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Ambassadors from Earth, New book about the early days of unmanned space exploration
Jay Gallentine
post Sep 12 2009, 01:00 AM
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Hello Folks,

I am pleased to announce the general availability of "Ambassadors from Earth". This is a nontechnical and lighthearted review of the early and often left-footed days of unmanned space exploration. It covers Sputnik I through the Voyager 2 Neptune Encounter.

I have to offer many original interviews, including James Van Allen, George Ludwig, Jim Burke, Charley Kohlhase, Bud Schurmeier, and Charles Sonett, among others. I have many previously unpublished pictures. I have excerpts of Ludwig's personal journal from the Explorer I-IV days, never seen in print before now. I also offer an in-depth examination of the whole "Flandro/Minovitch" controversy, including original interviews with both of those gentlemen.

You can find out more at:
http://www.nebraskapress.unl.edu/product/A...rth,674133.aspx

For part of the last five years, I've wondered if it would stand the test of the UMSF'ers. Please let me know what you think!


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Jay Gallentine
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post Sep 12 2009, 08:23 AM
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Congrats Jay on a superb book, in fact the fifth book in the Outward Odyssey – A People’s History of Spaceflight series ...
Looking forward to my copie and it's great to know that a follow-up book on post-1977 unmanned spaceflight missions is already in works cool.gif
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post Sep 15 2009, 02:53 PM
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Got it in the mail today ... guess that will add a few more days where no work gets done rolleyes.gif


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Jay Gallentine
post Sep 15 2009, 05:12 PM
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Hello Daniel, many sincere thanks for your interest in this book. Do let me/us know if you have any comments or concerns!

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post Sep 18 2009, 06:24 AM
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Hi Jay. I certainly will ... just need to find some time to read the book first rolleyes.gif


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post Sep 21 2009, 07:59 PM
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My copy arrived today, it looks like a great and fun read from a quick flip through smile.gif


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post Sep 22 2009, 07:47 PM
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Just got back from vacation, and my copy was waiting in the mailbox...looks like it's chock full o' goodies, looking forward to a good read!


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post Sep 24 2009, 03:10 PM
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Good EDL here as well, great to hold this great volume for which we have been waiting so long. Congratulations Jay!


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post Sep 24 2009, 05:27 PM
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My copy landed here in France today. It looks like a very nice book, and from what I remember from the drafts, it should be a great read too! I will read it as soon as I finish the one I am reading now (a very nice French biography of Leverrier)


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post Sep 25 2009, 12:14 PM
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Great to hear your copies have landed, and Philip thanks for the fun picture.

Sure hope you enjoy!
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post Sep 28 2009, 01:16 AM
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Just wanted to say that I'm 75% through it....great behind-the-scenes stories, Jay, extremely illuminating! Lots of "ah-ha!" moments, terrific context for understanding the history of the early days of UMSF.


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post Sep 28 2009, 02:18 AM
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nprev, thanks so much for weighing in with your comments. I'm so glad to hear that you are enjoying the read!

Favorite part so far?

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post Sep 28 2009, 02:38 AM
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Korolev's saga is fascinating, probably because I knew very little about him. The story of Ranger is comi-tragic, and the overall US turf wars of the time clearly set a number of precedents that still hold true today... rolleyes.gif (I know several people who really need to read this book.)


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post Sep 28 2009, 03:31 AM
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Very interesting to hear your comments nprev; thanks much.

The story of Ranger just keeps going and going - I had to cut out approximately 30% of what I originally drafted up on it. Could be a whole book just by itself. The saga would make a great movie. It's got politics, personalities, drama, and adventure. Thankfully, Burke and Schurmeier are still around and were happy to talk about it. I would have loved to get Oran Nicks' perspective, but I think Charles Sonett more than covered the Nicks-ian view of things.

Here's hoping the last 25% is also interesting to you!
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I just ordered my copy today and look forward to reading it.
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