By Francis French
"In the Shadow of the Moon" tells the tale of the main fascinating and demanding years in house flight, with superpowers engaged in a sizeable fight to land considered one of their very own humans at the moon. whereas describing awe-inspiring technical achievements, the authors transcend the missions and the contest of the gap race to target the folks who made all of it attainable. Their ebook explores the inspirations, targets, personalities, and reports of the choose few whose using ambition was once to fly to the moon. Drawing on interviews with astronauts, cosmonauts, their households, technicians, and scientists, in addition to hardly noticeable Soviet and American govt files, the authors craft a notable tale of the golden age of area flight as either an intimate human adventure and a rollicking international event. From the Gemini flights to the Soyuz house application to the earliest Apollo missions, together with the mythical first moon touchdown, their publication attracts a richly precise photograph of the gap race as an endeavour both endowed with own that means and political significance.
__________Увлекательнейшая история полётов людей к естественному спутнику Земли, рассказанная их непосредственными участниками. Книга легла в основу одноимённого документального фильма.
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So as White continued his twists and tumbles, Grissom kept repeating, “Gemini 4, Gemini 4 . . ” Eventually, McDivitt heard the transmission and responded. “Hey Gus, this is Jim. ” For the ﬁrst time on the ﬂight, and to Grissom’s surprise, the ﬂight director, concerned with White’s protracted stroll, unexpectedly assumed control of communications with the spacecraft by engaging an override switch. In doing so he had violated one of his own strict rules on ground-to-spacecraft communications, but he wanted 32 | gemini raises the bar White in, and said so.
It’s a very beautiful thing. ” He also reported at the postﬂight news conference that their reentry through the atmosphere was so ﬁery that “at one point over Florida I could see the path we left as we came down; . . ” It would later be discovered that the seventeen hundred degrees of heat encountered in this phase had actually melted away one of the layers of the protective heat shield. There was a bad surprise in store for the two crew members when the main parachute deployed. It snapped open so violently that they were both thrown against their hatch windows.
Following his return to the United States, where he decided to stay in the air force, McDivitt met his ﬁrst wife, Patricia Ann Haas, and they were married in June 1956. The following year he was promoted to the rank of captain, and the air force recommended his enrollment at the University of Michigan under the Air Force Institute of Technology program, for further studies in aeronautical engineering. In 1959 he was awarded a bachelor of science degree after ranking at the top of his class of 607 students with a straight-A record.
In the shadow of the moon: a challenging journey to Tranquility, 1965-1969 by Francis French