A Carafe of Red by Gerald Asher

By Gerald Asher

Each wine has a narrative. during this choice of elegantly written essays from the prior thirty years, up to date with a brand new advent and endnotes, well known writer Gerald Asher informs wine fans with insightful, engrossing money owed of wines from Europe and the United States that provide simply as a lot when you easily get pleasure from brilliant evocations of individuals and locations. Asher places wine in its context by means of taking the reader on a sequence of discursive trips that begin with the carafe at his elbow. In his creation, Asher says, “Wine . . . attracts on every little thing and leads everywhere.” even if the topic is a supposedly easy purple wine shared in a Parisian café or a Napa Valley Cabernet tasted with its vintner, each essay in A Carafe of Red is as satisfying because the wines themselves.

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The landing platform was a relatively simple frame on which the pressurized cabin rested and to which the four landing legs were affixed. Numerous designs were considered before the four-leg option was selected. This ensured stability on lunar slopes up to 20 degrees. To prevent the lunar lander from bouncing after touch­ down, four solid-propellant hold-down rockets were ignited at the first indication ofcontact with the lunar surface. These small-thrust engines were pointed upward to keep the lunar lander firmly on the Moon.

Matson. In the summer of1992 he and his friends, Boris and Valentin (who live at Baihonur), visited the various locations (n u m bered on the map above) where pieces ofthe N-1 are now located. Their photos are presented (below). The old Nsl launch. pads are now the Energia-Buran launch pads. [Compare photos #1 and #51. 49) The N-1 "Moon Rocket' -today. (19) Gazebo. Lattice from N-1 stabilizers (9) Solarium {or su n tanning (2 0) first stage protection coverings (10) Assembly building & transporter (1) N-1 "Moon Rochette): on launch complexes) .

1992, pp . 34-37. • V. M . Filin, Recollections ofLunar Ships, Izdatelstvo Kultura, Moscow, 1992. • V. Menshikov,"Test Baikonur",Aviatsiya I Kosmonavtika, Nov. 1992, pp. 39-41. • R. D. Dolgopyatov, "Fourth Start", Aviatsiya I Kosmonavtika, De . 1992, pp . 36-39. • S. H. Shamsutdinov and I. A. Marinin, "The Flight, Not Yet", Aviatsiya I Kosmonavtika, Feb . 1993, pp . 40 -41. • I. Afanasyev, "S u bj ect Moon, After NI-L3", Aviatsiya I Kosmonavtika, Feb. 1993, pp . 42-44. 228-229. • N. P. Kamanin,"Space Diary of a General", Vozdushnyy Trans ­ port, Nos.

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