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The Resource Apollo 8 : the thrilling story of the first mission to the Moon, Jeffrey Kluger

Apollo 8 : the thrilling story of the first mission to the Moon, Jeffrey Kluger

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Apollo 8 : the thrilling story of the first mission to the Moon
Title
Apollo 8
Title remainder
the thrilling story of the first mission to the Moon
Statement of responsibility
Jeffrey Kluger
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In August 1968, NASA made a bold decision: in just sixteen weeks, the United States would launch humankind's first flight to the moon. Only the year before, three astronauts had burned to death in their spacecraft, and since then the Apollo program had suffered one setback after another. Meanwhile, the Russians were winning the space race, the Cold War was getting hotter by the month, and President Kennedy's promise to put a man on the moon by the end of the decade seemed sure to be broken. But when Frank Borman, Jim Lovell, and Bill Anders were summoned to a secret meeting and told of the dangerous mission, they instantly signed on. Written with all the color and verve of the best narrative nonfiction, Apollo 8 takes us from Mission Control to the astronauts' homes, from the test labs to the launchpad. The race to prepare an untested rocket for an unprecedented journey paves the way for the hair-raising trip to the moon. Then, on Christmas Day, a nation that has suffered a horrendous year of assassinations and war is heartened by an inspiring message from the trio of astronauts in lunar orbit. And when the mission is over -- after the first view of the far side of the moon, the first earthrise, and the first reentry through the Earth's atmosphere following a flight to deep space -- the impossible dream of walking on the moon suddenly seems within reach
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
629.45/4
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
TL789.8.U6
LC item number
A54325 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Apollo 8 : the thrilling story of the first mission to the Moon, Jeffrey Kluger
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 289-292) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
307 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of pictures
Isbn
9781627798327
Lccn
2016046157
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color)
System control number
ocn960762391
Label
Apollo 8 : the thrilling story of the first mission to the Moon, Jeffrey Kluger
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 289-292) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
307 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of pictures
Isbn
9781627798327
Lccn
2016046157
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color)
System control number
ocn960762391

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