The Resource Rocket men : the daring odyssey of Apollo 8 and the astronauts who made man's first journey to the moon, Robert Kurson

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

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Rocket men : the daring odyssey of Apollo 8 and the astronauts who made man's first journey to the moon
Title
Rocket men
Title remainder
the daring odyssey of Apollo 8 and the astronauts who made man's first journey to the moon
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Robert Kurson
Title variation
Rocket men
Title variation remainder
the daring odyssey of Apollo eight
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Language
eng
Summary
  • Shares the inside story of the dangerous Apollo 8 mission, focusing on the lives of astronaut heroes Frank Borman, Jim Lovell, and Bill Anders, while illuminating the political factors that prompted the decision to risk lives to save the Apollo program and define the space race
  • "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."--Dust jacket
Biography type
contains biographical information
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DLC
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Kurson, Robert
Dewey number
629.45/4
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
TL789.8.U6
LC item number
A5438 2018
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Project Apollo (U.S.)
  • Apollo 8 (Spacecraft)
  • Apollo 8 (Spacecraft)
  • Project Apollo (U.S.)
  • Space flight to the moon
  • Space flight to the moon
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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
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [351]-356) and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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  • text
  • still image
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  • txt
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  • rdacontent
Contents
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 -- Diagram of Apollo 8
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
x, 372 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780812988703
Lccn
2017009386
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
  • 1680894
  • (OCoLC)974796189
  • 1630459
  • (OCoLC)ocn974796189
  • 1630459
  • 1680894
  • 1680894
Label
Rocket men : the daring odyssey of Apollo 8 and the astronauts who made man's first journey to the moon, Robert Kurson
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [351]-356) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
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 -- Diagram of Apollo 8
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
x, 372 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780812988703
Lccn
2017009386
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
  • 1680894
  • (OCoLC)974796189
  • 1630459
  • (OCoLC)ocn974796189
  • 1630459
  • 1680894
  • 1680894

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