ESCAPING THE BONDS OF EARTH
The Fifties and the Sixties
April 12, 2011, is the 50th anniversary of Yuri Gagarinís pioneering journey into space.
To commemorate this momentous achievement, Springer-Praxis is producing a mini series of books
that reveals how humanityís knowledge of flying, working and living in space has grown in the last half century.
Escaping the Bonds of Earth
focuses upon the late 1950s and 1960s, exploring each mission
from April 1961 to December 1968: from the pioneering Vostok
flight to the triumphant
circumnavigation of the Moon by Apollo 8
The book gives in-depth coverage of:
Table of Contents
- each of the Vostok missions, together with unmanned precursor flights and the development of the Voskhod
- the Mercury missions
- the voyage of the first three-man space crew and the first spacewalk
- each Gemini mission
- the drive for the Moon.
- From the east
- Monkeys to men
- Space spectaculars
- Pushing the envelope
- Onward and upward
- Disaster, recovery, triumph
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