Friendship 7 : The Epic Orbital Flight of John H. Glenn, Jr., Paperback / softback Book

Friendship 7 : The Epic Orbital Flight of John H. Glenn, Jr. Paperback / softback

Part of the Space Exploration series

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In this spellbinding account of an historic but troubled orbital mission, noted space historian Colin Burgess takes us back to an electrifying time in American history, when intrepid pioneers were launched atop notoriously unreliable rockets at the very dawn of human space exploration. A nation proudly and collectively came to a standstill on the day this mission flew; a day that will be forever enshrined in American spaceflight history.

On the morning of February 20, 1962, following months of frustrating delays, a Marine Corps war hero and test pilot named John Glenn finally blazed a path into orbit aboard a compact capsule named Friendship 7. The book's tension-filled narrative faithfully unfolds through contemporary reports and the personal recollections of astronaut John Glenn, along with those closest to the Friendship 7 story, revealing previously unknown facts behind one of America's most ambitious and memorable pioneering space missions. Friendship 7. The book's tension-filled narrative faithfully unfolds through contemporary reports and the personal recollections of astronaut John Glenn, along with those closest to the Friendship 7 story, revealing previously unknown facts behind one of America's most ambitious and memorable pioneering space missions. Friendship 7 story, revealing previously unknown facts behind one of America's most ambitious and memorable pioneering space missions.

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  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 275 pages, 37 Illustrations, color; 149 Illustrations, black and white; XXI, 275 p. 186 illus., 37 i
  • Publisher: Springer International Publishing AG
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  • Category: Popular astronomy & space
  • ISBN: 9783319156538

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