By Jonathan Fenby

The gripping, behind-the-scenes, actual account of a severe time in smooth heritage, delivered to new existence throughout the bills of 3 awesome males at its middle.

The historical past of the second one international struggle is sometimes advised via its decisive battles and campaigns. yet in the back of front strains, at the back of even the command facilities of Allied generals and armed forces planners, a distinct point of strategic considering was once occurring. during the warfare, Winston Churchill, Franklin D. Roosevelt, and Joseph Stalin—the “Big Three”—met in a number of diversifications and destinations to hash out how one can defeat Nazi Germany. And, simply as very important, to figure out the form of the postwar international.

Focusing at the riveting interaction among those 3 larger-than-life personalities, Jonathan Fenby’s brilliant narrative levels from the good meetings at Tehran and Yalta to a mystery shipboard assembly in a abandoned Newfoundland cove, from late-night vodka-fueled periods within the Kremlin to summer time picnics on the presidential property. via a wealthy collection of unique files, telling anecdotes, and distinct personality photos, we learn the way this amazing alliance used to be built and maintained, and the way it eventually crumbled, introducing the realm to a brand new form of “cold” battle.

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3. Rescue Mission in Space: The Hubble Space Telescope, NOVA Adventures in Science, 1994 (video). 4. Scott and Miller, p. 48. 5. NOVA video. 6. Scott and Miller, p. 51. 7. , pp. 52–53. 8. , p. 53. 9. Ibid. 10. NOVA video. 11. Jay Barbree and Martin Caidin, A Journey Through Time: Exploring the Universe With the Hubble Space Telescope (New York: Penguin Books, 1995), p. xiv. 12. Scott and Miller, p. 55. 13. NOVA video. Chapter 3. Hubble’s Second Chance 1. Carolyn Collins Petersen and John C. Brandt, Hubble Vision: Astronomy With the Hubble Space Telescope (New York: Cambridge University Press, 1995), pp.

Musgrave’s spacewalking partner would be mission specialist Jeffrey Hoffman. ” Thornton. All four had conducted spacewalks on previous missions. Image Credit: STScI / NASA The team of astronauts chosen for the daring repair mission had to undergo extensive training. In this photo, astronauts Steven Smith and John Grunsfeld train in the Goddard Space Flight Center, working on a backup of an electrical section of Hubble for a servicing mission in 1999. The astronauts are wearing special suits to protect the sensitive equipment from particles that could interfere with its performance.

The third spacewalk was an important one. The task for Musgrave and Hoffman this time was to replace the Wide Field Planetary Camera, or WF/PC, with an improved version called WF/PC 2. This was probably the most delicate operation of the mission. Hoffman held the large camera in his hands as he stood at the end of the robotic arm. He had to hold the camera very steady while Musgrave carefully removed the protective cover from the mirror. The mirror of the new camera was just several inches from the faceplate of Musgrave’s helmet.

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