By Rod Pyle

ISBN-10: 1633882217

ISBN-13: 9781633882218

ISBN-10: 1977352960

ISBN-13: 9781977352965

Award-winning technological know-how author and documentarian Rod Pyle offers an insider's point of view at the most unique and weird house missions ever devised in and out of NASA. The magnificent initiatives defined the following weren't in simple terms flights of fancy dreamed up by means of area lovers, yet genuine missions deliberate by way of best aeronautical engineers. a few have been designed yet now not equipped; others have been equipped yet no longer flown; and some have been flown to failure yet little reported:

A great rocket that will use atomic bombs as propulsion (never brain the fallout), army bases at the moon which could aim enemies in the world with nuclear guns, a scheme to spray-paint the lenses of Soviet secret agent satellites in area, the rushed Soyuz 1 spacecraft that ended with the dying of its pilot, the near-disaster of the Apollo eleven moon touchdown, the mysterious Russian area commute that flew just once and used to be then scrapped--these are only a number of the unimaginable stories that Pyle has present in as soon as top-secret records in addition to bills that have been easily misplaced for plenty of decades.

These tales, complimented via many rarely-seen pictures and illustrations, inform of a time while not anything used to be too off-the-wall to be taken heavily, and the race to the moon and the chance from the Soviet Union trumped all different concerns. Readers may be involved, amused, and infrequently chilled.

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