Rocketman: astronaut Pete Conrad's incredible ride to the moon and beyond

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New American Library,
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[2005]
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English
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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, Rocketmanis 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.
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ils:.b25728477BookBooksEnglishNew American Library, [2005]xiv, 301 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
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subject_facetAstronauts -- United States -- Biography
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Conrad, Pete, -- 1930-1999
title_displayRocketman : astronaut Pete Conrad's incredible ride to the moon and beyond
title_fullRocketman : astronaut Pete Conrad's incredible ride to the moon and beyond / Nancy Conrad and Howard A. Klausner ; introduction by Buzz Aldrin
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