Gus Grissom

📒Gus Grissom ✍ Carmen Bredeson

✏Book Title : Gus Grissom
✏Author : Carmen Bredeson
✏Publisher : Enslow Pub Incorporated
✏Release Date : 1998
✏Pages : 48
✏ISBN : 0894909746
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Gus Grissom Book Summary : A biography of one of America's first seven astronauts, focusing on the training and career of Gus Grissom, who died in a fire aboard Apollo I in 1967.

📒Gus Grissom ✍ Robert Greenberger

✏Book Title : Gus Grissom
✏Author : Robert Greenberger
✏Publisher : The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc
✏Release Date : 2003-12-15
✏Pages : 112
✏ISBN : 0823944581
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Gus Grissom Book Summary : Profiles the Air Force test pilot who became one of the first astronauts and describes his participation in the Mercury, Gemini, and Apollo space programs as well as his death in a tragic fire during a pre-flight test on the Apollo 1 spacecraft.

📒Gus Grissom ✍ Ray E. Boomhower

✏Book Title : Gus Grissom
✏Author : Ray E. Boomhower
✏Publisher : Indiana Historical Society
✏Release Date : 2004
✏Pages : 393
✏ISBN : 0871951762
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Gus Grissom Book Summary : Selected as one of NASA's original Seven Mercury Astronauts, Gus Grissom would go on to become the first man to fly in space twice and later give his life to the NASA space program. This book unearths the story of Indiana's first astronaut by offering a more complete picture of Grissom's life and character and the events that led up to his death.

📒Calculated Risk ✍ George Leopold

✏Book Title : Calculated Risk
✏Author : George Leopold
✏Publisher : Purdue University Press
✏Release Date : 2016
✏Pages : 378
✏ISBN : 9781557537454
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Calculated Risk Book Summary : Unlike other American astronauts, Virgil I. "Gus" Grissom never had the chance to publish his memoirs—save for an account of his role in the Gemini program—before the tragic launch pad fire on January 27, 1967, which took his life and those of Edward White and Roger Chaffee. The international prestige of winning the Moon Race cannot be understated, and Grissom played a pivotal and enduring role in securing that legacy for the United States. Indeed, Grissom was first and foremost a Cold Warrior, a member of the first group of Mercury astronauts whose goal it was to beat the Soviet Union to the moon. Drawing on extensive interviews with fellow astronauts, NASA engineers, family members, and friends of Gus Grissom, George Leopold delivers a comprehensive survey of Grissom’s life that places his career in the context of the Cold War and the history of human spaceflight. Calculated Risk: The Supersonic Life and Times of Gus Grissom adds significantly to our understanding of that tumultuous period in American history. --Publisher

📒Starfall ✍ Betty Grissom

✏Book Title : Starfall
✏Author : Betty Grissom
✏Publisher :
✏Release Date : 1974
✏Pages : 276
✏ISBN : UCAL:B4118487
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Starfall Book Summary : The widow of astronaut Virgil (Gus) Grissom tells the tragic and heroic story of her husband and family caught up in America's race for the moon.

✏Book Title : Guidebook for the Scientific Traveler
✏Author :
✏Publisher : Rutgers University Press
✏Release Date :
✏Pages :
✏ISBN : 9780813549187
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

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📒Seven Minus One ✍ Carl L. Chappell

✏Book Title : Seven Minus One
✏Author : Carl L. Chappell
✏Publisher :
✏Release Date : 1968
✏Pages : 284
✏ISBN : LCCN:68006185
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

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📒Tracking Apollo To The Moon ✍ Hamish Lindsay

✏Book Title : Tracking Apollo to the Moon
✏Author : Hamish Lindsay
✏Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
✏Release Date : 2001-04-10
✏Pages : 426
✏ISBN : 1852332123
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Tracking Apollo to the Moon Book Summary : This is perhaps the most complete, detailed and readable story of manned space-flight ever published. The text begins with the historical origins of the dream of walking on the Moon, covers the earliest Mercury and Gemini flights and then moves on to the end of the Apollo era. In readable, fascinating detail, Hamish Lindsay - who was directly involved in all three programs - chronicles mankind's greatest adventure with a great narrative, interviews, quotes and masses of photographs, including some previously unpublished. In addition to bringing the history of these missions to life the book serves as a detailed reference for space enthusiasts and students.

📒Calculated Risk ✍ George Leopold

✏Book Title : Calculated Risk
✏Author : George Leopold
✏Publisher : Purdue University Press
✏Release Date : 2016-06-15
✏Pages : 416
✏ISBN : 9781612494593
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Calculated Risk Book Summary : Unlike other American astronauts, Virgil I. "Gus" Grissom never had the chance to publish his memoirs. Killed along with his crew in a launch pad fire on January 27, 1967, Grissom also lost his chance to walk on the moon and return to describe his journey. Others went in his place. The stories of the moon walkers are familiar. Less appreciated are Grissom's contributions. The international prestige of winning the Moon Race cannot be understated, and Grissom played a pivotal and enduring role in securing that legacy for the United States. Indeed, Grissom was first and foremost a Cold Warrior, a member of the first group of Mercury astronauts whose goal it was to beat the Soviet Union into space and eventually to the moon. Drawing on extensive interviews with fellow astronauts, NASA engineers, family members, and friends of Gus Grissom, George Leopold delivers a comprehensive and corrective account of Grissom's life that places his career in the context of the Cold War and the history of human spaceflight. Calculated Risk: The Supersonic Life and Times of Gus Grissom adds significantly to our understanding of that tumultuous and ultimately triumphant period in American history.

📒First Man ✍ James R. Hansen

✏Book Title : First Man
✏Author : James R. Hansen
✏Publisher : Simon and Schuster
✏Release Date : 2012-11-27
✏Pages : 784
✏ISBN : 9781476727813
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏First Man Book Summary : 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.