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Apollo Pilot

Author : Donn Eisele
ISBN : 9780803299542
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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In October 1968 Donn Eisele flew with fellow astronauts Walt Cunningham and Wally Schirra into Earth orbit in Apollo 7. The first manned mission in the Apollo program and the first manned flight after a fire during a launch pad test killed three astronauts in early 1967, Apollo 7 helped restart NASA’s manned-spaceflight program. Known to many as a goofy, lighthearted prankster, Eisele worked his way from the U.S. Naval Academy to test pilot school and then into the select ranks of America’s prestigious astronaut corps. He was originally on the crew of Apollo 1 before being replaced due to injury. After that crew died in a horrific fire, Eisele was on the crew selected to return Americans to space. Despite the success of Apollo 7, Eisele never flew in space again, as divorce and a testy crew commander led to the three astronauts being labeled as troublemakers. Unbeknownst to everyone, after his retirement as a technical assistant for manned spaceflight at NASA’s Langley Research Center in 1972, Eisele wrote in detail about his years in the air force and his time in the Apollo program. Long after his death, Francis French discovered Eisele’s unpublished memoir, and Susie Eisele Black (Donn’s widow) allowed French access to her late husband’s NASA files and personal effects. Readers can now experience an Apollo story they assumed would never be written as well as the story behind its discovery.

Smoke Jumper Moon Pilot

Author : Willie G. Moseley
ISBN : 1935001760
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Al Shepard was returning to the cosmos, and this time, he was going to walk on the Moon. Grounded for most of the Sixties due to an inner ear problem, America's first man in space had been serving as NASA's Chief of the Astronaut Office, and had figured into the selection of crews for American manned space flights. Now healthy and cleared for flight himself, Shepard knew who he wanted on his own Apollo crew.For Lunar Module Pilot, he selected a brilliant Navy aviator, Edgar Mitchell, a.k.a. “The Brain,” who already had a doctorate of science in Aeronautics and Astronautics from M.I.T., and had been highly involved in the design of the Lunar Module. The Command Module Pilot, who would be responsible for guiding the Apollo spacecraft to the Moon, placing it in a safe orbit, and returning it safely to Earth, was to be Air Force pilot Stuart Roosa.And Roosa didn't even have a college degree when he had won his Air Force wings, and hadn't been on a backup crew for an Apollo flight. But when it came to piloting skills, he was that good.Stu Roosa's life was incredibly diverse—the second son of a government surveyor, he had spent his early childhood in a migratory lifestyle with his family before the Roosas settled in Claremore, Oklahoma, where Stu proved to be an excellent student and developed a lifelong love of hunting. He became a smoke jumper for the Forest Service before enlisting in the Air Force's aviation cadet program. Excelling in piloting skills, Roosa had graduated from test pilot school at the legendary Edwards Air Force Base before being chosen as an astronaut. Roosa loved his family and his country, and he loved to fly. Recollections in this detailed biography include memories from family members, schoolmates, and veteran smoke jumpers, pilots, and astronauts. Smoke Jumper, Moon Pilot tells the story of a focused, determined, and patriotic youngster who believed in the American dream, and grew up to live it.Back cover: At the age of 19, Stu Roosa was parachuting into the woods of the Pacific Northwest to fight forest fires.— He joined the Air Force.— He became a test pilot at Edwards Air Force Base.— He was selected to be an astronaut by NASA.— He went to the Moon.— He became a successful businessman and big game hunter.This is the family-authorized biography of Apollo 14 Command Module Pilot Stuart A. Roosa (1933-1994). It's the quintessential, All-American chronicle of the life of an Oklahoma farm boy whose initiative, drive and personal integrity earned him a place among the 24 individuals who made the most dramatic voyage in human history, and it's a story that needs to be told, now more than ever.

Fixed Base Visual Simulation Of Pilot Controlled Descents Of An Advanced Apollo Spacecraft With An All Flexible Parawing

Author : G. Kimball Miller
ISBN : UIUC:30112106778175
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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Apollo

Author : Richard W. Orloff
ISBN : 9780387376240
Genre : Science
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This book provides an overview of the origins of the Apollo program and descriptions of the ground facilities, launch vehicles and spacecraft that were developed in the quest to reach – and return from - the surface of the moon. It will serve as an invaluable single-volume sourcebook for space enthusiasts, space historians, journalists, and others. The text includes a comprehensive collection of tables listing facts and figures for each mission.

Chariots For Apollo

Author : Courtney G. Brooks
ISBN : UIUC:30112048338633
Genre : Project Apollo
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First Man

Author : James R. Hansen
ISBN : 9781476727813
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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An authorized portrait of the first astronaut to set foot on the moon sheds light on other aspects of his career, from the honors he received as a naval aviator to the price he and his family paid for his professional dedication.

Analysis Of Tension Impact Tests On The Nylon Webbing Structure Of An Apollo Pilot Chute Riser

Author : K. G. Lindh
ISBN : OCLC:72443515
Genre : Nylon yarns
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An effort to establish parachute riser dynamic analysis on a basis which includes wave propagation effects is presented. Previously conducted longitudinal impact tests on 23-foot long samples of nylon tape and samples of Apollo pilot parachute riser construction are described and analyzed in detail. An approximate linear-elastic analysis is shown to explain many aspects of the data but is not adequate for structural analysis. A finite difference method utilizing the concept of artificial viscosity and the nonlinear static load-strain curve is shown to produce improved results but additional refinement of the mathematical model is shown to be required. Estimated dynamic load-strain curves are determined from the data by indirect methods based on wave propagation velocities. It is concluded that the load-strain curve is approximately linear but that the nonlinear effects are important. Unexpected mutually consistent interest variations in wave velocity and strain are dicsovered and speculations as to their source are given.

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