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By Charles Murray, Catherine Bly Cox

ISBN-10: 0976000806

ISBN-13: 9780976000808

Out of print for fifteen years, this is often the vintage account of the way the USA acquired to the moon. it's a publication in case you have been a part of Apollo and wish to recapture the adventure and for these of a brand new iteration who need to know the way it was once performed. it's an opinon shared by means of many Apollo veterans. Republished in 2004 with a brand new Foreword by way of the authors.

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It seems to differ entirely from ... " While the Peales evidently valued the velocipede primarily as a recreati0nal tool, they also gave some thought to its practical possibilities. That summer, the elder Peale n0ted that Franklin had used his new mount to visit a friend some distance away, taking three-quarters of an hour. " Local officials, however, took a dim view of the velocipede. In June, one rider who dared to stray onto the smooth sidewalks was fined three dollars, a harsh retribution that stifled local use 0f the velocipede on public streets.

A few years earlier, Peale displayed his own velocipede to the delight of curious crowds. and half minutes. " The journalist finally managed t0 catch up with the fleeter vel0cipede, but only after Franklin came to a complete halt. Peering through the dense crowd that had encircled the novelty, the j0urnalist studied its form. "It seems to differ entirely from ... " While the Peales evidently valued the velocipede primarily as a recreati0nal tool, they also gave some thought to its practical possibilities.

Even the velocipede designers themselves, it seems, were uncertain. Noted one contributor in 1839, "We occasionally meet with some one of these numerous contrivances for aiding and extending the locomotive powers of man, wending their solitary way through unfrequented roads . . " But, he cautioned, "to imagine they can ever be made extensively or usefully ... " Yet to many, even a satisfying recreational vehicle seemed hopelessly out of reach. In the 1830s, more than a decade after the demise of the draisine, velocipede designers were still at an apparent standstill.

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