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Robert Pearlman
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posted 10-28-2014 12:47 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Spaceshots and Snapshots of Projects Mercury and Gemini: A Rare Photographic History by John Bisney and JL Pickering
The race to space between the United States and the Soviet Union captured the popular imagination. On April 12, 1961, the USSR launched cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin on a one-orbit flight, making him the first human in space. Three weeks later, American astronaut Alan B. Shepard Jr. flew 116 miles above Earth before splashing down in the Bahamas. Over the next twenty years astronauts emerged as national heroes.

This book tells the story of the people and events of Projects Mercury and Gemini with hundreds of unpublished and rare photographs — both color and black-and-white. Unlike other publications, which illustrate the space race with well-known and easily accessible images, this history draws from the authors' private library of over one hundred thousand (and growing) high-quality photos of the early U.S. manned-space program. Collected over a lifetime from public and private sources — including NASA archives, fellow collectors, retired NASA and news photographers, and auction houses — the images document American space missions of the Cold War era more comprehensively than ever before.

Devoting a chapter to each flight, the authors also include detailed descriptions, providing new insight into one of America's greatest triumphs.

Lasv3
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posted 10-28-2014 01:06 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Lasv3   Click Here to Email Lasv3     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Fantastic! I'm really looking forward to hold this publication in my hands, the authors' names promise a very special result.

Lou Chinal
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posted 10-28-2014 01:02 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Lou Chinal   Click Here to Email Lou Chinal     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
John and J.L. - I'm looking forward to this.

Joel Katzowitz
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posted 10-28-2014 04:22 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Joel Katzowitz   Click Here to Email Joel Katzowitz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
That's very exciting news, I'm really looking forward to snagging a copy.

Will the book cover any of the Mercury and/or Gemini unmanned missions?

Lasv3
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posted 10-30-2014 12:36 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Lasv3   Click Here to Email Lasv3     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Who is the astronaut on the cover? I would say it is not Gene Cernan neither Dick Gordon, then who of the three remaining possibilities?

ColinBurgess
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posted 10-30-2014 01:40 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for ColinBurgess   Click Here to Email ColinBurgess     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I believe that's Buzz Aldrin on Gemini XII.

astro-nut
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posted 11-01-2014 04:00 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for astro-nut   Click Here to Email astro-nut     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
This is one that I am looking forward to!! Can't wait.

Rick Mulheirn
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posted 11-01-2014 04:26 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Rick Mulheirn   Click Here to Email Rick Mulheirn     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
If the cover is anything to go by this book will be a belter. That is a great image that I have not seen previously. And yes, it's Buzz.

carmelo
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posted 04-04-2015 07:05 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for carmelo   Click Here to Email carmelo     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
How is this book? Seems interesting, but pictures are really "rare"? Opinions?

Robert Pearlman
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posted 04-04-2015 07:08 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
As noted, the book won't be released until June.

But from what I understand, a number of the photos in this book are from a retired private photographer's archive, such that they have yet to be widely seen.

carmelo
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posted 04-05-2015 03:14 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for carmelo   Click Here to Email carmelo     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Wow! Very interesting!

Go4Launch
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posted 04-05-2015 05:51 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Go4Launch   Click Here to Email Go4Launch     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Carmelo, it was certainly our goal to use as many rare, unusual, or never-before-seen images as possible, so we hope you will like it. — John
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Originally posted by Joel Katzowitz:
Will the book cover any of the Mercury and/or Gemini unmanned missions?
Joel, we focus only on the manned missions.

mach3valkyrie
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posted 04-05-2015 11:05 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mach3valkyrie   Click Here to Email mach3valkyrie     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I've got a copy pre ordered. Looking forward to it.

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