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Author Kurson, Robert, author.

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

Publication Info. New York, NY : Random House, [2018]


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Edition First Edition.
Description x, 372 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color), portrait, diagram ; 25 cm
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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.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 351-356) and index.
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 -- Epilogue -- Diagram of Apollo 8.
Subject Project Apollo (U.S.)
Apollo 8 (Spacecraft)
Apollo 8 (Spacecraft) (OCoLC)fst00789112
Project Apollo (U.S.) (OCoLC)fst00610722
Space flight to the moon.
Space flight to the moon. (OCoLC)fst01127716
HISTORY / United States / 20th Century.
SCIENCE / Space Science.
HISTORY / Expeditions & Discoveries.
Added Title Rocket men : the daring odyssey of Apollo eight
ISBN 9780812988703 (hardback ;) (acid-free paper)
0812988701 (hardback ;) (acid-free paper)

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