Splashdown!: NASA and the Navy

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Turner Publishing Company, 2004 - Technology & Engineering - 200 pages
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Those of us who thought we had written all the books about space flight missed this one. We never heard many of the tales to be found between these covers. Splashdown is a fun, entertaining, informative read."" .. Jay Barbree, NBC News and co-author of the best-selling ""Moon Shot"" The first ever publication detailing the Navy's role in manned spacecraft recovery starting in 1961 and continuing into 1975, from Alan Shepard's initial sub-orbital mission to the Apollo-Soyuz flight which inaugurated the first space collaboration between the U.S. and the Soviet Union. Splashdown, NASA and The Navy takes the reader through a detailed explanation of how recovery forces, on land, sea, and in the air, were developed and deployed across the globe to be trained and ready for any and all emergencies and eventualities. ""

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Don Blair was born & raised in New Jersey; but after a two year Army hitch, began a nearly 50 year career in radio and television in 1955, commuting from southern Connecticut. From 1965 to 1989 he worked worked for all four radio networks in New York City, writing and delivering an estimated 25,000 newscasts during that period. His 1969 world-wide reporting from the USS Hornet during the Appolo 11 splashdown (oneof his 5 splashdown broadcasts) was one of the largest radio audiences of all time. He remains involved in broadcasting, freelance writing and producing television shows from his home on the Central Florida gulf coast.

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