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Apollo 8 : the thrilling story of the first mission to the moon

Author: Jeffrey Kluger
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Picador/Henry Holt and Company, 2018. ©2017
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First Picador EditionView all editions and formats
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In August 1968, NASA made a bold decision: in just sixteen weeks, the United States would launch humankind's first flight to the moon. Only the year before, three astronauts had burned to death in their spacecraft, and since then the Apollo program had suffered one setback after another. Meanwhile, the Russians were winning the space race, the Cold War was getting hotter by the month, and President Kennedy's promise  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jeffrey Kluger
ISBN: 9781250182517 1250182514 9781627798327 1627798323
OCLC Number: 1000331111
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 307 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (chiefly colour), portraits (some colour) ; 21 cm.
Other Titles: Apollo Eight
Responsibility: Jeffrey Kluger.

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The untold story of the historic voyage to the moon that closed out one of our darkest years with a nearly unimaginable triumph.  Read more...

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"Kluger, a science journalist, previously co-authored the best-selling book turned blockbuster film Apollo 13, and his latest foray into space history overflows with similarly cinematic details. Read more...

 
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