Apollo Pilot: The Memoir of Astronaut Donn Eisele (Outward by Donn Eisele,Francis French,Susan Eisele Black

By Donn Eisele,Francis French,Susan Eisele Black

In October 1968 Donn Eisele flew with fellow astronauts Walt Cunningham and Wally Schirra into Earth orbit in Apollo 7. the 1st manned venture within the Apollo application and the 1st manned flight after a hearth in the course of a release pad try killed 3 astronauts in early 1967, Apollo 7 helped restart NASA’s manned-spaceflight program.

identified to many as a goofy, lighthearted prankster, Eisele labored his manner from the U.S. Naval Academy to check pilot institution after which into the choose ranks of America’s prestigious astronaut corps. He was once initially at the staff of Apollo 1 earlier than being changed as a result of damage. After that workforce died in a bad fireplace, Eisele used to be at the team chosen to come back americans to house. regardless of the good fortune of Apollo 7, Eisele by no means flew in house back, as divorce and a testy group commander resulted in the 3 astronauts being classified as troublemakers.
Unbeknownst to everybody, after his retirement as a technical assistant for manned spaceflight at NASA’s Langley study heart in 1972, Eisele wrote intimately approximately his years within the air strength and his time within the Apollo application. lengthy after his demise, Francis French stumbled on Eisele’s unpublished memoir, and Susie Eisele Black (Donn’s widow) allowed French entry to her overdue husband’s NASA documents and private results. Readers can now event an Apollo tale they assumed may by no means be written in addition to the tale at the back of its discovery.

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