A great general overview, with lots of nuts and bolts for the technically inclined.
We now know just how dangerous the Shuttle was,
it must have felt like driving a 17,000 mph Mack truck,
with bad steering, a stuck gas pedal, and no brakes.
Expcted combat action and nuts and bolts aviation
more combat action and nuts and bolts aviation
Ok , Annie, please tell us in a sequel, just how it was that the Russians were
able to transport the Roswell craft close enough to the USA for the landing.
The biggest aircraft the Russians had at the time was a reverse engineered copy
of the Boeing B29, which would have had to make an impossible trip from eastern
Also, if the Russians went to all that trouble, and as secretive and paranoid as they
were, would they be so incompetent as to leave Russian cryillic lettering on components?
The Horten flying wing is not the mystery she claims. In the early 50's, a former
German pilot was winning glider contests all over the US in a restored Horten
The social churn Aldrin chose to stay in was too much for a the type of person
he is, and caused him tons of grief.
Neil Armstrong was smarter, he just unplugged and went back to rural routes.
It happens all the time, where sudden fame makes hell for somebody; just trying
to remain a fantastic enlargement of themselves.
Anyway, too much head stuff and not enough Space for me, so I didnt bother
downloading the second half.
Aldrin was ahead of his time, having the courage to admit to his problems
The story lacked a space theme I was looking for, here is a guy who spent one
of the longest EVA's in the Gemini program.
It is always puzzling the reticence of the astronauts about an out of this world experience.
The technical part of the moon landing bought forth a fact I never knew-
that by surreptitiously leaving on the Ascent radar, he was the direct cause
of the alarms that came close to aborting the landing.
I wonder what Armstrong said afterwards !
This rates WAY down the ladder, if you've heard the autobiographies
of astronauts like Eugene Cernan and Wally Shirra.
Also, the details of body function are gross and boring.
Try again Mary, do a chronicle of the Shuttle missions, only with more
science and less poop and barf.
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