French, Francis

Into that silent sea : trailblazers of the Space Era, 1961-1965 / Francis French and Colin Burgess ; with a foreword by Paul Haney. - Lincoln, Neb. ; London : University of Nebraska Press, c2007. - xxvii, 407 p. : ill., ports. ; 23 cm. - Outward odyssey . - Outward odyssey. .

Includes bibliographical references (p. [385]-397) and index.

First to fly -- Lighting the candle -- The pursuit of liberty -- Flight of the Eagle -- To rise above -- Heavenly twins -- The two Wallys -- A change of attitude -- A seagull in flight -- Stepping into the void.

A history of early space flight focuses on the careers of both American astronauts and Soviet cosmonauts and includes coverage of other persons who worked in support roles.

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Astronautics--History--20th century.
Manned space flight--History--20th century.

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Burgess, Colin, --1947-