The Pre-Astronauts

The Pre-Astronauts

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Based on interviews with participants of the high-altitude balloon programs of the 1950s and 1960s, the author captures the drama of a small fraternity of daring, brilliant men.In 1924, Sgt. Randall Bose of the Aviation Section at Mitchell Field in Long Island, New York, made his own history. Bose was a believer in ... But in spite of the proven success of the manual- opening chutes, most pilots still were not convinced.

Title:The Pre-Astronauts
Author:Craig Ryan
Publisher:Naval Institute Press - 2003-01


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