mercury gemini apollo

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  1. The Basket

    The Basket Well-Known Member

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    Anyone got any interesting stories or favourite missions or astronauts who stick out?

    Like this stuff and would to learn knowledge or inside info.

    Stuff like How Gemini 6 nearly blew up and Buzz Aldrin on his Gemin 12 space walk.

    Ed White is an example. The first American space walker who was killed in the Apollo 1 fire. His excitement was real but knowing his fate dulls the achievement.
     
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    If your interested in this period of space and if you haven't read the book The Right Stuff by Tom Wolfe is IMHO the best read on the Mercury program and selection of the guys
     
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    IMHO the Apollo 13 story is hard to beat. I found it fascinating that they had duct tape on board.
     
  4. syscom3

    syscom3 Pacific Historian

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    Apollo 8 ...... Apollo 15 ...... Gemini 5 6 come to mind.
     
  5. Vassili Zaitzev

    Vassili Zaitzev Well-Known Member

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    Mostly Apollo 11 and Apollo 13.
     
  6. Graeme

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    G'day Basket. Highly recommend "Space Race" by Deborah Cadbury. Tells the story from both sides and is also a TV series available on DVD.

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