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Author Stone, Robert, 1958- author.

Title Chasing the moon : the people, the politics, and the promise that launched America into the space age / Robert Stone and Alan Andres.

Publication Info. New York : Ballantine Books, an imprint of Random House, [2019]


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Edition First edition.
Description xiii, 359 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm
text txt rdacontent
still image sti rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [317]-338) and index.
Note "A companion book to the American Experience film on PBS" -- jacket.
Contents Prologue: July 16, 1969 -- A place beyond the sky (1903-1950) -- The man who sold the moon (1952-1960) -- The New Frontier (1961-1963) -- Welcome to the space age (1964-1966) -- Earthrise (1967-1968) -- Magnificent desolation (1969) -- The final frontier (1970-1979) -- Afterword: After a few more revolutions around the sun.
Summary In 1961, President John F. Kennedy proposed the nation spend twenty billion dollars to land a man on the Moon before the end of the decade. Stone and Andres reveal for the first time the unknown stories of the individuals whose imaginative work across several decades culminated in America's momentous achievement. They show that the moon landing-- now celebrating its fiftieth anniversary-- grew out of the dreams of science fiction writers, filmmakers, military geniuses, and rule-breaking scientists. Setting these key players in the political, social, and cultural climate of the time, the book focuses on the science, the history, and the individuals behind what was undoubtedly the greatest human achievement of the twentieth century. -- adapted from jacket.
Subject Astronautics and state -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Aeronautics and state -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Space flight -- History -- 20th century.
Space race.
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Aeronautics & Astronautics.
SCIENCE / Space Science.
Astronautics and state. (OCoLC)fst00819576
Aeronautics and state. (OCoLC)fst00798411
Exploration of outer space. (OCoLC)fst01353078
Space flight. (OCoLC)fst01127676
Space race. (OCoLC)fst01127802
Outer space -- Exploration -- History -- 20th century.
Outer space. (OCoLC)fst01243437
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
Outer space -- Exploration.
Genre/Form History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
Added Author Andres, Alan, author.
ISBN 9781524798123 hardcover
1524798126 hardcover

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