A Detailed, Yet Highly Readable Book, On The Shoulders Of Titans Should Be The Starting Point For All Who Are Interested In The Basic History Of The Gemini Program NASA S Second Human Spaceflight Program, Gemini Laid The Groundwork For The Ambitious Apollo Program Which Put Astronauts On The Moon This Informative And Entertaining Book Had Long Been Out Of Print And Is Now Available In Softcover Format Recommended For Students, Scholars, Journalists, Hobbyists, And All Who Are Interested In Human Spaceflight History. After reading The Right Stuff I realized I knew very little history of the following Gemini program This book here is a history commissioned by NASA and available on there site as a PDF.A straight forward history involving the details of the program The people involved, engineering tasks, budget problems, bureaucracy, etc.So there are the uninteresting details, but also plenty of details regarding engineering tasks to overcome along with failed approaches Since this was the middle program between Mercury and Apollo the historical interest has not been much Still reading this is is amazing how much they did accomplish and how important the program was to what was needed to learn for the Apollo program Especially amazing was the first space rendezvous between two Gem
Experiment coordinatorFollowing Mercury, I joined the Cape team as the in flight experiments integrator Dealing with the Halls of Ivy guys wasn t always easy Tougher still was the Dod This book tells it right A good read,thank you Messrs Hacker and Grimwood Gene Hummel Great detailed insight into the US Gemini space program.
- 625 pages
- On the Shoulders of Titans
- Barton C. Hacker
- 03 December 2017 Barton C. Hacker