One of America's first astronauts and the only one of the original seven to fly in all three pioneering space programs - Mercury, Gemini, and Apollo - Wally Schirra inherited a love of flying and spirit of adventure from his World War I-ace father and barnstorming, wing-walking mother. In this revealing autobiography, Schirra takes an inside look at the early days of spaceflight and the men who captured the heart of the nation.They responded crisply to my touch and shut off without any residual motion. I was able to make tiny ... Over the Canary Islands I tried the manual-proportional control mode, a mechanical system, and I found it sloppy. It tended to overshoot.
|Author||:||Wally Schirra, Richard N. Billings|
|Publisher||:||Naval Institute Press - 1988|