By Colin Burgess
many folks are conscious of the 1st manned Apollo project, during which Gus Grissom, Ed White, and Roger Chaffee misplaced their lives in a fireplace in the course of a floor attempt, yet few recognize of the opposite 5 fallen astronauts whose tales this publication tells besides, together with Ted Freeman and C.C. Williams, who died within the crashes in their T-38 jets; the “Gemini Twins,” Charlie Bassett and Elliot See, killed while their jet slammed into the construction the place their Gemini pill used to be present process ultimate building; and Ed Givens, whose deadly vehicle crash has in the past been obscured through rumors. Supported via wide interviews and archival fabric, the extreme lives and accomplishments of those and different fallen astronauts—including 8 Russian cosmonauts who misplaced their lives in the course of training—unfold the following in intimate and compelling aspect. Their tales go back us to a stirring time within the background of our country and remind us of the price of enjoyable our desires. This revised variation contains increased and revised biographies and extra photographs.
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