The Resource Rocket Men, Robert Kurson, (electronic resource)

Rocket Men, Robert Kurson, (electronic resource)

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Rocket Men
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Rocket Men
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Robert Kurson
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The riveting inside story of three heroic astronauts who took on the challenge of mankind's historic first mission to the Moon, from the New York Times bestselling author of Shadow Divers . By August 1968, the American space program was in danger of failing in its two most important objectives: to land a man on the Moon by President Kennedy's end-of-decade deadline, and to triumph over the Soviets in space. With its back against the wall, NASA made an almost unimaginable leap: It would scrap its usual methodical approach and risk everything on a sudden launch, sending the first men in history to the Moon?in just four months. And it would all happen at Christmas. In a year of historic violence and discord?the Tet Offensive, the assassinations of Martin Luther King, Jr., and Robert Kennedy, the riots at the Democratic National Convention in Chicago?the Apollo 8 mission would be the boldest, riskiest test of America's greatness under pressure. In this gripping insider account, Robert Kurson puts the focus on the three astronauts and their families: the commander, Frank Borman, a conflicted man on his final mission; idealistic Jim Lovell, who'd dreamed since boyhood of riding a rocket to the Moon; and Bill Anders, a young nuclear engineer and hotshot fighter pilot making his first space flight. 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. In this real-life thriller, Kurson reveals the epic dangers involved, and the singular bravery it took, for mankind to leave Earth for the first time?and arrive at a new world. Advance praise for Rocket Men "In 1968 we sent men to the Moon. They didn't leave boot prints, but it was the first time humans ever left Earth for another destination. That mission was Apollo 8. And Rocket Men, under Robert Kurson's compelling narrative, is that under-told story." ?Neil deGrasse Tyson "Kurson takes us on mankind's first trip to the Moon, in 1968, another time when it seemed America was tearing itself apart. But on Christmas Eve, we raised our eyes skyward and were inspired by the bravery and eloquence of the three Apollo 8 astronauts as they orbited the Moon and reminded us of our common humanity." ?Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger
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Kurson, Robert
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Rocket Men, Robert Kurson, (electronic resource)
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AD5C0B57-72EC-4E4E-91D7-D4C2E58322A9
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Rocket Men, Robert Kurson, (electronic resource)
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http://api.overdrive.com/v1/collections/v1L1BHAAAAA2l/products/ad5c0b57-72ec-4e4e-91d7-d4c2e58322a9
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digital storage
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stereophonic
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online
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not applicable
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sound
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digital recording
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  • other
  • remote
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unknown
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AD5C0B57-72EC-4E4E-91D7-D4C2E58322A9
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OverDrive MP3 Audiobook
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