Psychology of Space Exploration

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This is one of those books that can appear to be highly specialized and of little interest to anyone who is not a professional working in that discipline. It turns out to be an enjoyable and informative text that is very easy to read and capable of taking the attention of a wide audience. It is difficult to see how any consideration of manned space exploration can be undertaken without having a reliable understanding of the psychology involved.

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Psychology of Space Exploration

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This is one of those books that can appear to be highly specialized and of little interest to anyone who is not a professional working in that discipline. It turns out to be an enjoyable and informative text that is very easy to read and capable of taking the attention of a wide audience. It is difficult to see how any consideration of manned space exploration can be undertaken without having a reliable understanding of the psychology involved.

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Assault on Normandy, Pegasus Bridge

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This DVD follows on nicely from The Glider Pilot Regiment and is presented by the same two presenters. Their experience of battlefield guides and knowledge across the subject makes this an enjoyable and informative DVD. When the British airborne forces were born in the dark days of 1940, the RAF was focused on two battles.

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German Fighter Squadrons

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For non-Germans, the commentary may appear to be rewriting history but it is a German perspective that reflects the attitudes at the time when the original war film was shot. In this DVD the archive film has been well selected and is accompanied by bonus archive films and photo galleries. At the start of WWII, the Luftwaffe was primarily divided into fighter squadrons and into squadrons supporting the German Army. Effort had gone into building bombers that were twin engine tactical machines and single engine dive bombers that could be used as terror bombers on cities, after air superiority had been won by the fighters.

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The Red Baron, Der Rote Baron

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The subject of the documentary is a legend internationally known and one of the few individuals to have achieved this level of celebrity during a bloody war of attrition that saw millions of Europe’s young men slaughtered in the mud and filth of the trench lines. When Richthoven was killed, he was engaged in an aerial fight at less than 100 feet altitude and well within range of light machine guns on the ground.. At the time of his death he was considered by his comrades as invincible and there was reluctance to believe that he could have been destroyed by another fighter pilot.

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