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Rocket Man: Astronaut Pete Conrads Incredible Ride to the Moon and Beyond Nancy Conrad

Rocket Man: Astronaut Pete Conrads Incredible Ride to the Moon and Beyond

Nancy Conrad

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ISBN : 9780451218377
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320 pages
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Whether he was hot-dogging at Mach 2, test-flying every supersonic jet the Navy developed (and some they shouldnt have), orbiting the Earth at almost 20,000 mph, or redlining his Corvette, Pete Conrad loved pushing the envelope.The guy every NASAMoreWhether he was hot-dogging at Mach 2, test-flying every supersonic jet the Navy developed (and some they shouldnt have), orbiting the Earth at almost 20,000 mph, or redlining his Corvette, Pete Conrad loved pushing the envelope.The guy every NASA pilot wanted to happyhour with after work-and would kill to fly with-Pete had a natural outspokenness that got him removed from the Mercury program. But the Comeback Kid came roaring back-flying two Gemini missions, walking on the Moon as the commander of Apollo 12, commanding the first Skylab, and logging more time in space than all the original astronauts combined.This is a surprisingly candid insiders view of the greatest ride in history: Americas glorious race to the stars, as seen through the eyes of a real space cowboy.