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Powering Apollo : James E. Webb of NASA

Author: W Henry Lambright
Publisher: Baltimore : The Johns Hopkins University Press, 1995.
Series: New series in NASA history.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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When President Kennedy issued his well-known challenge to reach the moon and return safely before the end of the 1960s, the immediate responsibility for undertaking the task fell to the 54-year-old director of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, James E. Webb. Eight years later, when the Apollo II spacecraft splashed down safely in the Pacific and the screens in NASA's Mission Control at Houston  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Lambright, W. Henry, 1939-
Powering Apollo.
Baltimore : The John Hopkins University Press, 1995
(OCoLC)624407788
Named Person: James E Webb; James Edwin Webb; James E Webb
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: W Henry Lambright
ISBN: 0801849020 9780801849022
OCLC Number: 30780963
Description: xi, 271 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: 1. The Making of a Public Executive --
2. Directing the U.S. Budget --
3. Managing the Department of State --
4. The Oklahoma Years --
5. NASA: From Appointment to Apollo --
6. Launching a Stronger NASA --
7. The Struggle to Maintain Momentum --
8. The Apollo Fire --
9. From Crisis to Recovery --
10. Last Hurrah at NASA --
11. The Moon and After --
12. Legacy.
Series Title: New series in NASA history.
Responsibility: W. Henry Lambright.
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This biography explores James E. Webb's role in NASA's successful Apollo missions of the 1960s that culminated in the moon landings in 1969. Examining Webb's role as both Washington insider and  Read more...

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"The reputation of James Webb is hostage to Apollo. He, more than any other single individual, made Apollo happen... This fine biography will keep his memory warm." -- Science

 
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