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The Resource Apollo pilot : the memoir of astronaut Donn Eisele, Donn Eisele ; edited and with a foreword by Francis French ; afterword by Susie Eisele Black ; historical overview by Amy Shira Teitel

Apollo pilot : the memoir of astronaut Donn Eisele, Donn Eisele ; edited and with a foreword by Francis French ; afterword by Susie Eisele Black ; historical overview by Amy Shira Teitel

Label
Apollo pilot : the memoir of astronaut Donn Eisele
Title
Apollo pilot
Title remainder
the memoir of astronaut Donn Eisele
Statement of responsibility
Donn Eisele ; edited and with a foreword by Francis French ; afterword by Susie Eisele Black ; historical overview by Amy Shira Teitel
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In October 1968Donn Eisele flew with fellow astronauts Walt Cunningham and Wally Schirra into Earth orbit in Apollo 7. The first manned mission in the Apollo program and the first manned flight after a fire during a launch pad test killed three astronauts in early 1967, Apollo 7 helped restart NASA s manned-spaceflight program. Known to many as a goofy, lighthearted prankster, Eisele worked his way from the U.S. Naval Academy to test pilot school and then into the select ranks of America s prestigious astronaut corps. He was originally on the crew of Apollo 1 before being replaced due to injury. After that crew died in a horrific fire, Eisele was on the crew selected to return Americans to space. Despite the success of Apollo 7, Eisele never flew in space again, as divorce and a testy crew commander led to the three astronauts being labeled as troublemakers. Unbeknownst to everyone, after his retirement as a technical assistant for manned spaceflight at NASA s Langley Research Center in 1972, Eisele wrote in detail about his years in the air force and his time in the Apollo program. Long after his death, Francis French discovered Eisele s unpublished memoir, and Susie Eisele Black (Donn s widow) allowed French access to her late husband s NASA files and personal effects. Readers can now experience an Apollo story they assumed would never be written as well as the story behind its discovery
Member of
Writing style
Biography type
autobiography
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10548443
Cataloging source
DLC
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1930-1987
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Eisele, Donn
Dewey number
  • 629.450092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • French, Francis
  • Eisele Black, Susie
  • Teitel, Amy Shira
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True
Series statement
Outward odyssey: a people's history of spaceflight
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  • Eisele, Donn
  • Project Apollo (U.S.)
  • Apollo 7 (Spacecraft)
  • Astronauts
Target audience
adult
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the memoir of astronaut Donn Eisele
Label
Apollo pilot : the memoir of astronaut Donn Eisele, Donn Eisele ; edited and with a foreword by Francis French ; afterword by Susie Eisele Black ; historical overview by Amy Shira Teitel
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn946906316
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xv, 143 pages, 20 pages of unnumbered plates
Isbn
9780803262836
Lccn
2016027504
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)946906316
Label
Apollo pilot : the memoir of astronaut Donn Eisele, Donn Eisele ; edited and with a foreword by Francis French ; afterword by Susie Eisele Black ; historical overview by Amy Shira Teitel
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn946906316
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xv, 143 pages, 20 pages of unnumbered plates
Isbn
9780803262836
Lccn
2016027504
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)946906316

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