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We Seven: By the Astronauts Themselves

We Seven: By the Astronauts Themselves

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By (author) Scott M Carpenter, By (author) Jr John H Glenn, By (author) Jr Walter M Schirra, By (author) Jr L Gordon Cooper, By (author) Virgil I Grissom, By (author) Jr Alan B Shepard

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  • Publisher: SIMON & SCHUSTER
  • Format: Paperback | 352 pages
  • Dimensions: 155mm x 229mm x 30mm | 363g
  • Publication date: 12 January 2010
  • ISBN 10: 1439181039
  • ISBN 13: 9781439181034
  • Illustrations note: black & white illustrations
  • Sales rank: 162,595

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- Published for the fiftieth anniversary of the Mercury program: Project Mercury ran from 1959 through 1963, put the first American in space, and defined NASA's manned space flights to come, from Gemini through Apollo. In "We Seven," first published in 1962, the astronauts take readers behind the scenes of this pioneering program--even into the space capsules themselves. - Fascinating firsthand accounts: The astronauts describe the exhilarating launches, hair-raising challenges, and incredible successes of Project Mercury--from breaking through the earth's atmosphere to panicking when a hatch blows. But Project Mercury was more than the heroism of individual missions. In "We Seven," America's original astronauts share with us--as only they can--the hopes and dreams of the U.S. at the dawn of a new era.

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"Cut of the same stone as Columbus, Magellan, Daniel Boone, Orville and Wilbur Wright...the seven astronauts of Project Mercury were winnowed out by the most searching tests man could devise and machine could execute." " -- Time"