Apollo 8

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.

Apollo 8

Apollo 8

The untold story of the historic voyage to the moon that closed out one of our darkest years with a nearly unimaginable triumph 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 non-fiction, Apollo 8 takes us from Mission Control to the astronaut’s homes, from the test labs to the launch pad. 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 Eve, 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 earth-rise, and the first re-entry 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 co-author on their 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.

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Apollo 8
Language: un
Pages: 336
Authors: Jeffrey Kluger
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-05-16 - Publisher: Henry Holt and Company

The untold story of the historic voyage to the moon that closed out one of our darkest years with a nearly unimaginable triumph 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,
Apollo 13
Language: un
Pages: 378
Authors: Jim Lovell, Jeffrey Kluger
Categories: Space vehicle accidents
Type: BOOK - Published: 1995 - Publisher:

April 13, 1970. Astronauts Jim Lovell, Fred Haise and Jack Swigert are hurtling towards the moon in the Apollo 13 spacecraft, when an explosion rocks the ship. The cockpit grows dim, the air grows thin, and the instrument lights wink out. Moments later, the astronauts are forced to abandon the
Apollo 13
Language: en
Pages: 48
Authors: Gail Herman
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 1995 - Publisher:

Recounts American-Russian competion in space from Sputnik to Apollo 13
The Apollo 13 Mission
Language: un
Pages: 32
Authors: Donald B. Lemke
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2006 - Publisher: Capstone

In graphic novel format, tells the story of the ill-fated Apollo 13 mission and how the crew and mission control handled the in-flight crisis.
Apollo 13
Language: en
Pages: 418
Authors: Jim Lovell, Jeffrey Kluger
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 1995 - Publisher:

The story of the American moon shot that almost ended in a fatal catastrophe, told by the flight's commander, offers a chronicle of courage, heroism, and adventure

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