Kennedy Space Center Launch Co, Launch Complex 39 (Lc-39) is a rocket launch site at the John F. Kennedy Space Center on Merritt Island in Florida, Usa. The site and its collection of facilities were originally built for the Apollo program, and later modi
For 25 years William Noonan and John F. Kennedy, Jr. were best friends. Sharing an adolescence in Hyannisport, Massachusetts, the two frequented beach bonfires and the Monday-night yacht-club dances, took road trips, shared albums, sneaked cigarettes on the widow’s walk of John’s house, and scored beer together. And as they grew older, John and Billy never lost the connection they forged in the Kennedy compound as two young boys who had both tragically lost their fathers. A humble and touching memoir, Forever Young uncovers the private John F. Kennedy, Jr from the matchless vantage point of a longtime childhood friend. Forever Young ispacked with never revealed details of John and Carolyn Bessette’s courtship and wedding, the launch of George, John’s unusually close relationship with his mother Jackie, and the heartbreaking aftermath of the plane crash off Martha’s Vineyard that killed John, Carolyn, and Carolyn’s sister. Noonan also shares the more ribald episodes, including John’s many famous conquests, skirmishes with paparazzi, and his stint as People’s ´´Sexiest Man Alive.” The definitive story of the son of Camelot, Forever Young is a touching and revelatory tribute to a friendship between two men—and a life cut devastatingly short. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Adam Grupper. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/reco/004001/bk_reco_004001_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Space Shuttle STS-1 – teilweise wiederverwendbar Der erste Start eines Space Shuttles, der Start in eine neue Ära der wiederverwendbaren Raumschiffe. Na, immerhin findet die Booster-Technik noch Verwendung beim kommenden Space Launch System. Online-Inhalt SPACE-Moments sind online verfügbare Eindrücke und Meilensteine des Weltraumzeitalters, die durch einen QR-Code mit einem realen Ding verbunden sind. So haben Sie die faszinierendsten Momente stets in Griffweite. Als Erinnerung, zum spontanen Teilen und als willkommenes Geschenk für Raumfahrtfreunde. Dieses qrDing ist gleichzeitig der Schlüssel zu 7 weiteren Sternstunden der Raumfahrt. Objekt Für die perfekte Landung auf allen metallischen Oberflächen. Wir verwenden nur hochwertige Schultafel-Magnetfolie „Made in Germany´´. Maße 70x70 mm, 0,8mm stark
Central Instrumentation Facili, The Central Instrumentation Facility (Cif) is the core of instrumentation and data processing operations at NASA´s John F. Kennedy Space Center, Florida supporting KSC´s space launch responsibilities. It centralizes the han
Jungle Mystery 1969 - Something mysterious is happening in the depths of the Yucatan jungle and Miles Drake, aka Captain Action, has been sent to investigate. His superiors believe their main nemesis, the alien criminal known as Dr. Evil is hunting something called the Sky Rock, a supposed fallen meteor possessing strange energies. But as soon as Drake arrives on the site, he´s met with two other unexpected characters that may or may not be involved with Evil´s nefarious plans. One of these is a beautiful female Mexican agent named Selena Rubio, whereas the other is a strange masked figure woven from local Mayan myths called the Gibbon, the Protector of the Jungle. Whose side are they on and how does Evil´s actual scheme involve the forthcoming Cape Kennedy space rocket launch? The deeper Captain Action delves into the affair, the more dangerous it becomes with death awaiting him at every twist and turn along this deadly verdant path. Writers Jim Beard and Barry Reese weave a fast- paced, new pulp thriller filled with action galore, exotic locales and larger than life characters to offer up a great new chapter in the exploits of one of the most iconic heroes of the 1960s, Captain Action. Miles Drake is his name but Action is his game! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Roberto Scarlato. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/111703/bk_acx0_111703_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Jonathan Ward takes the reader deep into the facilities at Kennedy Space Center to describe NASA´s first computer systems used for spacecraft and rocket checkout and explain how tests and launches proceeded. Descriptions of early operations include a harrowing account of the heroic efforts of pad workers during the Apollo 1 fire. A companion to the author´s book Countdown to a Moon Launch: Preparing Apollo for Its Historic Journey , this explores every facet of the facilities that served as the base for the Apollo/Saturn missions. Hundreds of illustrations complement the firsthand accounts of more than 70 Apollo program managers and engineers. The era of the Apollo/Saturn missions was perhaps the most exciting period in American space exploration history. Cape Canaveral and Kennedy Space Center were buzzing with activity. Thousands of workers came to town to build the facilities and launch the missions needed to put an American on the Moon before the end of the decade. Work at KSC involved much more than just launching rockets. It was a place like none other on Earth. Technicians performed intricate operations, and hazards abounded everywhere, including lightning, fire, highly-toxic fuels, snakes, heat, explosives, LOX spills, and even plutonium. The reward for months of 7-day workweeks under intense pressure was witnessing a Saturn V at liftoff. For anyone who ever wished they had worked at Kennedy Space Center during the Apollo era, this book is the next best thing. The only thing missing is the smell of rocket fuel in the morning.
In the decades after the Apollo program, American space shuttles flew over 130 missions and successfully completed over 98 percent of them, but unfortunately, the two most famous missions were the ones that ended tragically aboard the Challenger and Columbia. The Space Shuttle Challenger was the most heavily used space shuttle in the three years it was operational, carrying the first minority astronaut and woman astronaut into space. Challenger was also the first space shuttle to complete a landing at night. On the morning of January 28, 1986, the Space Shuttle Challenger launched for the 10th time, beginning mission STS-51-L. Space shuttles had already successfully completed 24 missions, and no American spacecraft had ever failed to reach orbit during an official mission. On this mission, the Challenger was carrying a satellite for the Tracking and Data Relay Satellites system, which was to be deployed in orbit. The crew included Ronald McNair, who had already been the second African-American in space, and Ellison Onizuka, who had already been the first Asian-American astronaut in space. But the highlight of the mission was to be the ´´NASA Teacher in Space Project,´´ in which a civilian teacher would give teaching lessons to his or her class while onboard the space shuttle. The winner of the competition was Christa McAuliffe, a high school teacher in Concord, New Hampshire, who wrote a winning essay and had to undergo a year of astronaut training before that fateful day. That morning, many spectators came to the Kennedy Space Center to watch the launch. Several news networks were carrying live broadcasts of the launch, including live shots of McAuliffe´s parents as they watched the Challenger liftoff. Mission Control´s transmissions to the Challenger were being blared over loudspeakers to give spectators a play-by-play of the shuttle´s ascent. Ascent seemed to be going normally during the first minute, but about 75 seconds ... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Colin Fluxman. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/085662/bk_acx0_085662_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Random House presents the unabridged downloadable audiobook edition of Middle School: Dog´s Best Friend by James Patterson, narrated by Bryan Kennedy. It´s a dog-eat-dog world, and Rafe Khatchadorian is just trying to live in it. Life in middle school is finally starting to seem bearable - until Rafe spots his grandmother standing in the free-meal line at the local soup kitchen. To help earn some money for the family, Rafe concocts a brilliant plan - a dog-walking business that soon turns into a huge money-making neighbourhood empire. He´ll even have extra cash to buy his own WormHole Deluxe Multi-Platform GameBox! That is, until two terrible twins launch the Great Dog War by sabotaging Rafe´s flyers and stealing his customers. Plus, his bratty kid sister, Georgia, has skipped a grade - so now she´s in all of Rafe´s classes. Throw a kid a bone! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Bryan Kennedy. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rhuk/002623/bk_rhuk_002623_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
No one’s mourning the death of Cuba’s dictator, Fidel Castro. His heirs, including daughter Carla, are jockeying for power. Guerrilla rebels threaten to topple the teetering government. But there’s more at stake than just the island nation. Il Jeffe’s legacy includes a long-hidden atomic missile, left over from the Kennedy-era Bay of Pigs crisis - which guerrilla leaders threaten to use against any American interference. Ace pilot Marine Lt. Edward Garcia is tasked to find the launch site. His Cuban-American background and flying skills makes him the perfect man for the job - especially when it appears the only thing preventing American annihilation is a nearly impossible air strike to take out the missile. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Todd McLaren. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/008132/bk_adbl_008132_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Nicola Bryant reads an intriguing adventure for the Twelfth Doctor - as played on TV by Peter Capaldi. At Kennedy Space Centre, in 2060, the Doctor meets Amber Lewis. Both are there to observe the launch of Earth´s very first off-world colony ship, as it heads for Jupiter´s sixth moon. But to everyone´s surprise it seems that somebody has reached Europa before them. The figure is oddly familiar to the Doctor and Amber in particular.... So begins the adventure of a lifetime for Amber, as she journeys in the TARDIS to set foot on a distant moon. Events take a bizarre turn when she and the Doctor apparently witness celebrity figures wandering freely on the rocky surface. A sinister presence lurks behind the apparitions, and Amber is about to fall into its clutches. An alien base, a stranded abductee and a group of sinister ´Icemen´ all add up to trouble for the Doctor. Can he rescue his new friend and avert disaster on humanity´s new frontier? Nicola Bryant, who played the Doctor´s companion Peri in Doctor Who in the 1980s, reads this original audiobook by Steve Lyons, based on the hit BBC TV series. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Nicola Bryant. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rhuk/002893/bk_rhuk_002893_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.