The Rocket Men

The Rocket Men

This book is the first known work in the west dedicated to revealing the full story of the Vostok space missions, and the first fledgling steps off our planet.

Author: Rex Hall

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 185233391X

Category: Science

Page: 326

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This book is the first known work in the west dedicated to revealing the full story of the Vostok space missions, and the first fledgling steps off our planet. In Leaving the Planet authors Rex Hall and Dave Shayler review this Soviet demonstration of technological progress. The text examines both the developmental and operational aspects of the missions, which at the time were clouded in secrecy. This fascinating and important text features a significant amount of new material on the spacecraft, as well as the history, design and development of the launch vehicle. It also includes the full story of the men and women who trained for these missions, some of whom never flew.
Categories: Science

Rocket Men

Rocket Men

The Daring Odyssey of Apollo 8 and the Astronauts Who Made Man's First
Journey to the Moon Robert Kurson ... Storms of white vapor began to billow near
the base of the rocket, liquid oxygen boiling off during the Saturn V's final
moments on ...

Author: Robert Kurson

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9780812988727

Category: History

Page: 384

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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • The riveting inside story of three heroic astronauts who took on the challenge of mankind’s historic first mission to the Moon, from the bestselling author of Shadow Divers. “Robert Kurson tells the tale of Apollo 8 with novelistic detail and immediacy.”—Andy Weir, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Martian and Artemis By August 1968, the American space program was in danger of failing in its two most important objectives: to land a man on the Moon by President Kennedy’s end-of-decade deadline, and to triumph over the Soviets in space. With its back against the wall, NASA made an almost unimaginable leap: It would scrap its usual methodical approach and risk everything on a sudden launch, sending the first men in history to the Moon—in just four months. And it would all happen at Christmas. In a year of historic violence and discord—the Tet Offensive, the assassinations of Martin Luther King, Jr., and Robert Kennedy, the riots at the Democratic National Convention in Chicago—the Apollo 8 mission would be the boldest, riskiest test of America’s greatness under pressure. In this gripping insider account, Robert Kurson puts the focus on the three astronauts and their families: the commander, Frank Borman, a conflicted man on his final mission; idealistic Jim Lovell, who’d dreamed since boyhood of riding a rocket to the Moon; and Bill Anders, a young nuclear engineer and hotshot fighter pilot making his first space flight. Drawn from hundreds of hours of one-on-one interviews with the astronauts, their loved ones, NASA personnel, and myriad experts, and filled with vivid and unforgettable detail, Rocket Men is the definitive account of one of America’s finest hours. In this real-life thriller, Kurson reveals the epic dangers involved, and the singular bravery it took, for mankind to leave Earth for the first time—and arrive at a new world. “Rocket Men is a riveting introduction to the [Apollo 8] flight. . . . Kurson details the mission in crisp, suspenseful scenes. . . . [A] gripping book.”—The New York Times Book Review
Categories: History

Rocket Men

Rocket Men

The Epic Story of the First Men on the Moon Craig Nelson. airborne, mission
chronology changed from T minus to GET or MET (General Elapsed Time or
Mission Elapsed Time). The rocket's sound and the force of its liftoff were so
profound ...

Author: Craig Nelson

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101057735

Category: History

Page: 416

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A New York Times Bestseller "Celebrates a bold era when voyaging beyond the Earth was deemed crucial to national security and pride." -The Wall Street Journal Restoring the drama, majesty, and sheer improbability of an American triumph, this is award-winning historian Craig Nelson's definitive and thrilling story of man's first trip to the moon. At 9:32 a.m. on July 16, 1969, the Apollo 11 rocket launched in the presence of more than a million spectators who had gathered to witness a truly historic event. Through interviews, 23,000 pages of NASA oral histories, and declassified CIA documents on the space race, Rocket Men presents a vivid narrative of the moon mission, taking readers on the journey to one of the last frontiers of the human imagination.
Categories: History

Rocket Men

Rocket Men

Freddie was on the new NSRSOO V4, while I was on the triple. I had long had a
reputation for my flying starts. That's where the Rocket Ron tag came from. Fred
Clarke, who did the commentary at Donington, was the first to use the moniker.

Author: Ron Haslam

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781407034089

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 384

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'Rocket' Ron Haslam started racing on the professional circuit in 1972 at the age of 15 and developed into one of the finest, and fastest, racers the UK has ever seen. Winner of three World titles and four British championships, as well as a record six Macau GPs, he rode in more than 100 Grands Prix. Despite tragically losing two of his brothers in motorbike accidents, Haslam kept on riding, setting speed records wherever he went. His son, Leon, the 'Pocket Rocket', is following in his father's extremely speedy footsteps. A national Motorcross champion and national Scooter champion at the age of just 14, he became the youngest ever rider to compete in the 500cc World Championship and is now one of Britain's top racers, competing for Stiggy Honda in the World Superbike Championship. This is the extraordinary story of a father and a son who are addicted to motorbikes, with all the thrills and spills, miraculous escapes and multiple broken bones that involves. Both colourful characters, their story takes us all the way from the 1970s to today and is full of hilarious high-octane derring-do, a cast of characters including legends like Fast Freddie Spencer and Barry Sheene, and nothing less than terrifying but exhilarating adventure.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Return of the Rocket Men

Return of the Rocket Men

Once before the Doctor battled the sadistic Rocket Men and once before he won.

Author: Matt Fitton

Publisher:

ISBN: 1844359506

Category: Human-alien encounters

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Once before the Doctor battled the sadistic Rocket Men and once before he won. But when the dreaded pirates of the skies raid a remote frontier planet, he's not the only member of the TARDIS crew for whom they are old enemies. Steven Taylor knows them well. Back in his days as a pilot, on his twenty first birthday, Steven's ship was brought down by the malevolent Van Cleef. He barely escaped with his life. And now he's going to have to go through that again. But this time round, he knows what happens. And he knows there's no way out. Steven Taylor has to make a choice. A choice where either way, he loses.
Categories: Human-alien encounters

Rocketman

Rocketman

Author: Chistopher Moeller

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:45274531

Category: Science fiction comic books, strips, etc

Page:

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Categories: Science fiction comic books, strips, etc

Requiem for the Rocket Men

Requiem for the Rocket Men

"The Asteroid--notorious hideaway of the piratical Rocket Men.

Author: John Dorney

Publisher:

ISBN: 1781783470

Category: Human-alien encounters

Page:

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"The Asteroid--notorious hideaway of the piratical Rocket Men. Hewn out of rock, surrounded by force-fields and hidden in the depths of the Fairhead Cluster, their base is undetectable, unescapable and impregnable. In need of allies, the Master has arranged to meet with Shandar, King of the Rocket Men. But the mercenaries have captured themselves a very special prisoner - his oldest enemy, the Doctor. What cunning scheme is the Doctor planning? How does it connect with Shandar's new robotic pet? And just what has happened to Leela? The Master will have to work the answers out if he wants to leave the asteroid ... alive ..."--Container.
Categories: Human-alien encounters

Rocketman

Rocketman

Author: Chistopher Moeller

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:45274531

Category: Science fiction comic books, strips, etc

Page:

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Categories: Science fiction comic books, strips, etc

Rocket Man

Rocket Man

Their alliance began in 1967, when both young men responded to a talent ad in
New Musical Express. An aspiring executive, Ray Williams, paired Taupin, a 17-
year-old country boy who wrote poetry, with Reg Dwight, the shy, classically ...

Author: Claude Bernardin

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 0275956989

Category: Music

Page: 252

View: 446

Since his U.S. debut 25 years ago, Elton John has had a top-40 hit every year. This volume chronicles his success in the popular music world.
Categories: Music

Downey s Aerospace History 1947 1999

Downey s Aerospace History  1947 1999

Gerald A. Blackburn. Two THE ROCKET MEN 1946 – 1957 The best way to
predict the future is to invent it . - Alan Kay Dutch Kindelberger and the leaders at
North American Aviation saw the future in rocket propulsion and jet aircraft
design .

Author: Gerald A. Blackburn

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 0738569534

Category: History

Page: 127

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The city of Downey has been host to one of aerospace history's most sacred sites. For more than six decades, men and women have gathered in this Los Angeles County town to make the dreams of tomorrow a reality--inventing the future and starting America's journey to the stars. A wealthy Los Angeles industrialist, E. M. Smith, began this history with the purchase of a portion of the Huynan Ranch in August 1929. His company, EMSCO Aircraft, was the first of what would become a memorable list of pioneers in aviation and space. The story of the site's aerospace history extends from North American Aviation's tenancy in 1947 to the site closure in 1999 when engineers and scientists designed and developed the aerospace technology that took man to the moon and established a permanent presence in space.
Categories: History

Rocket Man

Rocket Man

An exploration of the life and discoveries of a pioneer of space travel shows how his research and ideas shaped modern aeronautics, and discusses his experimental failures, as well as his many successes.

Author: Thomas Streissguth

Publisher: Twenty-First Century Books

ISBN: 0876148631

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 88

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An exploration of the life and discoveries of a pioneer of space travel shows how his research and ideas shaped modern aeronautics, and discusses his experimental failures, as well as his many successes.
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction

Rocket Man

Rocket Man

Traces the life and times of American rocket pioneer Robert H. Goddard, describing his essential contributions to the science and technology of the twentieth century, the sometimes turbulent life of the visionary genius, and his pivotal ...

Author: David A. Clary

Publisher: Hyperion

ISBN: 0786887052

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 352

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Traces the life and times of American rocket pioneer Robert H. Goddard, describing his essential contributions to the science and technology of the twentieth century, the sometimes turbulent life of the visionary genius, and his pivotal role in launching the Space Age. Reprint. 20,000 first printing.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

The Great American Jet Pack

The Great American Jet Pack

ROCKET. MEN. Bell continued testing and building rocket belts and trained a
team to show them off.1 Hal Graham, however, stopped flying the rocket belt after
an incident that is still the subject of some controversy. Reports on the rocket belt
 ...

Author: Steve Lehto

Publisher: Chicago Review Press

ISBN: 9781613744338

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 240

View: 274

Inventors once promised us we'd all be flying with jet packs now, enabling us to zoom around effortlessly in the sky and getting us to work without traffic jams and trains. What happened to the jet pack? In The Great American Jet Pack, Steve Lehto gives us the definitive history of this and related devices, explaining how the technology arose, how it works, and why we don't have them in our garages today. These individual lift devices, as they were blandly labeled by the government men who financed much of their development, answered man's desire to simply step outside and take flight. No r.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

The artillerist s manual and compendium of infantry exercise

The artillerist s manual  and compendium of infantry exercise

ROCKETS may be of great use when a disembarkation of troops takes place in
presence of an enemy , since Rocket men can land with the first party of Infantry ,
and commence firing before any guns can be brought into position . Rockets will
 ...

Author: Frederick Augustus Griffiths

Publisher:

ISBN: OXFORD:600080612

Category:

Page:

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Categories:

The Artillerists Manual and British Soldiers Compendium

The Artillerists   Manual  and British Soldiers   Compendium

ROCKETS may be of great use when a disembarkation of troops takes place in
presence of an enemy , since Rocket men can land with the first party of Infantry ,
and commence firing before any guns can be brought into position . Rockets will
 ...

Author: Frederick Augustus Griffiths

Publisher:

ISBN: HARVARD:HN6JCF

Category: Artillery

Page: 354

View: 745

Categories: Artillery

1950s Rocketman TV Series and Their Fans

1950s  Rocketman  TV Series and Their Fans

Cadets, Rangers, and Junior Space Men Cynthia J. Miller, A. Bowdoin Van Riper
... safeguarding the cause of universal peace in the age of the conquest of space.
1 Rocketmen: bold adventurers in space, defenders of democracy, masters of ...

Author: Cynthia J. Miller

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

ISBN: 9780230377318

Category: History

Page: 270

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The heyday of the televised rocketman came before our actual travels in space occurred and was a burgeoning time in TV history. Before astronauts like John Glenn, Alan Shepard, and Neil Armstrong were household names, before the 'one small step' that left America's national footprint on the Moon, and before the wonders of science fiction became the wonders of science fact, battles were fought with Para-Ray guns and Cosmic Vibrators, 'Opticon Scillometers' scanned through walls, heroes in jetpacks soared through the skies, and the universe was full of wonder. The fourteen essays featured here focus on series such as Space Patrol, Tom Corbett, and Captain Z-Ro, exploring their roles in the day-to-day lives of their fans through topics such as mentoring, promotion of the real-world space program, merchandising, gender issues, and ranger clubs - all the while promoting the fledgling medium of television.
Categories: History

Speed

Speed

Simon Page, Mark Warner. In the air Factfile - the rocket men The rocket men
were the people who flew planes powered by rockets instead of jet engines . Do
rocket planes go faster than jet planes ? Yes . The fastest ever rocket plane flew
at a ...

Author: Simon Page

Publisher: Heinemann

ISBN: 0435214934

Category: Automobiles, Racing

Page: 32

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Part of the High Impact series for reluctant readers, this text is designed to motivate secondary school students with a reading age of eight to nine. This text presents true stories of record breaking speed.
Categories: Automobiles, Racing

The Artillerist s Manual and British Soldier s Compendium Seventh Edition

The Artillerist s Manual  and British Soldier s Compendium     Seventh Edition

Rockets may be of great use when a disembarkation of troops takes place in
presence of an enemy , since Rocket men can land with the first party of Infantry ,
and commence firing before any guns can be brought into position . Rockets will
not ...

Author: Frederick Augustus GRIFFITHS

Publisher:

ISBN: BL:A0017872188

Category:

Page: 345

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Categories:

The Sky is The Limit

The Sky is The Limit

Radar Men from the Moon {1952] reintroduced the rocket powered flying suit as
an atomic powered flying suit along with a rocket ship capable of space travel. If
only the space Shuttle could fly with the grace of the imaginary ships. Project ...

Author: Emile Barry

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781469168555

Category: Fiction

Page: 214

View: 368

This book explores a new theory which delves into the explanation of God and how mankind came to be. It starts by questioning the idea of God and continues with how the idea was exploited by the messengers. It explores the topics of Evolution, Science, War and Society. The moon conspiracy controversy is thoroughly examined revealing new information which has been hidden in plain sight for decades. It then brings into the fold the question of who controls the planet, the concept of a shadow world government and its connection to extraterrestrial life. It explores the State of Denial the human race is in and concludes with a new theory of God and how the Universe may have been created. It is not for the faint hearted.
Categories: Fiction

The Private Journal of F S Larpent

The Private Journal of F S  Larpent

Attached to the Head-quarters of Lord Wellington During the Peninsular War,
from 1812 to Its Close Francis Seymour Larpent Sir George Gerard de
Hochepied Larpent. OPERATIONS RESUMED . 9 cellent men , ) and a Rocket
Brigade , were ...

Author: Francis Seymour Larpent

Publisher:

ISBN: NYPL:33433067365258

Category: Peninsular War, 1807-1814

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Categories: Peninsular War, 1807-1814