The Resource Freedom 7 : The Historic Flight of Alan B. Shepard, Jr., by Colin Burgess, (electronic resource)

Freedom 7 : The Historic Flight of Alan B. Shepard, Jr., by Colin Burgess, (electronic resource)

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Freedom 7 : The Historic Flight of Alan B. Shepard, Jr.
Title
Freedom 7
Title remainder
The Historic Flight of Alan B. Shepard, Jr.
Statement of responsibility
by Colin Burgess
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Author
Author
Subject
Language
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
Inevitably, there are times in a nation’s history when its hopes, fears and confidence in its own destiny appear to hinge on the fate of a single person. One of these pivotal moments occurred on the early morning of May 5, 1961, when a 37-year-old test pilot squeezed himself into the confines of the tiny Mercury spacecraft that he had named Freedom 7. On that historic day, U.S. Navy Commander Alan Shepard carried with him the hopes, prayers, and anxieties of a nation as his Redstone rocket blasted free of the launch pad at Cape Canaveral, hurling him upwards on a 15-minute suborbital flight that also propelled the United States into the bold new frontier of human space exploration. This book tells the enthralling story of that pioeering flight as recalled by many of the participants in the Freedom 7 story, including Shepard himself, with anecdotal details and tales never before revealed in print. Although beaten into space just three weeks earlier by the Soviet cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin, Alan Shepard’s history-making mission aboard Freedom 7 nevertheless provided America’s first tentative step into space that would one day see its Apollo astronauts – including Alan Shepard – walk on the Moon
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Burgess, Colin
Dewey number
629.450092
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Language note
English
LC call number
TL787-4050.22
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
  • Springer-Praxis books in space exploration
  • Space Exploration
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  • Astronautics
  • Astronomy
  • Astrophysics
  • History
  • Aerospace Technology and Astronautics
  • Popular Science in Astronomy
  • Space Sciences (including Extraterrestrial Physics, Space Exploration and Astronautics)
  • History of Science
Label
Freedom 7 : The Historic Flight of Alan B. Shepard, Jr., by Colin Burgess, (electronic resource)
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Publication
Note
Description based upon print version of record
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Contents
History and Development of the Mercury-Redstone Program -- The Precursory Flight of Chimpanzee Ham -- NASA’s First Space Pilot -- Countdown to Launch -- Liftoff of Freedom 7 -- Fifteen Minutes That Stopped a Nation -- Splashdown
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st ed. 2014.
Extent
1 online resource (291 p.)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9783319011561
Media category
computer
Media type code
c
Other control number
10.1007/978-3-319-01156-1
Specific material designation
remote
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  • (CKB)3710000000025276
  • (EBL)1466491
  • (OCoLC)861559072
  • (SSID)ssj0001010784
  • (PQKBManifestationID)11640166
  • (PQKBTitleCode)TC0001010784
  • (PQKBWorkID)11003486
  • (PQKB)11031958
  • (MiAaPQ)EBC1466491
  • (DE-He213)978-3-319-01156-1
  • (EXLCZ)993710000000025276
Label
Freedom 7 : The Historic Flight of Alan B. Shepard, Jr., by Colin Burgess, (electronic resource)
Publication
Note
Description based upon print version of record
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Contents
History and Development of the Mercury-Redstone Program -- The Precursory Flight of Chimpanzee Ham -- NASA’s First Space Pilot -- Countdown to Launch -- Liftoff of Freedom 7 -- Fifteen Minutes That Stopped a Nation -- Splashdown
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st ed. 2014.
Extent
1 online resource (291 p.)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9783319011561
Media category
computer
Media type code
c
Other control number
10.1007/978-3-319-01156-1
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (CKB)3710000000025276
  • (EBL)1466491
  • (OCoLC)861559072
  • (SSID)ssj0001010784
  • (PQKBManifestationID)11640166
  • (PQKBTitleCode)TC0001010784
  • (PQKBWorkID)11003486
  • (PQKB)11031958
  • (MiAaPQ)EBC1466491
  • (DE-He213)978-3-319-01156-1
  • (EXLCZ)993710000000025276

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