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To the moon and back : the amazing Australian at the forefront of space travel

Author: Bryan Sullivan; Jackie French; Gus Gordon
Publisher: Sydney, NSW : Angus&Robertson, 2019. ©2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Elementary and junior high school : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Fifty years ago, man first stepped on the moon... and Australians were the first to see it happen! How did that come to be? Who were these Aussies sitting in a computer control room in 1969 at Honeysuckle Creek in the ACT, and how did they get a front-row seat to this ground-breaking moment in space exploration? This is their extraordinary story, told by Bryan Sullivan, one of the technicians in the control room  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Juvenile works
Juvenile literature
Material Type: Elementary and junior high school
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Bryan Sullivan; Jackie French; Gus Gordon
ISBN: 9781460757741 1460757742
OCLC Number: 1102682434
Notes: "The true story of the amazing Australians who helped take man to the moon" -- Cover.
First published in Australia in 2004.
Includes index.
Description: 258 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm.
Responsibility: Bryan Sullivan with Jackie French ; illustrations by Gus Gordon.

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Fifty years ago, man first stepped on the moon... and Australians were the first to see it happen! How did that come to be? Who were these Aussies sitting in a computer control room in 1969 at Honeysuckle Creek in the ACT, and how did they get a front-row seat to this ground-breaking moment in space exploration? This is their extraordinary story, told by Bryan Sullivan, one of the technicians in the control room when astronaut Neil Armstrong took that first step on the Moon. Discover how Apollo 11 was almost unable to land - and about the rocky landing site, how there were only seconds of fuel left, and more unforgettable adventures in space that were never told at the time. Bryan and Jackie French answer all your questions about space travel, including: What is the moon made of? Who was the very first person to go into space? How does someone become an astronaut? Have astronauts ever seen any aliens or UFOs? How do you go to the toilet on a spacecraft?

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