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cspg
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posted 06-18-2014 10:49 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for cspg   Click Here to Email cspg     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Gemini Manual: An Insight into NASA's Gemini Spacecraft
by David Woods and David Harland
The Gemini space flight program is all but forgotten, having been eclipsed by the spectacular drama and success of the Apollo flights to the Moon. Neither was it a pioneer, coming after the heroic and pathfinding Mercury project.

But whereas Mercury was derided as 'spam-in-a-can' and Apollo was a truck towing a lunar lander, the Gemini spacecraft was an agile flying machine for fighter pilots. Initially called the Mercury Mark II, it gave the United States the tool it needed to learn how to fly in space, and in so doing it prepared the country's space agency, NASA, to set off for the Moon.

  • Paperback: 176 pages
  • Publisher: Haynes Publishing (January 1, 2015)
  • ISBN-10: 0857334212
  • ISBN-13: 978-0857334213

wdw
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posted 06-18-2014 01:16 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for wdw     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The Haynes Gemini Manual is written not just by me, David Woods as the Amazon page currently has it, but also David Harland.

mode1charlie
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posted 06-18-2014 04:04 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mode1charlie   Click Here to Email mode1charlie     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Pre-ordered, and looking forward to it. David, one day I'm going to get them signed too!

cspg
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posted 07-01-2014 07:44 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for cspg   Click Here to Email cspg     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Description added above from amazon.com (and cover image also available).

cspg
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posted 09-23-2014 03:16 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for cspg   Click Here to Email cspg     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Title has changed to: "NASA Gemini 1965-1966 (All Missions, All Models) Owners' Workshop Manual: An Insight into NASA's Gemini Spacecraft, the Precursor to Apollo and the Key to the Moon"

wdw
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posted 10-08-2014 04:49 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for wdw     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
We signed off on the proofs today. Really happy with how the Gemini Manual is looking.

sev8n
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posted 10-25-2014 10:51 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for sev8n     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I see this book is now available on amazon.com.

PeterO
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posted 10-25-2014 06:12 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for PeterO   Click Here to Email PeterO     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
It's available for pre-order, but still shows Jan. 1, 2015 as the release date. I pre-ordered it as soon as I saw Chris' (cspg's) posting.

ringo67
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posted 01-28-2018 05:35 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for ringo67   Click Here to Email ringo67     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I just tried to purchase a copy on Amazon, and it apparently is out of print. Because of that, the prices have skyrocketed. The cheapest used copy is listed for $231 and the cheapest new copy is listed as $1,272.25. Wow!

Any idea if this book will be reprinted anytime soon?

PeterO
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posted 01-28-2018 06:33 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for PeterO   Click Here to Email PeterO     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Bookfinder is an excellent resource for finding out of print books. Here it shows the Gemini manual starting in the upper $30s for a new copy.

ringo67
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posted 01-28-2018 09:46 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for ringo67   Click Here to Email ringo67     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks, Peter! I found a copy for $34 delivered.

hermit
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posted 01-30-2018 04:12 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for hermit   Click Here to Email hermit     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Shame the hugely inflated price isn't reflected in the royalty!

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