Apollo 8

Author: Jeffrey Kluger
Publisher: Henry Holt and Company
ISBN: 1627798315
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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The untold story of the historic voyage to the moon that closed out one of our darkest years with a nearly unimaginable triumph In August 1968, NASA made a bold decision: in just sixteen weeks, the United States would launch humankind’s first flight to the moon. Only the year before, three astronauts had burned to death in their spacecraft, and since then the Apollo program had suffered one setback after another. Meanwhile, the Russians were winning the space race, the Cold War was getting hotter by the month, and President Kennedy’s promise to put a man on the moon by the end of the decade seemed sure to be broken. But when Frank Borman, Jim Lovell and Bill Anders were summoned to a secret meeting and told of the dangerous mission, they instantly signed on. Written with all the color and verve of the best narrative non-fiction, Apollo 8 takes us from Mission Control to the astronaut’s homes, from the test labs to the launch pad. The race to prepare an untested rocket for an unprecedented journey paves the way for the hair-raising trip to the moon. Then, on Christmas Eve, a nation that has suffered a horrendous year of assassinations and war is heartened by an inspiring message from the trio of astronauts in lunar orbit. And when the mission is over—after the first view of the far side of the moon, the first earth-rise, and the first re-entry through the earth’s atmosphere following a flight to deep space—the impossible dream of walking on the moon suddenly seems within reach. The full story of Apollo 8 has never been told, and only Jeffrey Kluger—Jim Lovell’s co-author on their bestselling book about Apollo 13—can do it justice. Here is the tale of a mission that was both a calculated risk and a wild crapshoot, a stirring account of how three American heroes forever changed our view of the home planet.

Was macht der Astronaut wenn er mal muss

Author: Mary Roach
Publisher:
ISBN: 9783499627903
Format: PDF
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Wenn es beim äMüssenä mal daneben geht, 14 Tage bei minimaler Hygiene im Raumanzug, seltsam anmutende Stresstests wie das Falten von Kranichen, Flüge im äKotzbomberä, Belastungstests an lebenden und toten Objekten u.a.: salopper und oft ironischer Blick hinter die Kulissen der Hochglanzraumfahrt.

Von der Erde zum Mond

Author: Jules Verne
Publisher: BookRix
ISBN: 3736827482
Format: PDF, Kindle
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"Von der Erde zum Mond" ist ein Roman des französischen Autors Jules Verne. Der Roman wurde erstmals 1865 unter dem französischen Titel "De la Terre à la Lune" von dem Verleger Pierre-Jules Hetzel veröffentlicht. Die erste deutschsprachige Ausgabe erschien 1873 unter dem Titel "Von der Erde zum Mond". Der englische Titel des Romans lautet "From the Earth to the Moon". Es handelt sich um ein frühes Werk des Science-Fiction-Genres, das die Mondfahrt um etwa hundert Jahre vorwegnimmt. Allerdings geht es hier vor allem noch um die Vorbereitung des Abenteuers. Der Roman "Reise um den Mond" ("Autour de la Lune") von 1870 setzte die Geschichte fort.

Sprung auf den Mond

Author: Richard Wiseman
Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag
ISBN: 3104910367
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Die Mondlandung vor 50 Jahren gehört zweifellos zu den größten Schritten der Menschheit. Doch wie war es möglich, das scheinbar Unerreichbare zu schaffen? Mit dem Blick des Psychologen führt Professor Richard Wiseman Interviews mit Mitgliedern der Apollo-Crew und durchforstet die Archive. So rekonstruiert er die Denkweise, die die Menschheit zum Mond führte, und zeigt, wie jeder sich diese aneignen kann, um Außergewöhnliches im täglichen Leben zu erreichen. Mit praktischen Techniken stellt Wiseman dar, wie wir die »Apollo-Prinzipien« in unserem beruflichen oder persönlichen Leben anwenden können. Egal, ob wir ein Unternehmen gründen, den perfekten Partner finden oder einer lebenslangen Leidenschaft nachgehen möchten – diese Techniken helfen jedem, den eigenen Mond zu erreichen.

Das Meer der Ruhe

Author:
Publisher:
ISBN: 9783806741728
Format: PDF
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Der Autor erinnert sich an die Begeisterung, mit der er als kleiner Junge den Mond und die Sterne beobachtete und die erste Mondlandung im Fernsehen mitverfolgte.

The Apollo Chronicles

Author: Brandon R. Brown
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 0190681349
Format: PDF
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The moon landing of 1969 stands as an iconic moment for both the United States and humankind. The familiar story focuses on the journey of the brave astronauts, who brought home Moon rocks and startling photographs. But Apollo's full account includes the earthbound engineers, mounds of their crumpled paper, and smoldering metal shards of exploded engines. How exactly did the nation, step by difficult step, take men to the Moon and back? In The Apollo Chronicles, fifty years after the moon landing, author Brandon R. Brown, himself the son of an Apollo engineer, revisits the men and women who toiled behind the lights. He relays the defining twentieth-century project from its roots, bringing the engineers' work and personalities to bright life on the page. Set against the backdrop of a turbulent American decade, the narrative whisks audiences through tense deadlines and technical miracles, from President John F. Kennedy's 1961 challenge to NASA's 1969 lunar triumph, as engineers confronted wave after wave of previously unthinkable challenges. Brown immerses readers in key physical hurdles--from building the world's most powerful rockets to keeping humans alive in the hostile void of space--using language free of acronyms and technical jargon. The book also pulls back from the detailed tasks and asks larger questions. What did we learn about the Moon? And what can this uniquely innovative project teach us today?

Shoot for the Moon

Author: Richard Wiseman
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1787474461
Format: PDF, Mobi
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'Fascinating new book examines the history of Nasa's Apollo space missions' Daily Mail _______ Eight key lessons to revolutionise your life with the mindset that got man to the moon. 20th July 1969: Neil Armstrong becomes the first person to walk on the Moon. We all recognize this to be one of mankind's greatest achievements. Yet what did it take to make John F. Kennedy's dream a reality? In this remarkable book, Professor Richard Wiseman presents a pioneering study of the mindset that took humanity to the Moon, and shows how you can harness and use it to achieve the extraordinary in your everyday life. Combining personal interviews, mission archives and cutting-edge psychology, Wiseman embarks on the ultimate voyage through inner space. Along the way he identifies eight key principles that make up the Apollo Mindset, including how pessimism is crucial to success, and how fear and tragedy can be transformed into hope and optimism. You will discover a series of practical techniques that you can use to incorporate these winning principles into both your professional and personal life. Whether you want to start a business venture, change careers, find your perfect partner, raise a loving family, get promoted, gain a new qualification, escape the rat race, or pursue a lifelong passion, these techniques will help you to reach your own Moon.