Published February 2004
by Rosen Publishing Group .
|The Physical Object|
|Number of Pages||112|
NASA's lunar surface journals of the 14 mission shed more light onto the subject than Alan Shepard's own biography. Also barely given a mention is Shepard's tenure as chief astronaut/5(74). Online shopping from a great selection at Books Store. Hello, Sign in. Account & Lists Account Returns & Orders. NASA's lunar surface journals of the 14 mission shed more light onto the subject than Alan Shepard's own biography. Also barely given a mention is Shepard's tenure as chief astronaut/5(68). The first into space was Alan Shepard; the last was Deke Slayton, whose irregular heartbeat kept him grounded until They spent the s at the forefront of NASA’s effort to conquer space, and Moon Shot is their inside account of what many call the twentieth century’s greatest feat—landing humans on Format: Ebook.
Based on Wolfe’s iconic book, the new series delves deeper into the incredible tales of America’s first astronauts, focusing especially closely on two men at the center of the story jockeying to become the first man in space: Major John Glenn, a Marine and committed family man, and Lieutenant Commander Alan Shepard, one of the best pilots in Navy history. For Shepard, in particular, that meant trying to maintain a semblance of privacy. “Of them all, Alan was the most tight-lipped and private. He wanted to keep it all about the flying and who was. The real Alan Shepard and Louise Shepard had two daughters, Laura and Julie. Following the death of Louise’s sister in , Shepard and . A total of 21 test rockets had blown up prior to Alan Shepard's May 5, launch. As a result, things were really that tense on launch day. Fortunately, the Mercury-Redstone 3 rocket named Freedom 7 that carried Shepard lifted off successfully. Did Alan Shepard urinate in his spacesuit because of having to wait so long to take off? Yes.
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