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Liftoff

Author: Rick Searfoss
Publisher: Morgan James Publishing
ISBN: 1630476633
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Learn and apply scores of practical, empowering, and career-boosting leadership keys from a truly out-of-this-world leader and astronaut. You should feel the “need to lead!” In today’s business world, our teams face daunting challenges in producing real results supporting a greater purpose. Your company, team, community, and family count on you to exercise meaningful, execution-oriented leadership. If you do, you will succeed in your Missions that Matter. As a leader in the dynamic, stressful, and sometimes dangerous endeavor of human space exploration, Astronaut Rick Searfoss has had many unique experiences. However, the success principles he applied in commanding the most complex and successful human space research mission ever are universal. They apply to any venture. The inspiration for "Liftoff" came when Colonel Searfoss met Dr. Stephen R. Covey, author of The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, who counseled, “You’ve got over twenty-five years of experience in what American businesses need more than anything else: leadership and teamwork. Share it.” Since then, Colonel Searfoss has done just that, as a noted leadership speaker and consultant. "Liftoff" shares the keen insights of an astronaut commander leading the way. It will enable you to: Employ a proven, balanced-leadership model in support of a greater purpose. Drive stellar operational results with a comprehensive, objective-centric execution system. Apply a countdown of twelve purposeful performance principles for outstanding outcomes. Strengthen your ability to lead and perform at the front lines to achieve mission success. The author also shares a myriad of thrilling, inspiring, and relevant stories, told from the extraordinary perspective of one of a mere handful of humans who’ve ever been in space. Should you launch your leadership to the highest level possible? Absolutely, so let’s “light this candle” and lift off to success!

The Great Reflector

Author: Sagan James
Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc
ISBN: 1329051483
Size: 20.80 MB
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The Great Reflector is a mystery about a brilliant young man trying to answer life's great questions: why are we here, can we really know about afterlife, can human beings someday live on indefinitely, and can we someday take control of life's random life-changing events. It is also about the surprising murder of his mother and how this brilliant young man is able to learn more about his mother's murder. Integral to trying to answer life’s great questions, The Great Reflector is also about cautiously distinguishing between proclaimed truth and proven truth. The story is formed around an interweaving of well chronicled leading edge scientific topics and a proposed but difficult to discount relationship between humankind and the rest of the universe.

Calculated Risk

Author: George Leopold
Publisher: Purdue University Press
ISBN: 1557538298
Size: 43.75 MB
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Unlike other American astronauts, Virgil I. "Gus" Grissom never had the chance to publish his memoirs save for an account of his role in the Gemini program before the tragic launch pad fire on January 27, 1967, which took his life and those of Edward White and Roger Chaffee. The international prestige of winning the Moon Race cannot be understated, and Grissom played a pivotal and enduring role in securing that legacy for the United States. Indeed, Grissom was first and foremost a Cold Warrior, a member of the first group of Mercury astronauts whose goal it was to beat the Soviet Union to the moon. Drawing on extensive interviews with fellow astronauts, NASA engineers, family members, and friends of Gus Grissom, George Leopold delivers a comprehensive survey of Grissom's life that places his career in the context of the Cold War and the history of human spaceflight. Calculated Risk: The Supersonic Life and Times of Gus Grissom adds significantly to our understanding of that tumultuous period in American history. --Publisher.

Apollo

Author: David West Reynolds
Publisher: Zenith Imprint
ISBN: 0760344523
Size: 45.16 MB
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Provides historical context to the beginning of the United States space program and how it ultimately achieved its goal of landing a man on the moon.