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By Rod Pyle

Award-winning technology author and documentarian Rod Pyle offers an insider's viewpoint at the most original and weird house missions ever devised in and out of NASA. The awesome initiatives defined the following weren't in simple terms flights of fancy dreamed up by means of house fans, yet genuine missions deliberate through prime aeronautical engineers. a few have been designed yet now not equipped; others have been equipped yet now not flown; and some have been flown to failure yet little reported:

A vast rocket that will use atomic bombs as propulsion (never brain the fallout), army bases at the moon which could goal enemies in the world with nuclear guns, a scheme to spray-paint the lenses of Soviet secret agent satellites in house, the rushed Soyuz 1 spacecraft that ended with the dying of its pilot, the near-disaster of the Apollo eleven moon touchdown, the mysterious Russian area go back and forth that flew just once and used to be then scrapped--these are only a few of the unimaginable stories that Pyle has present in as soon as top-secret records in addition to debts that have been easily misplaced for lots of decades.

These tales, complimented through many rarely-seen photographs and illustrations, inform of a time whilst not anything used to be too off-the-wall to be taken heavily, and the race to the moon and the possibility from the Soviet Union trumped all different concerns. Readers might be involved, amused, and occasionally chilled.

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