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.
The Metasploit Framework makes discovering, exploiting, and sharing vulnerabilities quick and relatively painless. But while Metasploit is used by security professionals everywhere, the tool can be hard to grasp for first-time users. Metasploit: The Penetration Tester´s Guide fills this gap by teaching you how to harness the Framework and interact with the vibrant community of Metasploit contributors. Once you´ve built your foundation for penetration testing, you ll learn the Framework´s conventions, interfaces, and module system as you launch simulated attacks. You ll move on to advanced penetration testing techniques, including network reconnaissance and enumeration, client-side attacks, wireless attacks, and targeted social-engineering attacks. Learn how to: Find and exploit unmaintained, misconfigured, and unpatched systems Perform reconnaissance and find valuable information about your target Bypass anti-virus technologies and circumvent security controls Integrate Nmap, NeXp
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.
The launch of Sputnik in 1957 not only began the space age, it also showed that Soviet rockets were more powerful than American ones. Within months, the US Air Force hired Rocketdyne for a feasibility study of an engine capable of delivering at least 1 million pounds of thrust. Later, NASA ran the development of this F-1 engine in order to use it to power the first stage of the Saturn V rocket that would send Apollo missions to the Moon. It is no exaggeration to say that without the F-1 engine NASA would not have been able to achieve President Kennedy´s 1961 challenge to his nation to land a man on the Moon before the decade was out.
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.
Learn about landing a Man on the Moon with iMinds insightful audio knowledge series. When the Cold War was at its height in the 1950s and 1960s, the US and Russia were fierce rivals. So, with burgeoning technology making flying safer and easier, these two world powers embarked on a ´´space race” to see who could be the first to launch a rocket into space. On 12 April 1961, Russia won! And the astronaut Yuri Gargarin went down in history as the first person to make it into space. That same year, John F. Kennedy became President of the United States. NASA’s Administrator, James Webb, was like a breath of fresh air for JFK, helping to stir up enthusiasm for an American moon-landing. Through his energy and charisma, he won over not only the President, but industry, academia and Congress as well. Gargarin’s successful launch into space had caused an immense interest in space travel in the American consciousness. With Americans throughout the country in the grips of a space obsession, Congress threw a lot of money in the direction of NASA. Perfect to listen to while commuting, exercising, shopping or cleaning the house.. iMinds brings knowledge to your MP3 with 8 minute information segments to whet your mental appetite and broaden your mind. iMinds offers 12 main categories; become a Generalist by increasing your knowledge of Business, Politics, People, History, Pop Culture, Mystery, Crime, Culture, Religion, Concepts, Science and Sport. Clean and concise, crisp and engaging, discover what you never knew you were missing. iMinds is the knowledge solution for the information age cutting through the white noise to give you quick, accurate knowledge .. Perfect your dinner party conversation, impress your boss - an excellent way to discover topics of interest for the future. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Luca James Lee. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/imnd/000057/bk_imnd_000057_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.