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Return to Book Page. These are the untold stories of the space race and who would put the first man on the moon from insiders in the Russian and American space programs. Read the jaw-dropping facts as shared by Emmy-winning and longtime space exploration reporter John Getter. These are the facts and secrets previously known only to a handful of technicians, cosmonauts and astronauts.
John shar These are the untold stories of the space race and who would put the first man on the moon from insiders in the Russian and American space programs. John shares why the then-Soviets beat the Americans everywhere but to the moon.
Get answers to questions such as: Why did Yuri Gagarin and the early Russian cosmonauts never land in their capsules? Who were the Mercury 13? And what does mowing the lawn have to do with winning the space race? Join John as he shows how the space race changed — and continues to change — the human experience. Kindle Edition , 80 pages.
To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Lists with This Book. While in Cincinnati, his profiles of interesting and original people connected him with a variety of subjects. Interviews ranged from Lou Jacobs, who for decades was the image of the Ringling Brothers, Barnum and Bailey Circus, to physicist Edward Teller, who admitted he hated being called the father of the hydrogen bomb, to Neil Armstrong, first human to walk on the moon. Building on that remarkable start, John was enthralled when he saw the early tests of what would become the space shuttle.
He moved to Houston and spent the next several years covering the manned space program.
John is also a private pilot, so he combined his knowledge of aviation with the love of a good story and soon became known as one of the most respected reporters covering exploration. He flew the space shuttle simulator, worked in real spacesuits, participated in scientific tests that later flew in space and spent more than minutes in zero gravity.
Editorial Reviews. About the Author. John Getter earned his reputation as a pre- eminent TO THE MOON - Untold Stories of the Space Race (Moonwalkers(tm) Book 1) - Kindle edition by John Getter. Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets. Use features like bookmarks, note taking and. A great follow-up to John's best-selling Moonwalkers(tm) Volume 1 "To the Moon: Untold Stories of the Space Race" and Moonwalkers(tm) Volume 2 "Space.
He flew with countless astronauts, mission specialists and politicians. He and his photographer helped several astronauts learn how to shoot video in weightlessness before they ventured to space. The crew of the final ill-fated flight of the Challenger considered John a personal friend. He built on these connections to become personally acquainted with every surviving moonwalker and was a major player hosting each of them in the official 20th anniversary celebrations of the Apollo program at Johnson Space Center.
In addition, he covered news based in Washington, D.
Per Hansen marked it as to-read Mar 26, While this book contains some interesting facts about the space race, it's really only good for someone who knows nothing aabout the subject. You could feel the tension of the space race and gain a renewed respect for all of those involved. John is also a private pilot, so he combined his knowledge of aviation with the love of a good story and soon became known as one of the most respected reporters covering exploration. The crew of the final ill-fated flight of the Challenger considered John a personal friend.
He developed and managed plans for construction of what would have been the first dedicated media facility aboard the International Space Station. John has also consulted with major corporations, industry and political leaders on effective communications skills, media understanding and, of course, storytelling.
He now lives in Las Vegas where he enjoys the desert, is very active in rescuing Doberman Pinschers, produces news and television content, consults with clients and still tells stories such as these. Are you an author? Help us improve our Author Pages by updating your bibliography and submitting a new or current image and biography.
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