Preparing for Apollo

  • David J. Shayler
  • Colin Burgess
Part of the Springer Praxis Books book series (PRAXIS)


As NASA’s latest astronauts began arriving in Houston, the focus at the Manned Spacecraft Center (MSC), in nearby Clear Lake, was on completing the current two-man Gemini program, with over a third of the scheduled ten manned missions still to fly. Although the fifth group of astronauts had been chosen to crew missions beyond the Gemini program, the ‘19’ would monitor the final Gemini missions and the early flights of the Apollo program, as part of a year of academic, general and scientific training, to help prepare them for their first crew assignments.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • David J. Shayler
    • 1
  • Colin Burgess
    • 2
  1. 1.Astronautical HistorianAstro Info Service LtdHalesowenUK
  2. 2.BangorAustralia

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