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by Robert Godwin

  • ISBN: 1896522610
  • Category: Engineering
  • Author: Robert Godwin
  • Subcategory: Engineering
  • Other formats: mbr doc lit lrf
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Collector's Guide Publishing, Inc. (December 1, 1999)
  • Pages: 200 pages
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  • Rating: 4.5
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Gemini 6, the fifth manned flight of America’s two-man spacecraft, is captured in these original NASA documents. I look forward to acquiring the rest of the books in this series. Highly recommended for those with a strong interest in America's space program.

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Great deals on one book or all books in the series. Apogee Books Space Series. Authors: Robert Godwin, David M. Harland, Ted Spitzmiller, Laura S. Woodmansee, Alan Lawrie. Related Series: Space. The Apogee Books Space book series by multiple authors includes books Apollo 8: The NASA Mission Reports: Apogee Books Space Series 1, Apollo 9: The NASA Mission Reports, Friendship 7: The NASA Mission Reports, and several more.

During its 14-day mission, Gemini 7 achieved some remarkable firsts. A companion CD-ROM includes MPG video and high-resolution Earth photos taken from Gemini VII. Pub 2/02.

Apogee Books is an imprint of Canadian publishing house Collector's Guide Publishing. The Apogee imprint began with "Apollo 8 The NASA Mission Reports" in November 1998 at the request of astronaut Buzz Aldrin, second man on the moon

Apogee Books is an imprint of Canadian publishing house Collector's Guide Publishing. The Apogee imprint began with "Apollo 8 The NASA Mission Reports" in November 1998 at the request of astronaut Buzz Aldrin, second man on the moon. The first publication by Apogee was printed to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the first manned flight around the moon.

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Gemini 6, the fifth manned flight of America’s two-man spacecraft, is captured in these original NASA documents.
Reviews about Gemini 6: The NASA Mission Reports: Apogee Books Space Series 8 (5):
Fiarynara
Early mission that shows the growing pains that NASA had to endure.
Uthergo
Gemini 6? What's the big deal about Gemini 6? One word: rendezvous.
Before Gemini 6 (and 7), no two spacecraft had met in space. For the moon missions, which required not only a meeting in space but a meeting in lunar orbit, this was a critical issue. And space rendezvous is a far from simple process. If you're behind someone in orbit, you'd think you could blast your rockets and zoom ahead. No, if you do that, you just put yourself in a higher orbit and get farther behind. The paradoxical solution is to slow down, get into a lower, faster orbit, and catch up that way.
But enough technospeak: the bottom line is that it's tough, and Gemini 6 was to be the first. The original plan was to use an Agena. When the Agena failed, then the target became Gemini 7. And that almost became a problem when the Titan II launch vehicle for Gemini 6 shut down right at liftoff. Only Schirra's cool hand, staying off the abort switch, made a successful launch possible a few days later.
You can find all this information in this excellent book. It has the press kit, the pre-launch briefing for the NASA administrator, transcripts of press conferences, and, most interesting for me, the post-mission debriefing with the astronauts - something never before shared with the public. You get to hear what Wally Schirra really thought of some of the decisions made by McDonnell Douglas (the spacecraft manufacturer) and NASA management.
In addition to the fascinating text, there's also a marvelous CD. It's advertised as Windows-only, but I didn't have any significant problems accessing it (via Netscape) on my Macintosh. It's got movies from the mission, a ton of still photos, and an interview with Wally Schirra. I've only checked out part of it so far, so I can't comment too much, but what I've seen has been very interesting.
I look forward to acquiring the rest of the books in this series. Highly recommended for those with a strong interest in America's space program.
VizoRRR
Very fast shipping ! Perfect.
Zieryn
Gemini is the often forgotten program. Mercury proved man could survive in space, and Apollo landed us on the moon. Gemini is the series that proved and developed all the technology for the trip to the moon. Wally Schirra and Tom Stafford were two of the best. Gemini 6 was the mission that that performed the rendezvous with Gemini 7. Beyond the press kit, operations reports, and post flight debriefs are the Houbolt memos. These were the memos that John Houbolt wrote to NASA management arguing for the use of lunar orbit rendezvous. Many people thought that even the suggestion of this was no more than a crazy stunt. It ended up being a mix of Earth obit and lunar orbit rendezvous that got us to the moon. This was the perfect inclusion in the book that shows us the mission where NASA first figured out how to bring two ships together in orbit.
Wel
I completely neglected to mention in my initial review that this fascinating little book includes some of the key memos and reports covering the decision to implement the lunar landing using lunar orbit rendezvous (LOR). Those familiar with the history of Project Apollo will know that John Houboult, a middle manager at NASA's Langley facility, put his job on the line by writing a letter to NASA Associate Administrator Robert Seamans, skipping at least half-a-dozen layers of bureaucracy in a desperate attempt to get someone to address the issue. Well, you will find that memo here, followed by von Braun's report acquiescing that LOR is the way to go.

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