|Title:||Project Mercury : NASA's first manned space programme|
|Authors:||John E. Catchpole|
|Publisher:||New York, NY : Springer, 2001|
|Series:||Springer-Praxis books in astronomy and space sciences|
|ISBN / ISSN / EAN :||978-1-85233-406-2|
|Bibliography note:||Includes bibliographical references and index|
|Subjects:||Manned space flight--United States ; Project Mercury (U.S.)--History|
Only five years after launching Explorer, its first primitive satellite, the USA was putting men into space in the first American manned spaceflight programme, Mercury. How was the technology developed, what were the problems to be overcome, and who were the people behind this programme?
"Project Mercury" details the development of the Mercury programme, together with its associated infrastructure. It highlights the differences in Redstone / Atlas technology, drawing comparisons between ballistic capsules and alternative types of spacecraft. Astronaut selection and training is also covered, as well as tracking systems, flight control, basic principles of spaceflight and detailed accounts of individual flights.
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|Barcode||Call number||Media type||Location||Section||Status|
|009489||TL789.8.U6.C38 2001||Book||ISU Central Campus library||Main collection||Available|