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Mission control, this is Apollo : the story of the first voyages to the moon
Chaikin, Andrew, 1956-
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Publication Information:
New York : Viking, [2009]

Physical Description:
114 pages : color illustrations ; 30 cm
July 20, 1969, marked one of the climactic moments in our history, the day Apollo 11 landed on the moon. But it is only one piece of a magnificent story. Mission Control, This Is Apollo, by the acclaimed Andrew Chaikin recounts space history from the Mercury missions through Apollo 17 and beyond. It is illustrated with stunning full-color paintings by astronaut Alan Bean, who walked on the moon with Pete Conrad on Apollo 12 and has devoted his post-NASA life to creating art. Handsome, informative, and dramatic, this is no textbook, it is the tale of humankind's greatest adventure in the last frontier: space.
Sites of the Apollo Moon landings -- Apollo 101: a quick review -- A word for the artist -- Introduction: who were the astronauts? -- Apollo One -- Apollo Seven: when you gotta go, you gotta go -- Apollo Eight: all this and turkey too -- Apollo Nine: the dark side of zero-G -- Apollo Ten: the Moon rocket -- Apollo Eleven: the group brain -- Apollo Twelve: clothes make the Moonwalker -- Apollo Thirteen: a last-minute swap -- Apollo Fourteen: lunar germs? -- Apollo Fifteen: live from the Moon -- Apollo Sixteen: left behind -- Apollo Seventeen: the Moon rocks (and what happened to them after they got to earth) -- Epilogue -- About the paintings -- Write stuff: how we wrote this book -- On research and sources -- Index.
Reading Level:
1150 Lexile.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR MG 8.0 5.0 130114.

Reading Counts RC 6-8 11. 9 Quiz: 47172.
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