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  • Title: How NASA Learned to Fly in Space: An Exciting Account of the Gemini Missions: Apogee Books Space Series 46
  • Author: David M. Harland
  • ISBN: 9781894959070
  • Page: 117
  • Format: Paperback
  • NASA learned to fly in space in a time when the agency was young and lean, and had an explicit mandate of staggering audacity set against a tight deadline Apollo claimed the glory, but it was Gemini that stretched the envelope of space flight to make going to the Moon feasible.
    How NASA Learned to Fly in Space An Exciting Account of the Gemini Missions Apogee Books Space Series NASA learned to fly in space in a time when the agency was young and lean and had an explicit mandate of staggering audacity set against a tight deadline Apollo claimed the glory but it was Gemini t

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    1. David Harland s How NASA Learned to Fly in Space is a concise history of the Gemini space program It is written clearly and in understandable language with a minimum of NASA jargon The astronauts and support teams involved in this very ambitious program to learn how to fly spacecraft in space and to perform complex docking processes with multiple space craft was ultimately successful The astronauts are shown to be able to handle novel zero gravity and micro gravity tasks and to develop appropria [...]

    2. At the beginning of the space race that challenge was to be the first, but those first astronauts and cosmonauts were spectators than pilots How do you get two spaceships launched at different times to rendezvous in space The book gives a glimpse into the history and people the solved that seemingly innocent question Though the Gemini program is not well remembered it was crucial to the later success of the Apollo program which counted on rendezvous to solve the problem of weight for landing a [...]

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