The Resource The right stuff, Tom Wolfe., (ebook)

The right stuff, Tom Wolfe., (ebook)

Label
The right stuff
Title
The right stuff
Statement of responsibility
Tom Wolfe.
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Men first flew into space in 1961, but until The Right Stuff was first published in 1979 few people had a sense of the most engrossing side of that adventure: namely, the perceptions and goals of the astronauts themselves, aloft and during certain remarkable odysseys on earth. It is this, the inner world of the early astronauts, John Glenn, Alan Shepard, Gus Grissom, and their confreres, that Tom Wolfe describes with his extraordinary powers of empathy. He shows us the bidden olympus to which all ambitious combat and test pilots aspired, the top of the pyramid of the right stuff. And we learn the nature of the ineffable pilot's grace without which all else meant nothing. We see the men whose achievements dominated the flying fraternity in the late 1950's as the space age began, men like Chuck Yeager and Joe Walker, pilots of the first rocket planes, most notably the X-1 and the X-15. The selection of the Mercury astronauts in 1959 shook up the fraternity as thoroughly as had Yeager's breaking of the sound barrier twelve years before. Public excitement and concern over the space race with the Soviets immediately elevated the seven astronauts to the uneasy eminence of heroes, long before their first flight. We see the seven men, in the very moment of their idolization by the outside world, struggling to gain the respect of their peers within the flying fraternity, even to the point of altering NASA's original conception of the astronaut's role in keeping with the unspoken prerequisites of the right stuff. - Author web site
Cataloging source
TEFOD
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Wolfe, Tom
Dewey number
629.4/0973
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3573.O526
LC item number
R54 2008eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Astronautics
  • Astronauts
Label
The right stuff, Tom Wolfe., (ebook)
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Publication
Copyright
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unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The angels -- The right stuff -- Yeager -- The lab rat -- In single combat -- On the balcony -- The Cape -- The thrones -- The vote -- Righteous prayer -- The unscrewable pooch -- The tears -- The operational stuff -- The club -- The high desert
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 352 pages)
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781429961325
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unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Publisher number
EB00102827
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not applicable
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unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
B596BA2D-76D7-42D9-B8EF-73EE807022C2
System control number
  • ocn861511008
  • (OCoLC)861511008
Label
The right stuff, Tom Wolfe., (ebook)
Link
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The angels -- The right stuff -- Yeager -- The lab rat -- In single combat -- On the balcony -- The Cape -- The thrones -- The vote -- Righteous prayer -- The unscrewable pooch -- The tears -- The operational stuff -- The club -- The high desert
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 352 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781429961325
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Publisher number
EB00102827
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
B596BA2D-76D7-42D9-B8EF-73EE807022C2
System control number
  • ocn861511008
  • (OCoLC)861511008

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