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Fallen astronauts: heroes who died reaching for the moon

Название:Fallen astronauts: heroes who died reaching for the moon
Автор: Colin Burgess, Kate Doolan, Bert Vis, Eugene A. Cernan
Издательство: University of Nebraska Press
Год: 2003
Формат: pdf
Страниц: 297
Для сайта: afrocom.ru
Размер: 80,35 МБ
Язык: english

Eight of America's early astronauts, selected to participate in the Mercury, Gemini and Apollo programs, died while employed by NASA. Three of the eight - Roger Chaffee, Gus Grissom and Ed White - are fairly well known, having died in a gruesome fire during a training exercise in the Apollo 1 command module on January 27, 1967. The other five are far less familiar. Four perished in jet crashes (Ted Freeman, Elliot See, Charlie Bassett and C.C. Williams) while one (Ed Givens) died in a car crash. Rounding out the book is a chapter written by Vis, a Dutch space analyst, detailing the lives and deaths of the eight Soviet cosmonauts who died between 1961 and 1971. 37 b&w photos.

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