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Rocket men : the daring odyssey of Apollo 8 and the astronauts who made man's first journey to the Moon / Robert Kurson.

Kurson, Robert, (author.).

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Cherokee - Gaffney Library LP 629.454 KUR (Text) 33636003167105 Adult Large Print Non-Fiction Available -
Dorchester - Summerville Branch LGPRINT 629.454 KUR (Text) 30018004066029 Adult Large Print Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780525589938
  • ISBN: 0525589937
  • ISBN: 9781635463088
  • ISBN: 1635463084
  • Physical Description: 564 pages (large print) : illustrations ; 24 cm.
  • Publisher: [New York] : Random House Large Print, [2018]

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 531-538) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Prologue: Countdown -- 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 -- Equigravisphere -- 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.
Summary, etc.:
The inside, lesser-known story of NASA's boldest and riskiest mission: Apollo 8, mankind's first journey to the Moon on Christmas in 1968. With a focus on astronauts Frank Borman, Jim Lovell, and Bill Anders, and their wives and children, this is a vivid, gripping, you-are-there narrative that shows anew the epic danger involved, and the singular bravery it took, for man to leave Earth for the first time - and to arrive at a new world. Print run 50,000.
Subject: Project Apollo (U.S.)
Apollo 8 (Spacecraft)
Space flight to the moon.
HISTORY / United States / 20th Century.
SCIENCE / Space Science.
HISTORY / Expeditions & Discoveries.
Topic Heading: Large type books.

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