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By Rod Pyle

Award-winning technological know-how author and documentarian Rod Pyle offers an insider's point of view at the most original and peculiar area missions ever devised inside and out of NASA. The really good tasks defined right here weren't in basic terms flights of fancy dreamed up via house fanatics, yet real missions deliberate by means of top aeronautical engineers. a few have been designed yet no longer equipped; others have been outfitted yet now not flown; and some have been flown to failure yet little reported:

A large rocket that might use atomic bombs as propulsion (never brain the fallout), army bases at the moon which can objective enemies in the world with nuclear guns, a scheme to spray-paint the lenses of Soviet undercover agent satellites in house, the rushed Soyuz 1 spacecraft that ended with the loss of life of its pilot, the near-disaster of the Apollo eleven moon touchdown, the mysterious Russian house go back and forth that flew just once and used to be then scrapped--these are only the various unimaginable stories that Pyle has present in as soon as top-secret records in addition to bills that have been easily misplaced for plenty of decades.

These tales, complimented via many rarely-seen images and illustrations, inform of a time while not anything was once too off-the-wall to be taken heavily, and the race to the moon and the danger from the Soviet Union trumped all different concerns. Readers may be involved, amused, and occasionally chilled.

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