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Spaceshots & Snapshots of Projects Mercury & Gemini: A Rare Photographic History

Spaceshots & Snapshots of Projects Mercury & Gemini: A Rare Photographic History (Hardback)

By Bisney, John
By Pickering, J. L.

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The race to space between the United States and the Soviet Union captured the popular imagination. On April 12, 1961, the USSR launched cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin on a one-orbit flight, making him the first human in space. Three weeks later, American astronaut Alan B. Shepard Jr. fle...w 116 miles above Earth before splashing down in the Bahamas. Over the next twenty years astronauts emerged as national heroes.This book tells the story of the people and events of Projects Mercury and Gemini with hundreds of unpublished and rare photographs--both color and black-and-white. Unlike other publications, which illustrate the space race with well-known and easily accessible images, this history draws from the authors' private library of over one hundred thousand (and growing) high-quality photos of the early U.S. manned-space program. Collected over a lifetime from public and private sources--including NASA archives, fellow collectors, retired NASA and news photographers, and auction houses--the images document American space missions of the Cold War era more comprehensively than ever before. Devoting a chapter to each flight, the authors also include detailed descriptions, providing new insight into one of America's greatest triumphs.
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ISBN 9780826352613
Released NZ 30 Jul 2015
Publisher University of New South Wales
Format Hardback
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ISBN-13 9780826352613
Stock Available
Status Showing available at publisher; usually ships 7-14 working days
Publisher University of New South Wales
Imprint University of New Mexico Press
Released 30 Jul 2015
Publication Country United States United States
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Bisney, John
By Pickering, J. L.
Category Photographs: Collections
Popular Astronomy
Space Travel & Exploration
Astronautics
Number of Pages 224
Dimensions Width: 152mm
Height: 305mm
Spine: 23mm
Dewey Code 629.4509
Weight 1,497g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Astronautics - United States, Project Mercury (U.S.) - History, Project Gemini (U.S.) - History, Space photography - United States
NBS Text Photography
ONIX Text General/trade

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