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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
Title
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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Language
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. 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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Tone
Writing style
Biography type
contains biographical information
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10638378
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
629.45/4
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
TL789.8.U6
LC item number
A5438 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
Target audience
adult
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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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Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 354-356) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Prologue: Countdown -- 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
Control code
21293761
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
x, 372 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780812988703
Lccn
2017009386
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
(DLC)BK0021097876
Label
Rocket men : the daring odyssey of Apollo 8 and the astronauts who made man's first journey to the Moon, Robert Kurson
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 354-356) 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
Contents
Prologue: Countdown -- 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
Control code
21293761
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
x, 372 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780812988703
Lccn
2017009386
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
(DLC)BK0021097876

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