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The Resource Rocket men : the daring odyssey of Apollo 8 and the astronauts who made man's first journey to the Moon, Robert Kurson

Rocket men : the daring odyssey of Apollo 8 and the astronauts who made man's first journey to the Moon, Robert Kurson

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Rocket men : the daring odyssey of Apollo 8 and the astronauts who made man's first journey to the Moon
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Rocket men
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the daring odyssey of Apollo 8 and the astronauts who made man's first journey to the Moon
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Robert Kurson
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Rocket men
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the daring odyssey of Apollo 8 and the astronauts who made mans first journey to the Moon
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eng
Summary
The inside, lesser-known story of NASA's boldest and riskiest mission: Apollo 8, mankind's first journey to the Moon on Christmas in 1968. A riveting account of three heroic astronauts who took one of the most dangerous space flights ever, from the In early 1968, the Apollo program was on shaky footing. President Kennedy's end-of-decade deadline to put a man on the Moon was in jeopardy, and the Soviets were threatening to pull ahead in the space race. By August 1968, with its back against the wall, NASA decided to scrap its usual methodical approach and shoot for the heavens. With just four months to prepare--a fraction of the normal time--the agency would send the first men in history to the Moon. In a year of historic violence and discord--the Tet offensive, the assassinations of MLK and RFK, the Chicago DNC riots--the Apollo 8 mission was the boldest test of what America could do. With a focus on astronauts Frank Borman, Jim Lovell, and Bill Anders, and their wives and children, this is a vivid, gripping, you-are-there narrative that shows anew the epic danger involved, and the singular bravery it took, for man to leave Earth for the first time--and to arrive at a new world
Summary
Shares the lesser-known inside story of the dangerous <i>Apollo 8</i> mission, focusing in particular on the lives and families of astronaut heroes Frank Borman, Jim Lovell and Bill Anders, while illuminating the political factors that prompted America to risk lives to save the Apollo program and define the space race
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MMI
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629.45/4
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index present
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non fiction
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  • dictionaries
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the daring odyssey of Apollo 8 and the astronauts who made man's first journey to the Moon
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Rocket men : the daring odyssey of Apollo 8 and the astronauts who made man's first journey to the Moon, Robert Kurson
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http://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=257&titleID=3587221
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unknown
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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multicolored
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Contents
Do you want to go to the moon? -- The space race -- A secret plan -- Are you out of your mind? -- Frank Borman -- Just four months -- Jim Lovell -- Pushed to superhuman speeds -- Bill Anders -- How's fifty-fifty? -- My God, we are really doing this -- Leaving home -- A deeply troubled year -- A critical test -- An astronaut in trouble -- Equisphere -- Racing the moon -- Our most ancient companion -- Earthrise -- The Heaven and the Earth -- Aiming for home -- Please be informed-there is a Santa Claus -- Help from an old friend -- The men who saved 1968
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on1018306664
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unknown
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First edition.
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1 online resource.
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online
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9780812988727
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rdamedia.
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302C7E55-CBDA-46FD-B828-CCB10500C1BE
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(OCoLC)1018306664
Label
Rocket men : the daring odyssey of Apollo 8 and the astronauts who made man's first journey to the Moon, Robert Kurson
Link
http://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=257&titleID=3587221
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Do you want to go to the moon? -- The space race -- A secret plan -- Are you out of your mind? -- Frank Borman -- Just four months -- Jim Lovell -- Pushed to superhuman speeds -- Bill Anders -- How's fifty-fifty? -- My God, we are really doing this -- Leaving home -- A deeply troubled year -- A critical test -- An astronaut in trouble -- Equisphere -- Racing the moon -- Our most ancient companion -- Earthrise -- The Heaven and the Earth -- Aiming for home -- Please be informed-there is a Santa Claus -- Help from an old friend -- The men who saved 1968
Control code
on1018306664
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 online resource.
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780812988727
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
302C7E55-CBDA-46FD-B828-CCB10500C1BE
System control number
(OCoLC)1018306664

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