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Fallen astronauts : heroes who died reaching for the moon / Colin Burgess and Kate Doolan with Bert Vis ; foreword by Eugene A. Cernan.

Burgess, Colin, 1947- (Author). Doolan, Kate, 1962- (Added Author). Vis, Bert. (Added Author).

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Fulton Co PL - Rochester Main Library 629.45 BUR (Text) 33187004103731 Nonfiction Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780803285095 (cloth : alk. paper)
  • ISBN: 0803285094 (cloth : alk. paper)
  • Physical Description: xxviii, 386 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
  • Edition: Revised edition.
  • Publisher: Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, [2016]

Content descriptions

General Note:
Previous edition: 2003.
Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages [367]-374) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
A routine training flight: Capt. Theodore Cordy Freeman, USAF -- Gemini twins: Elliot McKay See Jr., Capt. Charles Arthur Bassett II, USAF -- Countdown to disaster: Lt. Col. Virgil Ivan Grissom, USAF, Lt. Col. Edward Higgins White II, USAF, Lt. Cdr. Roger Bruce Chaffee, USN -- By the light of a Soviet moon: Russia's cosmonauts -- A lonely stretch of road: Maj. Edward Galen Givens Jr., USAF -- "Mayday, mayday!": Maj. Clifton Curtis Williams Jr., USMC -- Epilogue.
Summary, etc.:
Stories of the eight American astronauts and eight Soviet cosmonauts who died in the race to reach the moon. -- Publisher.
Target Audience Note:
1290 Lexile.
Subject: Astronauts > United States > Biography.
Astronauts > Soviet Union > Biography.
Space flight to the moon > History.
Manned space flight.
Astronauts > Death.

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