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The fire that NASA never had, B. Dean Smith

Label
The fire that NASA never had
Title
The fire that NASA never had
Statement of responsibility
B. Dean Smith
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This is an account of the author's flying activities in support of research and development of the United States' Ballistic Missile program and the space exploration of NASA from Cape Canaveral (Kennedy), Florida. Included is a report of a test done for NASA that examined space suits for the Gemini project. During this project, the author and another pilot experienced a disastrous fire in the simulator containing 100% oxygen, nearly taking both their lives. Five years later, in 1967, NASA's Apollo 1 capsule was consumed by a similar 100% oxygen fire, taking the lives of three astronauts, Gus Grisson, Ed White and Roger Chaffee. The author takes the reader through an account of the preparations made before his test flight and fire. He then makes a comparison of the two fires and the subsequent NASA investigation report of the Apollo 1 incident and draws conclusions regarding the lessons learned. (from the back cover)
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Smith, B. Dean
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
TL867
LC item number
.S52 2006
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Smith, B. Dean
  • Manned space flight
  • Manned space flight
  • Space vehicle accidents
  • Space suits
  • Project Gemini (U.S.)
  • Project Apollo (U.S.)
Label
The fire that NASA never had, B. Dean Smith
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
ocm71290504
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
262 p.
Isbn
9781424125746
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2006297829
Note
  • Inscribed and presented to the Library by the author.
  • Chapter 2 is devoted to the author's
Other physical details
ill.
Label
The fire that NASA never had, B. Dean Smith
Publication
Control code
ocm71290504
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
262 p.
Isbn
9781424125746
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2006297829
Note
  • Inscribed and presented to the Library by the author.
  • Chapter 2 is devoted to the author's
Other physical details
ill.

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