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Something funny happened on the way to the moon

Author: Sara W Howard
Publisher: Durham, CT : Strategic Book Publishing, ©2010.
Edition/Format:   Book : English
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"In Something Funny Happened on the Way to the Moon, we finally hear about Apollo from the Earthly perspective. Howard tells us what it was like for the 400,000 people on the ground who together built the largest and most powerful rocket in history. Though the astronauts themselves were, of course, important to the mission, this story looks beyond the glitz and glamour of the stars and honors the men and women who  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Anecdotes
Biography
Named Person: Sara L Howard
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Sara W Howard
ISBN: 9781609110635 1609110633
OCLC Number: 667252084
Description: xvi, 106 p. : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 26 cm.
Contents: Dad's rockets --
About Sara --
Sneak peak at Michoud --
First look --
About the Saturn V --
Boeing today --
Meeting everyone --
The ladies room --
The crawfish --
Testing to stages --
Two contractors and the water wars --
The wonderful Seattle folks --
Marlee saved my life --
Engineering the panties --
The jerk --
The dinner --
Suing Louisiana --
Trapped in the men's room --
My terror --
The couple --
Our stages and their missions --
A devastating explosion --
The Moon --
Journey to Chrysler --
On duty, the best in the world --
Apollo 11 --
The souvenir question --
Very funny --
Personal friend to the Apollo astronauts --
Coming to a close --
My flying career --
Submarines and sailing --
What I have learned.
Responsibility: by Sara Howard.

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"In Something Funny Happened on the Way to the Moon, we finally hear about Apollo from the Earthly perspective. Howard tells us what it was like for the 400,000 people on the ground who together built the largest and most powerful rocket in history. Though the astronauts themselves were, of course, important to the mission, this story looks beyond the glitz and glamour of the stars and honors the men and women who made this vast program a reality."--P. [4] of cover.

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GREAT READING

by Raines (WorldCat user published 2013-04-07) Excellent Permalink

This is a wonderful book written by a wonderful woman. The author has helped to make history that is very important to every American citizen and as such should be held in very high esteem! Sara manages to introduce humour into what could otherwise possibly be a dry account of the very high number...
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A Funny Look at Apollo

by sara1861 (WorldCat user published 2011-03-02) Excellent Permalink

I don't think I have ever read such a witty and enjoyable account of our race to the moon. This book is very different from all the others I have read.  Having strong, accomplished and intelligent women in our family, I couldn't wait to read this book.  Sara has a sharp wit and I was laughing...
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A Funny Look at Apollo

by sara1861 (WorldCat user published 2011-02-14) Excellent Permalink

I don't think I have ever read such a witty and enjoyable account of our race to the moon. This book is very different from all the others I have read.  Having strong, accomplished and intelligent women in our family, I couldn't wait to read this book.  Sara has a sharp wit and I was laughing...
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pleasant surprise

by gungho (WorldCat user published 2011-02-16) Excellent Permalink


    When I read this book, I was pleasantly surprised. I was expecting something
    very technical with complex equations, intricate diagrams and stories about
    the Astronauts. There is none of that. Instead, this book details the work...
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