We regret that due to the technical limitations of our site, we are unable to offer eBooks or Audio Downloads to customers outside of the UK.

For further details please read our eBooks help.

One Small Step: Astronauts in Their Own Words (Mixed media product)
  • One Small Step: Astronauts in Their Own Words (Mixed media product)

One Small Step: Astronauts in Their Own Words (Mixed media product)

Mixed media product Published: 23/07/2009
  • Not available

This product is currently unavailable.

  • This item has been added to your basket

Here is the most up-to-date history of man in space, researched by a NASA insider from astronaut interviews, diaries and speeches, with many revelations appearing in print for the first time, and even including material from top secret documents from the former Soviet Union. Astronauts shows space travel as its not been seen before and those who read it will be shocked at the reality of the dangers and failings of the space missions and full of admiration for the courage of those who travelled into space. There are surprises in these pages even to those who closely follow space exploration. Together, the diverse accounts reveal the astronauts' tales of courage and fear, and provide an authoritative and unique history of space exploration, from the missions of Laika, Yuri Gagarin and Alan Shepard and John Glenn, to Columbia, the International Space Station and SpaceShipOne, via the Vostok, Soyuz, Gemini and Apollo missions and the moon landings. Packed with extraordinary facts and anecdotes, Astronauts includes the story of how Korolev managed to get a man with curvature of the spine, ulcers, gastritis and missing fingers to be selected as a cosmonaut, alongside an account of how soviet agents tried to stop the launch of Apollo 8. Here too are comments from a space shuttle commander highlighting the terror induced by a space shuttle launch, as well as the reasons NASA did not want Buzz Aldrin to be the first to step onto the lunar surface. The CD includes: The Sputnik announcement; Yuri Gagarin speaking in orbit; The Alan Shepard launch; J. F. Kennedy's speech to Congress; Valentina Tereshkova speaking in orbit; Neil Armstrong stepping onto the lunar surface; Apollo 13: 'Houston. We've got a problem'.

Publisher: Quercus Publishing
ISBN: 9781849160674

You may also be interested in...

Your review has been submitted successfully.

We would love to hear what you think of Waterstones. Why not review Waterstones on Trustpilot?

Review us on Trustpilot