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Rocket men : the daring odyssey of Apollo 8 and the astronauts who made man's first journey to the moon

Author: Robert Kurson
Publisher: Melbourne : Scribe Publications, 2018.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Drawn from hundreds of hours of one-on-one interviews with the astronauts, their loved ones, NASA personnel, and myriad experts, and filled with vivid and unforgettable detail, Rocket Men is the definitive account of one of America's finest hours that reads like a real-life thriller. In these pages, Kurson reveals the epic dangers involved, and the singular bravery it took, for mankind to leave Earth for the first  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Kurson
ISBN: 9781911617105 1911617109 9781925322880 1925322882
OCLC Number: 1023493097
Description: 372 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (black and white, and colour), portraits ; 24 cm
Contents: Do you want to go to the moon? --
The space race --
A secret plan --
Are you out of your mind? --
Frank Borman --
Just four months --
Jim Lovell --
Pushed to superhuman speeds --
Bill Anders --
How's fifty-fifty? --
My God, we are really doing this --
Leaving home --
A deeply troubled year --
A critical test --
An astronaut in trouble --
Equisphere --
Racing the moon --
Our most ancient companion --
Earthrise --
The Heaven and the Earth --
Aiming for home --
Please be informed-there is a Santa Claus --
Help from an old friend --
The men who saved 1968.
Responsibility: Robert Kurson.

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Fifty years ago, Christmas 1968, Man first orbited the Moon. This book tells the inside story of that epic journey.  Read more...

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