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The Resource Amazing stories of the space age : true tales of Nazis in orbit, soldiers on the moon, orphaned martian robots, and other fascinating accounts from the annals of spaceflight, by Rod Pyle

Amazing stories of the space age : true tales of Nazis in orbit, soldiers on the moon, orphaned martian robots, and other fascinating accounts from the annals of spaceflight, by Rod Pyle

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Amazing stories of the space age : true tales of Nazis in orbit, soldiers on the moon, orphaned martian robots, and other fascinating accounts from the annals of spaceflight
Title
Amazing stories of the space age
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true tales of Nazis in orbit, soldiers on the moon, orphaned martian robots, and other fascinating accounts from the annals of spaceflight
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by Rod Pyle
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Language
eng
Summary
Award-winning science writer and documentarian Rod Pyle presents an insider's perspective on the most unusual and bizarre space missions ever devised inside and outside of NASA. The incredible projects described here were not merely flights of fancy dreamed up by space enthusiasts, but actual missions planned by leading aeronautical engineers. Some were designed but not built; others were built but not flown; and a few were flown to failure but little reported: A giant rocket that would use atomic bombs as propulsion (never mind the fallout), military bases on the moon that could target enemies on earth with nuclear weapons, a scheme to spray-paint the lenses of Soviet spy satellites in space, the rushed Soyuz 1 spacecraft that ended with the death of its pilot, the near-disaster of the Apollo 11 moon landing, the mysterious Russian space shuttle that flew only once and was then scrapped--these are just some of the unbelievable tales that Pyle has found in once top-secret documents as well as accounts that were simply lost for many decades. These stories, complimented by many rarely-seen photos and illustrations, tell of a time when nothing was too off-the-wall to be taken seriously, and the race to the moon and the threat from the Soviet Union trumped all other considerations. Readers will be fascinated, amused, and sometimes chilled
Summary
Accompanied by rarely seen photos and illustrations, an insider’s perspective reveals the most unusual and bizarre space missions ever devised inside and outside of NASA during a time when nothing was too off-the-wall to be taken seriously, and the race to the moon and the threat from the Soviet Union trumped all other considerations
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10550855
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DLC
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Pyle, Rod
Dewey number
629.409
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illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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  • Aeronautics
  • Astronautics
  • Aeronautics and state
  • Astronautics and state
  • Aeronautics
  • Aeronautics and state
  • Astronautics
  • Astronautics and state
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adult
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true tales of Nazis in orbit, soldiers on the moon, orphaned martian robots, and other fascinating accounts from the annals of spaceflight
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Amazing stories of the space age : true tales of Nazis in orbit, soldiers on the moon, orphaned martian robots, and other fascinating accounts from the annals of spaceflight, by Rod Pyle
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Publication
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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  • text
  • still image
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  • txt
  • sti
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  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
1725196
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
341 pages 24 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781633882218
Lccn
2016032507
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unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
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  • n
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illustrations (some color)
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  • (Sirsi) i9781633882218
  • (OCoLC)958141105
Label
Amazing stories of the space age : true tales of Nazis in orbit, soldiers on the moon, orphaned martian robots, and other fascinating accounts from the annals of spaceflight, by Rod Pyle
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
1725196
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
341 pages 24 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781633882218
Lccn
2016032507
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781633882218
  • (OCoLC)958141105

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