|Title:||This new ocean : a history of Project Mercury|
|Authors:||Loyd S. Jr. Swenson ; James M. Grimwood ; Charles C. Alexander|
|Publisher:||[S.l.] : National Aeronautics and Space Administration, NASA History Program Office, 1998|
|Series:||NASA History Series|
|Bibliography note:||Includes bibliographical references and index|
|Subjects:||Astronautics--History ; Astronautics--United States--NASA ; Manned space flight ; NASA--History ; Outer space--Exploration ; Project Mercury (U.S.) ; Space probes ; Space programs--United States|
A classic history of the first American human space flight effort, Project Mercury, this book was first published in 1966 and is still much in demand. In addition to providing a policy and institutional history of this major NASA mission, "This new ocean" presents a broad chronogical outline of technological achievements at the center of the effort, the scientific studies and results of the flights, and the human drama of the astronauts, ground controllers, and government and industry officials who saw it through to completion between 1961 and 1963.
One of the NASA History series, "This new ocean" is an exceptional work that informs and entertains readers seeking to understand the development of space flight in America, as well as those interested in the development of modern technology.
Copies in the Library (1)
|Barcode||Call number||Media type||Location||Section||Status||Donated by||Digital Bookplate|
|009793||TL789.8.U6M484 1998||Book||ISU Library||Main collection||Available||Launius, Roger D.|