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Echoes among the Stars
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NASA Lifts Off - the 1950s; Project Mercury - Setting the Sights; Project Gemini - a Bridge to the Moon; Apollo I - Lives in Eclipse; Apollo Before the Moon - Into the Light; Apollo XI - Life on an Ancient World; Apollo XII and XIII - Storms in Space; Before the Short Day Ends -Apollo in Twilight; Skylab - a Place in Space; ASTP - a Handshake Across the Heavens; The 1970s - Journey's Without and Within; Echoes - the Shuttle Era and Beyond.

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Another survey history of the space program after no fewer than three recent similar well-received efforts in as many years (T.A. Heppenheimer's Countdown, LJ 5/15/97; William Burrows's This New Ocean, LJ 9/15/98; and Tom Crouch's Aiming for the Stars, LJ 9/15/99)? Actually, Walsh's slim volume does have real appeal owing to its narrow focus on the manned space flight angle. Walsh succinctly recounts the early successes of the Mercury and Gemini missions that paved the way for the Apollo moon landings as well as the Skylab and Apollo-Soyuz mission that marked the end of the first era of U.S. manned space flight. And he brings the story up to date with the return of John Glenn to orbit aboard the Shuttle. Despite the short shrift given the unmanned exploration of the planets, Walsh's book is recommended for public libraries seeking a concise history of manned space flight.--Thomas J. Frieling, Bainbridge Coll. Lib., GA Copyright 2000 Cahners Business Information.

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