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ColinBurgess
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posted 12-01-2014 04:30 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for ColinBurgess   Click Here to Email ColinBurgess     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I'm pleased to announce that the manuscript and photographs for this book are now being sent over to my favourite copy editor, and if the usual schedule holds it will be published sometime before mid-2015.

This is the third book in the Mercury flight series following the publication by Springer Books of those detailing the flights of Freedom 7 and Liberty Bell 7 with Alan Shepard and Gus Grissom respectively.

I am already well into preparing the next book, on the flight of Scott Carpenter aboard Aurora 7.

Ronpur
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posted 12-01-2014 04:51 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Ronpur   Click Here to Email Ronpur     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Great news! I can't wait to read it!

tlifan2
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posted 12-01-2014 08:37 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for tlifan2   Click Here to Email tlifan2     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Congratulations on your new book — I look forward to seeing it.

E2M Lem Man
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posted 12-04-2014 04:40 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for E2M Lem Man   Click Here to Email E2M Lem Man     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
This is great news Colin!

I have always wanted to know what went down after Liberty Bell 7 that led to Glenn's Atlas flight. We know about Titov... but with the problems of MA-5, this was a major decision on NASA's end. And the story of the MA-6 booster issues — like the fuel leak.

I can't wait to read it!

Lou Chinal
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posted 12-17-2014 09:39 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Lou Chinal   Click Here to Email Lou Chinal     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Colin, I am looking forward to your book with great anticipation.

hermit
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posted 12-22-2014 07:57 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for hermit   Click Here to Email hermit     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Well, it's pretty much ready to be sent for layout.

ColinBurgess
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posted 12-22-2014 09:56 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for ColinBurgess   Click Here to Email ColinBurgess     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
With many thanks to my old mate 'Hermit' who is not only one of the best writers around on spaceflight history, but a fabulous and incisive copyeditor.

Barring any productions problems, I would guess at about a March/April release.

So now it's on to "Aurora 7" - the next in the Mercury flight series.

hermit
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posted 01-01-2015 08:25 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for hermit   Click Here to Email hermit     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The edited "Friendship 7" manuscript has just been submitted for layout.

moorouge
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posted 01-18-2015 07:10 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for moorouge   Click Here to Email moorouge     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Friendship 7 is available to pre-order on Amazon with a delivery date of 6th September.

ColinBurgess
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posted 01-18-2015 08:23 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for ColinBurgess   Click Here to Email ColinBurgess     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Based on my experience in the past with Springer books, this one will be available much sooner than that - I'd suggest about May.

eurospace
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posted 01-22-2015 08:29 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for eurospace   Click Here to Email eurospace     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
amazon.co.uk gives 24 June 2015 as release date. So our estimate seems about right.

cspg
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posted 01-27-2015 10:06 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for cspg   Click Here to Email cspg     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
So does Amazon.com:

Friendship 7: The Epic Orbital Flight of John H. Glenn, Jr.
by Colin Burgess

In this spellbinding account of an historic but troubled orbital mission, noted space historian Colin Burgess takes us back to an electrifying time in American history, when intrepid pioneers were launched atop notoriously unreliable rockets at the very dawn of human space exploration.

A nation proudly and collectively came to a standstill on the day this mission flew; a day that will be forever enshrined in American spaceflight history. On the morning of February 20, 1962, following months of frustrating delays, a Marine Corps war hero and test pilot named John Glenn finally blazed a path into orbit aboard a compact capsule named Friendship 7.

The book's tension-filled narrative faithfully unfolds through contemporary reports and the personal recollections of astronaut John Glenn, along with those closest to the Friendship 7 story, revealing previously unknown facts behind one of America's most ambitious and memorable pioneering space missions.

  • Paperback: 250 pages
  • Publisher: Springer; 2015 edition (June 24, 2015)
  • ISBN-10: 3319156535
  • ISBN-13: 978-3319156538

ColinBurgess
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posted 03-16-2015 07:39 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for ColinBurgess   Click Here to Email ColinBurgess     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
With the editing and page-proof checking process now completed, this book has just gone to the production company to be finalised and printed. Right on track time-wise, it should now be available through Amazon.com in a month or two.

onesmallstep
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posted 03-23-2015 01:11 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for onesmallstep   Click Here to Email onesmallstep     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Does the book have an 'epilogue' or mention of Glenn's flight aboard Discovery/STS-95?

ColinBurgess
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posted 03-23-2015 03:57 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for ColinBurgess   Click Here to Email ColinBurgess     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Yes, the book actually discusses JG's post-flight career and STS-95 flight and includes some tributes to him at the end.

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