Title: Rocket Man, Astronaut Pete Conrad's ...
Publisher: New American Library, NY, 2005 1st Edition, 1st Printing
Publication Date: 2005
Book Condition: Near Fine
Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good
Edition: 1st Edition
Near Fine paper over board hardback, VG DJ. Cover with a little edge and corner wear. DJ has some edge wear, some scuffs. Binding titht. End papers and pp are Fine, look unused. 8vo, 301 pp with illustrations, appendix and index. ISBN# 0-451-2109-5. Bookseller Inventory # 3694
Synopsis: He was the third man to walk on the moon. And the first to dance on it.
For Pete Conrad, it was all about the ride. Nicknamed the Comeback Kid, he survived his family's financial hardships, overcame dyslexia, landed a Navy scholarship to Princeton, and became one of the country's elite test pilots. Never the squeaky clean NASA poster boy, he famously bounced himself out of the Mercury Program but came roaring back to fly two Gemini missions, walk on the moon as Commander of Apollo 12, command the first Skylab, and work to develop the first re-usable commercial rocket-logging more time in space than all the original astronauts combined. Based on interviews conducted with Conrad by his wife before his untimely death, Rocketman is the amazing-but-true, surprisingly candid insider's view of the greatest ride in history, America's glorious race to the stars, as seen through the eyes of the real Space Cowboy: Pete Conrad, the Rocketman.
About the Author:
Nancy Conrad was married to Pete Conrad for the last ten years of his life. A writer, artists' representative, and interior designer, she co-founded Universal Space Networks (with her late husband), and the Community Emergency Healthcare Initiative, to prevent injuries and deaths occurring from medical error in emergency rooms.
Howard A. Klausner wrote the screenplay for Space Cowboys, starring Clint Eastwood and Tommy Lee Jones.
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