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By Donn Eisele,Francis French,Susan Eisele Black

ISBN-10: 0803262833

ISBN-13: 9780803262836

In October 1968 Donn Eisele flew with fellow astronauts Walt Cunningham and Wally Schirra into Earth orbit in Apollo 7. the 1st manned challenge within the Apollo application and the 1st manned flight after a fireplace in the course of a release pad try out killed 3 astronauts in early 1967, Apollo 7 helped restart NASA’s manned-spaceflight program.

recognized to many as a goofy, lighthearted prankster, Eisele labored his means from the U.S. Naval Academy to check pilot university after which into the choose ranks of America’s prestigious astronaut corps. He was once initially at the workforce of Apollo 1 sooner than being changed as a result of damage. After that staff died in a awful hearth, Eisele used to be at the workforce chosen to come back american citizens to house. regardless of the luck of Apollo 7, Eisele by no means flew in house back, as divorce and a testy team commander ended in the 3 astronauts being categorised as troublemakers.
Unbeknownst to everybody, after his retirement as a technical assistant for manned spaceflight at NASA’s Langley study heart in 1972, Eisele wrote intimately approximately his years within the air strength and his time within the Apollo application. lengthy after his dying, Francis French came across Eisele’s unpublished memoir, and Susie Eisele Black (Donn’s widow) allowed French entry to her overdue husband’s NASA documents and private results. Readers can now adventure an Apollo tale they assumed may by no means be written in addition to the tale in the back of its discovery.

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