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In the words of those who trod the void and those at missioncontrol, here are over 50 of the greatest true stories of suborbital,orbital and deep-space exploration. From Apollo 8â€TMsfirst view of a fractured, tortured landscape of craters on theâ€ ̃dark sideâ€TM of the Moon to the series of cliff-hanger crisesaboard space station Mir, they include moments ofextraordinary heroic achievement as well as episodes of terriblehuman cost. Among the astronauts and cosmonauts featured areJohn Glenn, Pavel Beyayev, Jim Lovell, Neil Armstrong, BuzzAldrin, Valery Korzun, Vasily Tsibliyev and Michael Foale.Includes â€¢ First walk in space by Sergei Leonov and histraumatic return to Earth â€¢ Apollo 13â€TMs problem â€“ the classic,nail-biting account of abandoning ship on the way to theMoon â€¢ Docking with the frozen, empty Salyut 7 space stationthat had drifted without power for eight months â€¢ Progresscrashes into Mir â€“ the astronauts survive death by a hairâ€TMsbreadth â€¢ Jerry Linengerâ€TMs panic attack during a space walk,â€ ̃just out there danglingâ€TM.
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