The Resource Apollo 8 : the thrilling story of the first mission to the Moon, Jeffrey Kluger

Apollo 8 : the thrilling story of the first mission to the Moon, Jeffrey Kluger

Label
Apollo 8 : the thrilling story of the first mission to the Moon
Title
Apollo 8
Title remainder
the thrilling story of the first mission to the Moon
Statement of responsibility
Jeffrey Kluger
Title variation
Apollo eight
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • Recounts the bold but dangerous mission to secure America's position as the first nation to reach the moon, revealing the dangers endured by its crew and the ways the mission brought renewal to a country ravaged by assassinations and war
  • "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 to put a man on the moon by the end of the decade seemed sure to be broken. But when Frank Borman, Jim Lovell, and Bill Anders were summoned to a secret meeting and told of the dangerous mission, they instantly signed on. Written with all the color and verve of the best narrative nonfiction, Apollo 8 takes us from Mission Control to the astronauts' homes, from the test labs to the launchpad. The race to prepare an untested rocket for an unprecedented journey paves the way for the hair-raising trip to the moon. Then, on Christmas Day, a nation that has suffered a horrendous year of assassinations and war is heartened by an inspiring message from the trio of astronauts in lunar orbit. And when the mission is over--after the first view of the far side of the moon, the first earthrise, and the first reentry through the Earth's atmosphere following a flight to deep space--the impossible dream of walking on the moon suddenly seems within reach. The full story of Apollo 8 has never been told, and only Jeffrey Kluger--Jim Lovell's coauthor of the bestselling book about Apollo 13--can do it justice. Here is the tale of a mission that was both a calculated risk and a wild crapshoot, a stirring account of how three American heroes forever changed our view of the home planet."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
629.45/4
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
TL789.8.U6
LC item number
A54325 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Label
Apollo 8 : the thrilling story of the first mission to the Moon, Jeffrey Kluger
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes index
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Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn960762391
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
307 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781627798327
Lccn
2016046157
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
u1933063
System control number
(OCoLC)960762391

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