Growing Up With Spaceflight
Parts I and II – Project Apollo
by Wes Oleszewski

Some people were on the inside of America’s space program hands-on, steeped in the technology and making history on a daily basis…

The rest of us had to watch it on TV.

Within these pages you will find the true story of an average American kid who was lucky enough to have grown up during the first decades of the United States space program, Garnished with some interesting technical facts about the hardware and methods used to get men to the moon, his story may also be your story. If, however, you are someone who was too young to remember those days or you had not yet been hatched, you may find this book to be a fun peek into what it was like to be captivated by America’s space program and transformed from a casual observer into a raving space-buff in the days when huge Saturn V rockets thundered from the Florida coast and sent men to the Moon.

Above all, this book is intended to be pleasure reading. Yes, you will find facts and details about the space program, but along the way you will have a snicker or two. Let this book be your personal time machine and it will take you back to one of the most exciting periods in history.

Soft Cover; 238 pages.

Part1 Apollo I -XXII
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Part 2 Apollo XXIV –
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Lost Spacecraft
The Search For Liberty Bell 7
by Curt Newport
Describes the exploration of two unique and dangerous environments – space and underwater – and how the paths of two men, one living and one dead, crossed in the recovery of the Liberty Bell 7 spacecraft. “Lost Spacecraft” focuses on two periods, one beginning in 1959, the other in 1985, interweaving the stories of Project Mercury, Gus Grissom and his ill-fated Mercury flight, on-going developments in deep ocean exploration, and Curt Newport’s 14-year obsession to raise the sunken space-age Titanic from the depths of the Atlantic Ocean.

Also told is how Newport’s team, against staggering odds, managed to find the phone-booth sized space vehicle during his harrowing 1999 expedition, only to see their recovery vehicle and Liberty Bell 7 ripped from their grasp by the forces of nature. Newport later recovered Liberty Bell 7 during what remains the deepest commercial salvage operation in history, returning Grissom’s craft to Cape Canaveral, Florida thirty eight years to the day after Grissom blasted off his tiny launch pad. However, the prevalent theme running through “Lost Spacecraft” is how simple luck almost rivals technical ability when exploring any deadly environment, whether it be the silent void of low-Earth orbit or the crushing cold of the abyss.

“…an interesting contribution to both the history of manned space flight and modern ocean salvage techniques…” – CHOICE