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Destination moon : the Apollo missions in the astronauts' own words

Author: Rod Pyle
Publisher: New York : Harper Collins, 2005.
Series: Smithsonian book
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st US edView all editions and formats
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The Apollo space program was the largest technical undertaking of the twentieth century. In three short years, from 1969-1972, nine missions headed to the moon, and six of them landed men on its surface and safely returned home. Destination Moon tells the significant, spectacular, and intriguing story of the Apollo program through the first-person accounts by the astronauts themselves---both their mission dialog and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Transcripts
History
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Rod Pyle
ISBN: 0060873493 9780060873493 9780060873509 0060873507
OCLC Number: 60798566
Description: 192 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 22 cm.
Contents: Introduction --
The first voyage (Preparing to go) --
Close enough to touch (March 1969: in Earth orbit) --
Apollo 11: footprints (July 20, 1969: the Moon) --
Apollo 12: the lighter side of space (November 1969: Oceanus Procellarum) --
Apollo 13: stranded (55:54:02 mission elapsed time 200,000 miles (321,800 kilometers) from Earth --
Apollo 14:exploring on foot (January, 1971: Kennedy Space Center) --
Apollo 15: the Genesis rock (July 1971: Hadley Rille) --
Apollo 16: the lunar grand prix (April 1972: the Descartes Highlands) --
Apollo 17: the lone scientist (December 1972: Taurus-Littrow) --
The final word (Present day: Earth).
Series Title: Smithsonian book
Responsibility: Rod Pyle.
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The Apollo space program was the largest technical undertaking of the twentieth century. In three short years, from 1969-1972, nine missions headed to the moon, and six of them landed men on its surface and safely returned home. Destination Moon tells the significant, spectacular, and intriguing story of the Apollo program through the first-person accounts by the astronauts themselves---both their mission dialog and retrospective reminiscences---explained and put into context with expert commentary by Rod Pyle. With more than 100 images, some rarely seen, Destination Moon is a whole new look at one of mankind's most extraordinary achievements.--Publisher's description.

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