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Amazing stories of the space age : true tales of Nazis in orbit, soldiers on the moon, orphaned martian robots, and other fascinating accounts from the annals of spaceflight

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Reveals the most unusual space missions ever devised inside and outside of NASA during a time when nothing was too odd to be taken seriously, and the race to the moon and the threat from the Soviet Union trumped all other considerations.

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  • ISBN: 9781633882218 (pbk.)
  • ISBN: 1633882217 (pbk.)
  • Physical Description: 341 pages, [24] pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 23 cm.
  • Publisher: Amherst, New York : Prometheus Books, 2017.

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Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Nazis in space: Project Silverboard -- Red moon: countering the Communist threat on Earth and in space -- Das Marsprojekt: red planet armada -- Project Orion: we come in peace (with nuclear bombs!) -- LUNEX: earth in the crosshairs -- The wheel: an inflatable space station -- Venusian empire: NASA's Mars/Venus flyby adventure -- Blue Gemini: weaponizing orbit -- Flirting with death: the terrifying flight of Gemini 8 -- Manned orbiting laboratory: how to design, test, and never fly a space program -- Apollo 11: danger on the moon -- The first space shuttle: Project Dyna-Soar -- Beyond the edge of space: the X-15B -- The sad, strange tale of Soyuz 1 -- The turtlenauts -- Falling to earth: the dangerous science of reentry -- Funeral for a viking: the end of Viking 1 -- Saving skylab: cowboys in space -- near misses: danger stalks the space shuttle -- Showdown in space: firearms on the moon -- Buran: the Soviet Union's one-flight wonder -- Major Matt Mason: a man for the new space age.
Summary, etc.:
Reveals the most unusual space missions ever devised inside and outside of NASA during a time when nothing was too odd to be taken seriously, and the race to the moon and the threat from the Soviet Union trumped all other considerations.
Subject: Aeronautics > History.
Astronautics > History.
Aeronautics and state.
Astronautics and state.
Aeronautics.
Aeronautics and state.
Astronautics.
Astronautics and state.
SCIENCE / Astronomy.
SCIENCE / Space Science.
Genre: History.


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