The Last Man on the Moon

Astronaut Eugene Cernan and America's Race in Space

Author: Eugene Cernan,Donald A. Davis

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 1429971789

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 368

View: 6202

The basis of the 2014 award-winning feature-length documentary! A revealing and dramatic look at the inside of the American Space Program from one of its pioneers. Eugene Cernan was a unique American who came of age as an astronaut during the most exciting and dangerous decade of spaceflight. His career spanned the entire Gemini and Apollo programs, from being the first person to spacewalk all the way around our world to the moment when he left man's last footprint on the Moon as commander of Apollo 17. Between those two historic events lay more adventures than an ordinary person could imagine as Cernan repeatedly put his life, his family and everything he held dear on the altar of an obsessive desire. Written with New York Times bestselling author Don Davis, The Last Man on the Moon is the astronaut story never before told - about the fear, love and sacrifice demanded of the few men who dared to reach beyond the heavens for the biggest prize of all - the Moon.

Der Alte, dem Kugeln nichts anhaben konnten

Roman

Author: Daniel Friedman

Publisher: Aufbau Digital

ISBN: 3841207545

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 6567

Danke für diesen sympathischen 87-jährigen Klugscheißer „Wenn man die Chance hat, nichts zu tun, sollte man sie immer ergreifen.“ Buck Schatz genießt das ruhige Leben mit seiner Frau Rose. Seit sein Sohn gestorben ist, sitzt er am liebsten auf seinem Sofa, raucht eine Stange Lucky Strike am Tag und schaut Fox News. "Leidenschaft macht so viel Mühe", ist sein Credo. Bis ihm sein Kriegskamerad Jim auf dem Sterbebett beichtet, dass sein Peiniger, der Lageraufseher Heinrich Ziegler, damals in einem Mercedes voller Nazigold fliehen konnte und noch lebt. Jim bittet Buck, ihn zu rächen. Buck denkt gar nicht daran, er ist inzwischen 87, und seine letzte Heldentat liegt 40 Jahre zurück. Aber nicht nur er hat von dem ominösen Gold erfahren. Der Schwiegersohn des Verstorbenen will Buck zu einer gemeinsamen Schatzsuche überreden. Der Pfarrer, Dr. Lawrence Kind, klopft eines Abends an die Tür und bittet um einen Anteil von dem Gold. Er muss seine Spielschulden bezahlen. Als er kurz darauf tot in seiner Kirche aufgefunden wird, ist auch Buck klar, dass er sich nicht so leicht aus der Sache wird heraushalten können. Dann ruft auch noch Bucks Enkel Tequila aus New York an, um ihn zu einer gemeinsamen Schatzsuche zu überreden. Es ist der Beginn eines turbulenten Verwirrspiels, aber auch der Beginn einer Freundschaft zwischen einem raubeinigen Großvater und seinem unterschätzten Enkel. „Wenn ich 87 bin, möchte ich wie Buck Schatz sein. Danke, Daniel Friedman, dass du uns diesen achtzigjährigen Klugscheißer geschenkt hast, der sich das Recht verdient hat, zu sagen und zu tun, was immer er möchte." Nelson DeMille „Wenn Ihnen dieses Buch nicht gefällt, dann stimmt mit Ihnen etwas nicht.“ Library Journal

Calculated Risk

The Supersonic Life and Times of Gus Grissom

Author: George Leopold

Publisher: Purdue University Press

ISBN: 1557538298

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 392

View: 8059

Unlike other American astronauts, Virgil I. "Gus" Grissom never had the chance to publish his memoirs save for an account of his role in the Gemini program before the tragic launch pad fire on January 27, 1967, which took his life and those of Edward White and Roger Chaffee. The international prestige of winning the Moon Race cannot be understated, and Grissom played a pivotal and enduring role in securing that legacy for the United States. Indeed, Grissom was first and foremost a Cold Warrior, a member of the first group of Mercury astronauts whose goal it was to beat the Soviet Union to the moon. Drawing on extensive interviews with fellow astronauts, NASA engineers, family members, and friends of Gus Grissom, George Leopold delivers a comprehensive survey of Grissom's life that places his career in the context of the Cold War and the history of human spaceflight. Calculated Risk: The Supersonic Life and Times of Gus Grissom adds significantly to our understanding of that tumultuous period in American history. --Publisher.

Anleitung zur Schwerelosigkeit

Was wir im All fürs Leben lernen können

Author: Chris Hadfield

Publisher: Heyne Verlag

ISBN: 3641137799

Category: Social Science

Page: 368

View: 8161

»Von Zeit zu Zeit erscheinen vor den Fenstern eines Raumschiffs Wunder ...« Millionen haben das Video gesehen, in dem der Astronaut Chris Hadfield singend und Gitarre spielend durch die Raumstation ISS schwebt. Fasziniert schauen die Menschen seither nach oben: Wie verändert der Blick aus 400 km Höhe die Sicht auf unser Leben? Chris Hadfield nimmt uns mit in schwindelerregende Sphären: Er erzählt von riskanten Manövern und von der Kunst, stets auf das Schlimmste vorbereitet zu sein und zugleich an das Unmögliche zu glauben. Chris Hadfield ist neun Jahre alt, als er im Juli 1969 die Mondlandung live im Fernsehen verfolgt. Augenblicklich weiß er, was er werden will: Astronaut! Mittlerweile hat er an die 4000 Stunden im Weltraum verbracht und gehört zu den erfahrensten Raumfahrern der Welt – zuletzt als Kommandeur der internationalen Raumstation ISS. Jetzt nimmt er uns mit in den Weltraum: Wir erfahren, wie man überhaupt Astronaut wird (für alle, die den Traum noch nicht aufgegeben haben), was man dafür alles können muss (u.a. Schwimmen!, Toiletten reparieren), wie sich der erste Raketenstart anfühlt (als säße man in einem Container, der von einem riesigen LKW gerammt wird) und was man beim ersten Raumspaziergang beachten muss. Eine realistische, humorvolle, aber auch demütige Liebeserklärung an das Leben auf der Erde und die Wunder des Universums, die uns zeigt, wie viel Bodenhaftung man braucht, um abheben zu können.

Aufbruch zum Mond

Neil Armstrong – Die autorisierte Biografie - Das Buch zum Film - Jetzt im Kino

Author: James R. Hansen

Publisher: Heyne Verlag

ISBN: 3641224128

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 512

View: 2082

Am 21. Juli 1969 hält die Welt den Atem an: Neil Armstrong setzt als erster Mensch seinen Fuß auf den Mond. So berühmt Armstrong dadurch wurde, so wortkarg und scheu trat er in der Öffentlichkeit auf. James Hansen gewährte er erstmals exklusiven Zugang zu privaten Dokumenten und persönlichen Quellen. Von Armstrongs Kindheit bis zum unfassbaren Ruhm durch die Apollo-11-Mission und Armstrongs Beteiligung an der Untersuchung der Challenger-Katastrophe - First Man erzählt das Leben eines Mannes, dessen "kleiner Schritt" Geschichte schrieb.

Kill Zone

Thriller

Author: Jack Coughlin

Publisher: BASTEI LÜBBE

ISBN: 3838704401

Category: Fiction

Page: 430

View: 1747

Syrien. Der Scharfschütze Kyle Swanson ist in heikler Mission unterwegs. Vor wenigen Tagen ist ein hochrangiger US-General von Terroristen entführt worden. Sie drohen mit seiner Exekution. Swanson und seine Männer müssen den General befreien. Als sie in einen Hinterhalt geraten, kann nur Swanson entkommen. Er ist auf sich alleine gestellt und begibt sich in das dunkle Herz der Wüste. Dort stößt er auf einen Feind, der mächtiger ist als er: Die vermeintlichen Terroristen sind Amerikaner mit Kontakten in höchste Regierungskreise in Washington. Der Tod des Generals ist für sie nur der erste Stein in einem tödlichen Spiel, das bald die gesamte Welt bedroht ...

Inventing the American Astronaut

Author: Matthew H. Hersch

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137025298

Category: Science

Page: 219

View: 9717

Who were the men who led America's first expeditions into space? Soldiers? Daredevils? The public sometimes imagined them that way: heroic military men and hot-shot pilots without the capacity for doubt, fear, or worry. However, early astronauts were hard-working and determined professionals - 'organization men' - who were calm, calculating, and highly attuned to the politics and celebrity of the Space Race. Many would have been at home in corporate America - and until the first rockets carried humans into space, some seemed to be headed there. Instead, they strapped themselves to missiles and blasted skyward, returning with a smile and an inspiring word for the press. From the early days of Project Mercury to the last moon landing, this lively history demystifies the American astronaut while revealing the warring personalities, raw ambition, and complex motives of the men who were the public face of the space program.

How It Began: A Time-Traveler's Guide to the Universe

Author: Chris Impey

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393083055

Category: Science

Page: 448

View: 4637

“Impey combines the vision of a practicing scientist with the voice of a gifted storyteller.”—Dava Sobel In this vibrant, eye-opening tour of milestones in the history of our universe, Chris Impey guides us through space and time, leading us from the familiar sights of the night sky to the dazzlingly strange aftermath of the Big Bang. What if we could look into space and see not only our place in the universe but also how we came to be here? As it happens, we can. Because it takes time for light to travel, we see more and more distant regions of the universe as they were in the successively greater past. Impey uses this concept—"look-back time"—to take us on an intergalactic tour that is simultaneously out in space and back in time. Performing a type of cosmic archaeology, Impey brilliantly describes the astronomical clues that scientists have used to solve fascinating mysteries about the origins and development of our universe. The milestones on this journey range from the nearby to the remote: we travel from the Moon, Jupiter, and the black hole at the heart of our galaxy all the way to the first star, the first ray of light, and even the strange, roiling conditions of the infant universe, an intense and volatile environment in which matter was created from pure energy. Impey gives us breathtaking visual descriptions and also explains what each landmark can reveal about the universe and its history. His lucid, wonderfully engaging scientific discussions bring us to the brink of modern cosmology and physics, illuminating such mind-bending concepts as invisible dimensions, timelessness, and multiple universes. A dynamic and unforgettable portrait of the cosmos, How It Began will reward its readers with a deeper understanding of the universe we inhabit as well as a renewed sense of wonder at its beauty and mystery.

Psychology of Space Exploration: Contemporary Research in Historical Perspective

Author: Douglas A. Vakoch,National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Publisher: Government Printing Office

ISBN: 0160897432

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 264

View: 4867

Through essays on topics including survival in extreme environments and the multicultural dimensions of exploration, readers will gain an understanding of the psychological challenges that have faced the space program since its earliest days. An engaging read for those interested in space, history, and psychology alike, this is a highly relevant read as we stand poised on the edge of a new era of spaceflight. Each essay also explicitly addresses the history of the psychology of space exploration.

Extreme Encounters

How It Feels to Be Drowned in Quicksand, Shredded by Piranhas, Swept Up in a Tornado, and Dozens of Other Unpleasant Experiences...

Author: Greg Emmanuel

Publisher: Quirk Books

ISBN: 9781931686006

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 176

View: 3252

Provides descriptions in the second person of what it is like to experience a variety of dangerous events, from wilderness disasters, medical emergencies, and everyday accidents to execution.

Captured World History: The Blue Marble

How a Photograph Revealed Earth's Fragile Beauty

Author: Don Nardo

Publisher: Capstone

ISBN: 0756549671

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 64

View: 2611

The astronauts headed to the moon in December 1972 thought they knew what to expect. They would soon be exploring the moon's surface in a lunar rover, traveling farther than anyone before them. They would be collecting soil and rock samples for study back on Earth and could expect to learn about the moon's physical makeup and age. But what they didn't expect came as a huge bonus. The astronauts of Apollo 17 would produce an amazing photograph of planet Earth a lonely globe floating in inky black space. Their stunning Blue Marble image was destined to become one of the most reproduced and recognizable photos in history. And no one is 100 percent sure who took it.

First Moon

Author: Joe Wight

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783899083521

Category:

Page: 64

View: 9671

United States of America in space

Author: Russell R. Tobias,David G. Fisher

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 2014

View: 9045

This books includes 280 essays covering U.S. major space programs, piloted and robotic missions, satellites, space centers, space planes, and issues from the earliest missions to the present.

Fallen Astronauts

Heroes Who Died Reaching for the Moon, Revised Edition

Author: Colin Burgess,Kate Doolan

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 0803285973

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 448

View: 2078

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.

Full moon

Aufbruch zum Mond

Author: Michael Light

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783894056056

Category:

Page: 127

View: 475

The Moonlandings

An Eyewitness Account

Author: Reginald Turnill,Buzz Aldrin

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521035354

Category: Nature

Page: 480

View: 4758

An eyewitness account of the Soviet-American race to land a man on the moon.

Cassette Books

Author: Library of Congress. National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Talking books

Page: N.A

View: 332

The History of Science in the United States

An Encyclopedia

Author: Marc Rothenberg

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 0815307624

Category: Science

Page: 615

View: 7049

This Encyclopedia examines all aspects of the history of science in the United States, with a special emphasis placed on the historiography of science in America. It can be used by students, general readers, scientists, or anyone interested in the facts relating to the development of science in the United States. Special emphasis is placed in the history of medicine and technology and on the relationship between science and technology and science and medicine.