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Apollo Pilot: The Memoir of Astronaut Donn Eisele (Outward by Donn Eisele,Francis French,Susan Eisele Black PDF

By Donn Eisele,Francis French,Susan Eisele Black

ISBN-10: 0803262833

ISBN-13: 9780803262836

In October 1968 Donn Eisele flew with fellow astronauts Walt Cunningham and Wally Schirra into Earth orbit in Apollo 7. the 1st manned challenge within the Apollo software and the 1st manned flight after a hearth in the course of a release pad attempt killed 3 astronauts in early 1967, Apollo 7 helped restart NASA’s manned-spaceflight program.

recognized to many as a goofy, lighthearted prankster, Eisele labored his manner from the U.S. Naval Academy to check pilot university after which into the decide on ranks of America’s prestigious astronaut corps. He used to be initially at the staff of Apollo 1 earlier than being changed because of harm. After that staff died in a bad fireplace, Eisele used to be at the group chosen to come american citizens to house. regardless of the good fortune of Apollo 7, Eisele by no means flew in house back, as divorce and a testy group commander resulted in the 3 astronauts being classified as troublemakers.
Unbeknownst to every person, after his retirement as a technical assistant for manned spaceflight at NASA’s Langley examine heart in 1972, Eisele wrote intimately approximately his years within the air strength and his time within the Apollo application. lengthy after his loss of life, Francis French came across Eisele’s unpublished memoir, and Susie Eisele Black (Donn’s widow) allowed French entry to her past due husband’s NASA documents and private results. Readers can now adventure an Apollo tale they assumed might by no means be written in addition to the tale at the back of its discovery.

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