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Gemini Steps to the Moon (Springer-Praxis Books in Astronomy and Space Sciences)

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In Gemini - Steps to the Moon, David Shayler, the author, tells the story of the origin and development of the programme and the spacecraft from the perspective of the engineers, flight controllers and astronauts involved. It includes chapters on flight tests, Extra Vehicular Activity (EVA), rendezvous and docking, as well as information from NASA archives and personal interviews.

Synopsis:

The Gemini program was a breakthrough in technology with the first spacecraft dockings and rendezvous. This book describes those events in detail from the perspective of the engineers, flight controllers and astronauts.

Table of Contents

Foreword.- Preface.- Acknowledgements.- List of Illustrations.- Abbreviations and Acronyms.- Prologue.- Origins.- Hardware.- Preparation.- Flight Operations.- Flight Test.- Endurance.- Rendezvous and docking.- EVA operations.- Entry and landing.- Experiments.- Military Gemini.- A place in history.- Astronaut Biographies.- Bibliography.- Index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781852334055
Foreword:
Stafford, Thomas P.
Author:
Stafford, Thomas P.
Author:
David Shayler
Author:
Shayler, David J.
Author:
Shayler, David
Publisher:
Springer
Location:
London
Subject:
History
Subject:
Aeronautics & Astronautics
Subject:
Astronomy
Subject:
Project gemini
Subject:
Project Gemini (U.S.)
Subject:
Astronomy - General
Subject:
Orbital mechanics.
Subject:
Space flight
Subject:
Astronomy, Observations and Techniques
Subject:
Astrophysics and Astroparticles
Subject:
Science Reference-Technology
Copyright:
Edition Description:
2001
Series:
Springer Praxis Books / Space Exploration
Series Volume:
963
Publication Date:
20011002
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
240
Dimensions:
235 x 155 mm 1450 gr

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