Space Emergency: Astronauts in Danger

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Enslow Publishers, 2000 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 48 pages
Houston, we've had a problem. These famous words of the Apollo 13 astronaut Jim Lovell reinforced the fact that spaceflight is a dangerous experience. Anytime a crew of astronauts goes on a mission in space they face the risk of death. What happens when astronauts encounter an emergency in space? Author Michael D. Cole captures the excitement and bravery of the astronauts involved in the space emergencies of Apollo 13, FRIENDSHIP 7, Gemini 8, and MIR missions. Cole details the problems of the missions and the teamwork involved to fix them. Using lively quotations, accurate descriptions, and color photographs, this book conveys the dangers these astronauts faced.

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I had to use this book before, it is a decent book if you like the topic. It also helps if you are think about being an astronaut.

Contents

Danger in Space
7
E John Glenn and Friendship 7
19
The Gemini 8 Emergency
25
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About the author (2000)

Cole graduated from the University of Cambridge in 1986 with a degree in Natural Sciences. He obtained a Ph.D. in Natural Product Chemistry from the University of London in 1990. In 1990, he joined the staff of the Forensic Science Unit at the University of Strathclyde as a short-course tutor, from where he progressed to Director of the Unit in 2000. In 2001, Michael was appointed Professor of Forensic Science at Anglia Polytechnic University, Cambridge, where he now heads the Department of Forensic Science and Chemistry.

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