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Rocket men : the daring odyssey of Apollo 8 and the astronauts who made man's first journey to the moon
Rocket men : the daring odyssey of Apollo 8 and the astronauts who made man's first journey to the moon
Kurson, Robert2018
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Drawn from hundreds of hours of one-on-one interviews with the astronauts, their loved ones, NASA personnel, and myriad experts, and filled with vivid and unforgettable detail, Rocket Men is the definitive account of one of America's finest hours that reads like a real-life thriller. In these pages, Kurson reveals the epic dangers involved, and the singular bravery it took, for mankind to leave Earth for the first time-and arrive at a new world.
Imprint:
Melbourne ; London : Scribe, 2018.
Collation:
372 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (black and white, and colour), portraits ; 24 cm.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references (pages [351]-356) and index.
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.
ISBN:
97819116171059781925322880
Dewey class:
629.454
Language:
English
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