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Title:
Rocket men : the daring odyssey of Apollo 8 and the astronauts who made man's first journey to the Moon
Author:
Kurson, Robert, author.
Personal Author:
Edition:
First Edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Random House, [2018]
Physical Description:
x, 372 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm
Summary:
Shares the inside story of the dangerous Apollo 8 mission, focusing on the lives of astronaut heroes Frank Borman, Jim Lovell, and Bill Anders, while illuminating the political factors that prompted the decision to risk lives to save the Apollo program and define the space race.
Language:
English
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 -- Equigravisphere -- 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 -- Epilogue -- Diagram of Apollo 8.
ISBN:
9780812988703
Format :
Book