Into That Silent Sea: Trailblazers of the Space Era, 1961-1965

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U of Nebraska Press, 2007 - Science - 429 pages
A history of early space flight focuses on the careers of both American astronauts and Soviet cosmonauts and includes coverage of other persons who worked in support roles.

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This series Outward Odyssey: A People's History of Spaceflight, Into That Silent Sea was both entertaining and educational. Learning about the crew and astronauts lives brought new insight to the early days of space travel. Read full review

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A collective portrait of the American and Soviet space pilots covering the period from Yuri Gagarin's first flight to Alexei Leonov's first space walk, my overall impression is to be more impressed ... Read full review

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Francis French is the former director of events for Sally Ride Science, and the current director of education at the San Diego Air & Space Museum. Colin Burgess is a former flight service director with Qantas Airways and the author of many books on space flight, including Fallen Astronauts: Heroes Who Died Reaching for the Moon and Teacher in Space: Christa McAuliffe and the Challenger Legacy, both available in Bison Books editions. A NASA public affairs officer from 1958 to 1969, Paul Haney was known widely as NASA’s “voice of mission control.”

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