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Arrows to the Moon
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Arrows to the Moon by Chris Gainor Avro's Engineers and the Space Race Most people know that German rocket engineers led by Wernher von Braun helped build the rocket that put Apollo astronauts on the Moon. But few have heard about the Canadian and British engineers who also made a big contribution to the success of Apollo. Now their story is told for the first time in Arrows to the Moon. This excellent book starts off with the story of how Canada scrapped the Avro Arrow , the most advanced jet interceptor of its time, and how NASA scooped up 32 of Avro's top engineers. This book follows their work in the U.S. space program from the early Mercury flights right through to the International Space Station. The book includes stories about Jim Chamberlin and his design work on the Gemini spacecraft, John Hodge's efforts as the flight director when America faced its first emergency in space on Gemini 8, and Owen Maynard's contributions to Apollo. And there's much more. Top NASA officials were unanimous: the group from Canada was a "godsend" to NASA. Now, for the first time, their story is told in Arrows to the Moon. FEATURES:
  • Paperback: 296 pages
  • Publisher: Collector's Guide Publishing Inc (October 1, 2001)
  • Language: English
  • Book Dimensions: 9.9 x 6.8 x 0.6 inches
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