The Real Space Cowboys
Item #: BookCowboys
Guide Review - NASA's First 7 Astronauts Tell Their Story In 1959, seven pilots were selected to train as America's first astronauts. Alan Shepard, Gordon Cooper, Gus Grissom, John Glenn, Scott Carpenter, Wally Schirra and Deke Slayton accepted the country's call to service and would become known as the Mercury Seven (M7). In this tale of seven celestial cowboys, author Ed Buckbee, along with M7 astronaut Wally Schirra, take you behind the scenes to witness the excitement as well as the competition and conflict between NASA engineers designing capsules and those who would pilot them.
Features / Reviews:
- Never has one book crammed so much detail into so little space
- First-hand accounts of space history
- Includes a double-sided DVD-Video of early space history
- You'll find good trivia questions to stump people with from all the details in this book!
- 20 year timeline and pictorial tribute to Wernher von Braun in Huntsville, 1950-1970
- DVD included with book features von Braun, panel discussions, moon documentary and more
- Paperback: 200 pages
- Publisher: Collector's Guide Publishing Inc; Bk & DVD edition (May 1, 2005)
- Language: English
- Book Dimensions: 10.2 x 6.6 x 0.6 inches