: 06/15/2016
Pages: 300
Sales rank: 1,194,205
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.40(d)

About the Author

George Leopold is a veteran technology journalist and science writer who has covered the nexus between technology and policy for over thirty years. Leopold has written extensively about U.S. manned spaceflight, including the Apollo and space shuttle programs. His work has appeared in the New York Times, the New Scientist, and a variety of other science and technology publications. He resides in Reston, Virginia.

Table of Contents

Preface ix

Acknowledgments xi

Introduction: Pure Oxygen 1

1 1926 9

2 Work 21

3 Purdue 33

4 Wingman 49

5 Test Pilot 65

6 Mercury Seven 81

7 Extracurricular Activities 105

8 The Flight of Liberty Bell 7 115

9 Down a Peg 147

10 Apogee 161

11 Risk and Reward 191

12 How Astronauts Talk 209

13 Front of the Line 215

14 Death at 218 Feet 235

15 Abandon in Place 269

Notes 313

Bibliography 349

Index 357

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