The Resource Aurora 7 : The Mercury Space Flight of M. Scott Carpenter, by Colin Burgess, (electronic resource)

Aurora 7 : The Mercury Space Flight of M. Scott Carpenter, by Colin Burgess, (electronic resource)

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Aurora 7 : The Mercury Space Flight of M. Scott Carpenter
Title
Aurora 7
Title remainder
The Mercury Space Flight of M. Scott Carpenter
Statement of responsibility
by Colin Burgess
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Author
Author
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Language
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
TO A NATION enthralled by the heroic exploits of the Mercury astronauts, the launch of Lt. Cmdr. Scott Carpenter on NASA’s second orbital space flight was a renewed cause for pride, jubilation and celebration. Within hours, that excitement had given way to stunned disbelief and anxiety as shaken broadcasters began preparing the American public for the very real possibility that an American astronaut and his spacecraft may have been lost at sea. In fact, it had been a very close call. Completely out of fuel and forced to manually guide Aurora 7 through the frightening inferno of re-entry, Carpenter brought the Mercury spacecraft down to a safe splashdown in the ocean. In doing so, he controversially overshot the intended landing zone. Despite his efforts, Carpenter’s performance on the MA-7 mission was later derided by powerful figures within NASA. He would never fly into space again. Taking temporary leave of NASA, Carpenter participated in the U.S. Navy’s pioneering Sealab program. For a record 30 days he lived and worked aboard a pressurized habitat resting on the floor of the ocean, becoming the nation’s first astronaut/aquanaut explorer. Following extensive research conducted by noted spaceflight historian Colin Burgess, the drama-filled flight of Aurora 7 is faithfully recounted in this engrossing book, along with the personal recollections of Scott Carpenter and those closest to the actual events
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Burgess, Colin
Dewey number
500
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QPjd844bO9E
Language note
English
LC call number
QB1-991
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
Space Exploration
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  • Astronomy
  • Astronautics
  • Astrophysics
  • Popular Science in Astronomy
  • Aerospace Technology and Astronautics
  • Space Sciences (including Extraterrestrial Physics, Space Exploration and Astronautics)
Label
Aurora 7 : The Mercury Space Flight of M. Scott Carpenter, by Colin Burgess, (electronic resource)
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Publication
Note
Description based upon print version of record
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references at the end of each chapters and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Contents
A replacement astronaut -- From Colorado to the Cape -- Training for MA-7 -- Aurora 7 in orbit -- A highly troubled mission -- Walter Cronkite: “We may have lost an astronaut” -- Post-flight repercussions -- Epilogue: From astronaut to aquanaut
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st ed. 2016.
Extent
1 online resource (260 p.)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9783319204390
Media category
computer
Media type code
c
Other control number
10.1007/978-3-319-20439-0
Specific material designation
remote
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  • (CKB)3710000000467603
  • (EBL)4178326
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  • (DE-He213)978-3-319-20439-0
  • (MiAaPQ)EBC4178326
  • (EXLCZ)993710000000467603
Label
Aurora 7 : The Mercury Space Flight of M. Scott Carpenter, by Colin Burgess, (electronic resource)
Publication
Note
Description based upon print version of record
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references at the end of each chapters and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Contents
A replacement astronaut -- From Colorado to the Cape -- Training for MA-7 -- Aurora 7 in orbit -- A highly troubled mission -- Walter Cronkite: “We may have lost an astronaut” -- Post-flight repercussions -- Epilogue: From astronaut to aquanaut
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st ed. 2016.
Extent
1 online resource (260 p.)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9783319204390
Media category
computer
Media type code
c
Other control number
10.1007/978-3-319-20439-0
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (CKB)3710000000467603
  • (EBL)4178326
  • (SSID)ssj0001546645
  • (PQKBManifestationID)16141112
  • (PQKBTitleCode)TC0001546645
  • (PQKBWorkID)14796219
  • (PQKB)11100671
  • (DE-He213)978-3-319-20439-0
  • (MiAaPQ)EBC4178326
  • (EXLCZ)993710000000467603

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