TitleFreedom 7 : the historic flight of Alan B. Shepard, Jr
Author(s)Colin Burgess
Description1 online resource (xxvii, 266 pages) : illustrations
Abstract NoteInevitably, there are times in a nation's history when its hopes, fears and confidence in its own destiny appear to hinge on the fate of a single person. One of these pivotal moments occurred on the early morning of May 5, 1961, when a 37-year-old test pilot squeezed himself into the confines of the tiny Mercury spacecraft that he had named Freedom 7. On that historic day, U.S. Navy Commander Alan Shepard carried with him the hopes, prayers, and anxieties of a nation as his Redstone rocket blasted free of the launch pad at Cape Canaveral, hurling him upwards on a 15-minute suborbital flight that also propelled the United States into the bold new frontier of human space exploration
NotesIncludes index
Keyword(s)1. Aerospace Technology and Astronautics 2. EBOOK 3. EBOOK - SPRINGER 4. ENGINEERING 5. Extraterrestrial Physics, Space Sciences 6. HISTORY OF SCIENCE 7. Popular Science in Astronomy 8. TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Engineering (General)
Item TypeeBook
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