Rocket Ranch

Author: Jonathan H. Ward
Editor: Springer
ISBN: 3319177893
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Jonathan Ward takes the reader deep into the facilities at Kennedy Space Center to describe NASA’s first computer systems used for spacecraft and rocket checkout and explain how tests and launches proceeded. Descriptions of early operations include a harrowing account of the heroic efforts of pad workers during the Apollo 1 fire. A companion to the author’s book Countdown to a Moon Launch: Preparing Apollo for Its Historic Journey, this explores every facet of the facilities that served as the base for the Apollo/Saturn missions. Hundreds of illustrations complement the firsthand accounts of more than 70 Apollo program managers and engineers. The era of the Apollo/Saturn missions was perhaps the most exciting period in American space exploration history. Cape Canaveral and Kennedy Space Center were buzzing with activity. Thousands of workers came to town to build the facilities and launch the missions needed to put an American on the Moon before the end of the decade. Work at KSC involved much more than just launching rockets. It was a place like none other on Earth. Technicians performed intricate operations, and hazards abounded everywhere, including lightning, fire, highly-toxic fuels, snakes, heat, explosives, LOX spills, and even plutonium. The reward for months of 7-day workweeks under intense pressure was witnessing a Saturn V at liftoff. For anyone who ever wished they had worked at Kennedy Space Center during the Apollo era, this book is the next best thing. The only thing missing is the smell of rocket fuel in the morning.

The 1960s Key Themes And Documents

Author: James S. Olson
Editor: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1440860424
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This volume serves as an invaluable study guide covering all of the key political, social, and cultural concepts of the turbulent 1960s. • Provides for ease of reference through rigorous thematic tagging of encyclopedic entries, period chronology, and primary documents • Helps readers to study a key period of American history • Features additional elements such as a sample document-based essay question and tips for answering document-based essay questions

Raketen Und Menschen

Author: Boris E. Čertok
Editor:
ISBN: 9783933395009
Size: 14,28 MB
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Saturn V

Author: Eugen Reichl
Editor:
ISBN: 9783613037472
Size: 19,34 MB
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Projekt Apollo

Author: Eugen Reichl
Editor:
ISBN: 9783613036659
Size: 13,60 MB
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Politik Der Ekstase

Author: Timothy Leary
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ISBN: 9783886310821
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Auf Zwei Planeten

Author: Kurd Laßwitz
Editor: BookRix
ISBN: 3739692685
Size: 13,28 MB
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Deutsche Forscher verunglücken am Nordpol mit ihrem Ballon und entdecken dort eine geheime Station der Marsianer. Das erste Zusammentreffen der fremden Kulturen ist friedlich, doch später kommt es zur Konfrontation: die Marsianer besetzen die Erde, um die aus ihrer Sicht primitive und moralisch unterentwickelte Menschheit zum Besseren zu erziehen. Während die Marsianer durch ihre Begegnung mit den Menschen verrohen und entgegen ihrer ursprünglichen Absicht zu Unterdrückern und Besatzern werden, vereint der gemeinsame Feind die Menschen über National- und Standesgrenzen hinweg zum gemeinsamen Widerstand gegen die Fremdherrschaft. Auf zwei Planeten, erstmals im Jahre 1897 erschienen,ist ein großer Klassiker der SF-Literatur, ein spannender und mitreißender Zukunftsroman, und bildet den Auftakt zur Apex-Reihe Science-Fiction-Klassiker.