Friday, December 23, 2005

"The Real Space Cowboys" Pen Non-Fiction Tome

Wernher von Braun's former colleague, and founder of Space Camp, Ed Buckbee and one of the original seven Mercury astronauts, Wally Schirra, have written a new book called "The Real Space Cowboys" detailing, among other things, the early days of NASA and the US Space Program as well as experiences working directly with von Braun.
Schirra was the only astronaut to fly in all three spacecraft: Mercury, Gemini and Apollo. He was also apparently quite the practical joker among the astronaut corp.

Recently, Buckbee, who is credited with influencing more than 500,000 students and teachers from 70 countries with his various Space-themed educational programs, granted an enlightening interview to Dr. David Livingston at The Space Show. An audio file of the entire interview is available here.

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