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Inventing the American Astronaut (Palgrave Studies in the History of Science and Technology), Hersch, Matthew H.
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Author Name:    Hersch, Matthew H.

Title:   Inventing the American Astronaut (Palgrave Studies in the History of Science and Technology)

Binding:   Hardcover

Book Condition:   New

Publisher:    Palgrave Macmillan 

ISBN Number:   1137025271 / 9781137025272

Seller ID:   ING9781137025272

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Who were the men who led America's first voyages into space? Soldiers? Daredevils? The public sometimes imagined them that way: military men or hot-shot pilots without the capacity for doubt, fear, or worry. Instead, the early astronauts were something else: a new kind of 'organization man, ' calm, calculating, and attuned to the politics and celebrity of the Space Race. Through archival documents, popular culture, and interviews with the astronauts themselves, the book examines the origins of a new American profession and follows it through the last Moon landing and the creation of the Space Shuttle.

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