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Shooting for the moon : the strange history of human spaceflight

Author: Bob Berman
Publisher: Guilford, Conn. : Lyons Press, ©2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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An accessible yet detailed history of the American space program, from its inception and moon missions to the present day and future.

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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Bob Berman
ISBN: 9781599210315 1599210312
OCLC Number: 150388830
Description: vii, 215 pages, plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Dreams of the moon --
Kennedy's plan: no choice --
The Saturn V --
Who will volunteer to live on the moon? --
The originals --
Someday Alice. Pow! Straight to the moon. --
The twins --
Close call --
and a cigar --
Apollo's logic --
Personal risk --
The horrible deaths of Mission AS-501 --
The Apollos finally fly --
Insubordination --
First to the moon --
Voyage to oblivion --
Why them? --
Stroll on the crescent moon --
Adventures on Tranquillity Base --
Struck by lightning --
Triskaidekaphobia: when bad things happen to good spacecraft --
Postmortem --
"Can't you Americans go anywhere without a car?" --
Busting the moon's speed limit --
Final footprint --
Who were the men of Tranquillity? --
The lunar book of revelations --
Back to the future: return to the moon --
and beyond.
Responsibility: Bob Berman.
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