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The X-15 Rocket Plane: Flying the First Wings into Space (Outward Odyssey: A People's History of Spaceffight) (Outward Odyssey: a People's History of Spaceflight)
The X-15 Rocket Plane: Flying the First Wings into Space (Outward Odyssey: A People's History of Spaceffight) (Outward Odyssey: a People's History of Spaceflight)
by Michelle Evans
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £24.99

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic book!, 13 Sep 2013
This book is a fascinating insight into the X15 rocketplane, which, in my opinion, is every bit as interesting and dramatic as the story of Apollo and the associated space programmes. Like Skylab (another fascinating story which deserves to be more widely known), it tells the story from the human angle. It's particularly interesting to read the recollections of 2of the pilots who moved into the NASA astronaut core (Neil Armstrong and Joe Engle), particularly Joe Engle, who piloted both the X15 and the Space Shuttle (arguably the direct descendant of the X15).

In short, like the other books in the excellent Outward Odyssey series, this is a fantastic and fascinating read, also it is not overloaded with technical detail so it presents the story in a easy to understand way for the non-technically minded (like myself!).


Homesteading Space: The Skylab Story (Outward Odyssey: A People's History of Spaceffight) (Outward Odyssey: a People's History of Spaceflight)
Homesteading Space: The Skylab Story (Outward Odyssey: A People's History of Spaceffight) (Outward Odyssey: a People's History of Spaceflight)
by David Hitt
Edition: Paperback
Price: £14.46

5.0 out of 5 stars remarkable story!, 22 Aug 2013
This is another fantastic book in the 'Outward Odyssey' series. In fact,it is one of my favourite books, period! Being too young to remember the space race (I was just over 2 months old when Gene Cernan and Jack Schmitt walked on the moon during Apollo 17!), I didn't know much about Skylab at all, after reading this book,it is cleat that it was unfairly overshadowed by Apollo. A truly fascinating story, I remember reading somewhere that the late Pete Conrad and Alan Bean both considered Skylab, rather than Apollo 12 as the pinnacle of their NASA careers, I can see why after reading this book! Fantastic book, buy it - you won't regret it!


Realizing Tomorrow: The Path to Private Spaceflight (Outward Odyssey: A People's History of Spaceffight) (Outward Odyssey: a People's History of Spaceflight)
Realizing Tomorrow: The Path to Private Spaceflight (Outward Odyssey: A People's History of Spaceffight) (Outward Odyssey: a People's History of Spaceflight)
by Chris Dubbs
Edition: Paperback

5.0 out of 5 stars great book!, 22 Aug 2013
This is a very interesting book,like all the others from the 'Outward Odyssey' series. This is an area of spaceflight that I knew nothing about (although I remember the negative press that Dennis Tito received at the time of his flight - I remember feeling full of admiration for him and wishing I had $20million myself!). Fascinating reading,anyone who has any interest in spaceflight should buy this book - it is excellent!


Into That Silent Sea: Trailblazers of the Space Era, 1961-1965 (Outward Odyssey: A People's History of Spaceflight)
Into That Silent Sea: Trailblazers of the Space Era, 1961-1965 (Outward Odyssey: A People's History of Spaceflight)
by Francis French
Edition: Paperback
Price: £14.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic book!, 15 Aug 2013
Having read many books related to space, "Into that Silent Sea"offers a different perspective,focusing on the human aspect of space travel. This is one of the best books I've read - if you've any interest in the space race/space travel,buy it - you won't regret it!


Spooks - BBC Series 4 (New Packaging) [DVD]
Spooks - BBC Series 4 (New Packaging) [DVD]
Dvd ~ Khalid Laith
Offered by TIP TOP SELLER
Price: £6.52

3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic!, 12 Jan 2012
Spooks series 4 lives up to the sky-high standards set by the 1st three series. It continues immediately after the end of series 3. Spooks is as gripping and compelling as ever - definetly one of the best programmes the BBC have made in recent years!


ABC Modern Signalling Handbook
ABC Modern Signalling Handbook
by Stanley Hall
Edition: Paperback

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Very useful reference tool, 13 July 2011
This is a very useful reference tool for Rail Professionals (I am training as a train driver), and for anyone who has an interest in the railways. It gives an excellent insight into the way that railway signalling systems work and the history of the development of signalling. It is very well written in "laymans" terms, therefore this is useful as a learning aid (this is the main reason that I purchased it). The size of the book is helpful too (A5) for carrying in a kitbag!

Highly recommended!


The Beyondness of Things
The Beyondness of Things
Price: £13.25

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Album!!, 4 Jun 2011
For someone who hasn't listened to much classical music, I thought that the music of John Barry would be a good introduction. I was familiar with John Barry's music, mainly through the 007 soundtracks (the track 'Flight into Space' from Moonraker is a particular favourite). This album is a fantastic listem, very relaxing without being 'slow', highly reccomended!


The Last Man on the Moon: Astronaut Eugene Cernan and America's Race in Space
The Last Man on the Moon: Astronaut Eugene Cernan and America's Race in Space
by Eugene Cernan
Edition: Hardcover

5.0 out of 5 stars Fascinating insight, 23 Sep 2009
I read some mixed reviews for this book before purchasing, but I have to say that the boook is excellent! Speaking as someone who was less than 3 Months old when Gene Cernan walked on the moon, it is great to be able to read about an undertaking which would be incredible Today, never mind 40 years ago since Apollo 11!

I have always been interested in the moon landings (and all of the other NASA missions as well), but this book helps to get 'behind the scenes' and see it from a different perspective and in much more detail than is possible from watching documentaries on T.V.

Gene Cernan gives a very honest and open account of the ups and downs of being an Astronaut, and it makes for a great read, very hard to put down. You get a sense of what a massive undertakings the moon landings took.

In short, if you are interested in space, buy this book - it is a fantastic read!


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