Fallen Astronauts

We are therefore delighted (and honored) that the University of Nebraska Press decided to add a revised and expanded edition of Fallen Astronauts to their incredibly popular Outward Odyssey series. For this we are overwhelmingly ...

Fallen Astronauts

Near the end of the Apollo 15 mission, David Scott and fellow moonwalker James Irwin conducted a secret ceremony unsanctioned by NASA: they placed on the lunar soil a small tin figurine called The Fallen Astronaut, along with a plaque bearing a list of names. By telling the stories of those sixteen astronauts and cosmonauts who died in the quest to reach the moon between 1962 and 1972, this book enriches the saga of humankind's greatest scientific undertaking, Project Apollo, and conveys the human cost of the space race. Many people are aware of the first manned Apollo mission, in which Gus Grissom, Ed White, and Roger Chaffee lost their lives in a fire during a ground test, but few know of the other five fallen astronauts whose stories this book tells as well, including Ted Freeman and C.C. Williams, who died in the crashes of their T-38 jets; the "Gemini Twins," Charlie Bassett and Elliot See, killed when their jet slammed into the building where their Gemini capsule was undergoing final construction; and Ed Givens, whose fatal car crash has until now been obscured by rumors. Supported by extensive interviews and archival material, the extraordinary lives and accomplishments of these and other fallen astronauts--including eight Russian cosmonauts who lost their lives during training--unfold here in intimate and compelling detail. Their stories return us to a stirring time in the history of our nation and remind us of the cost of fulfilling our dreams. This revised edition includes expanded and revised biographies and additional photographs.

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Fallen Astronauts
Language: en
Pages: 448
Authors: Colin Burgess, Kate Doolan
Categories: Biography & Autobiography
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-05 - Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

Near the end of the Apollo 15 mission, David Scott and fellow moonwalker James Irwin conducted a secret ceremony unsanctioned by NASA: they placed on the lunar soil a small tin figurine called The Fallen Astronaut, along with a plaque bearing a list of names. By telling the stories of
Apollo 1
Language: en
Pages: 288
Authors: Ryan S. Walters
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-05-25 - Publisher: Simon and Schuster

On January 27, 1967, astronauts Gus Grissom, Ed White, and Roger Chaffee climbed into a new spacecraft perched atop a large Saturn rocket at Kennedy Space Center in Florida for a routine dress rehearsal of their upcoming launch into orbit, then less than a month away. All three astronauts were
Fallen Astronauts
Language: en
Pages: 416
Authors: Colin Burgess, Kate Doolan
Categories: BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-05 - Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

Stories of the eight American astronauts and eight Soviet cosmonauts who died in the race to reach the moon. --
The Best Science Writing Online 2012
Language: en
Pages: 352
Authors: Bora Zivkovic, Jennifer Ouellette
Categories: Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2012-09-18 - Publisher: Scientific American / Farrar, Straus and Giroux

Showcasing more than fifty of the most provocative, original, and significant online essays from 2011, The Best Science Writing Online 2012 will change the way we think about science— from fluids to fungi, poisons to pirates. Featuring noted authors and journalists as well as the brightest up-and-comers writing today, this
The First Soviet Cosmonaut Team
Language: en
Pages: 356
Authors: Colin Burgess, Rex Hall
Categories: Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2009-03-27 - Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

The First Soviet Cosmonaut Team will relate who these men were and offer far more extensive background stories, in addition to those of the more familiar names of early Soviet space explorers from that group. Many previously-unpublished photographs of these “missing” candidates will also be included for the first time