Bosun’s Chronicle, May 2011

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THE OMNIBUS ISSUE

We’re celebrating ten years of publication! In this issue: we look back at some of the highlights of previous Chronicles; there are TEN great prizes – and an in-depth interview with Julian about CONQUEST. Plus news of some exciting changes coming next month!

1 DISPATCHES
2 CONQUEST INTERVIEW
3 SHIPS
4 PEOPLE
5 PLACES
6 CELEBRATION PUNCH
7 CONTESTS
8 WAY BACK THEN…

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WILL YOU BE ROCKIN’ THE DOCK WITH THE QUO IN COWES?

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For the first time in 20 years, rock legends FRANCIS ROSSI, RICK PARFITT and their band STATUS QUO, comprising keyboard player ANDREW BOWN JOHN ‘RHINO’ EDWARDS (bass) and MATT LETLEY (drums), will be performing on stage on the Isle of Wight at a very special one-night-only concert in Cowes Yacht Haven on Wednesday 3rd August.

Quo are appearing at the inaugural Rockin’ the Dock gig taking place on the stage in Cowes Yacht Haven. The band will perform a full 1.5 hrs set featuring a selection of their famous hits and new material from their latest album.

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Rocket science in plain language, from Haynes

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NASA Space Shuttle

Owners’ Workshop Manual

1981 onwards (all models)

 

Dr David Baker

 

Publication: 7 April 2011

 

Format: Hardback

RRP: £19.99

ISBN: 978 1 84425 866 6

It is 50 years since the first ever manned space mission (12 April 1961) and as the Shuttle makes its final flights before retirement later this year, Haynes has produced a manual for the NASA Space Shuttle.

 

This remarkable machine – part spacecraft, part glider – is the world’s first re-usable space craft, designed not only to conquer the final frontier, but to make it a part of the human realm.

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Book Review – Starman, The Truth Behind The Legend Of Yuri Gagarin

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As we approach the 50th Anniversary, on April 12, of the first space flight with Yuri Gagarin in the capsule, a timely release of a revised and expanded edition of the most authoritive book on his brief life.

This book will be controversial. Of all the words that may be written to mark the fiftieth anniversary of the first recorded human flight beyond Earth’s atmosphere and into space, this book will contain the best researched comment and record of a great historic voyage and of the man who made it. First published in 1998 this book is being released in revised and expanded form. It will be controversial because the Russian space exploration programme was a critical element in the Cold War arms race between the West and the USSR.

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“I see Earth! It is so beautiful!’

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Newly released by Bloomsbury, revised and updated account of Yuri Gagarin.

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29 March 2011
12 April sees the 50th anniversary of Yuri Gagarin’s flight into space, the first human to do so. ESA pays tribute to these five decades of human spaceflight with a collection of articles and interviews on a special website.

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