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Destination Moon : the remarkable and improbable voyage of Apollo 11

Author: Richard Maurer
Publisher: New York : Roaring Brook Press, 2019. ©2019
Edition/Format:   Print book : Juvenile audience : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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Presents a clear narrative on how the United States won the space race against Russia by landing a man on the Moon in 1969.
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Genre/Form: Informational works
Material Type: Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Richard Maurer
ISBN: 9781626727458 1626727457
OCLC Number: 1103444660
Description: 388 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: The ultimate destination --
Part 1: War. Ensign Faget's close call --
Pirates of the western Pacific --
Lieutenant Slayton flies another mission --
Captain Phillips bombs Major von Braun --
Major Webb faces the big one --
"We need it yesterday!" --
The NACA --
Part 2: Dreams. America lands on its feet --
Von Braun lands in America --
The Cold War --
Disney to the rescue --
The empire strikes back --
Explorer --
Russia's rocket --
Part 3: Spacemen. Max makes his pitch --
"Let's get on with it" --
The original seven --
The vice president finds a space chief --
"Light this candle" --
Go to the Moon --
The president's speech --
Part 4: The plan. Pieces of the puzzle --
How to get to the Moon, and back --
The race heats up --
The great escape --
General Phillips joins the team --
"Do good work!" --
The women of Apollo --
Part 5: Crews. Squadron commander --
The Moon comes into focus --
Neil Armstrong's wild ride --
"Fire in the cockpit" --
"Go, baby, go!" --
The submariner takes charge --
Lunar reconnaissance --
Part 6: The Moon. A new mission takes shape --
"In the beginning" --
Earthrise --
Go fever --
Tranquility Base --
One small step --
"We must stop" --
Six landing sites --
Timeline.
Responsibility: Richard Maurer.

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A new look at the events and people that made the Apollo program so remarkable just in time for the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing.  Read more...

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