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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
Statement of responsibility
Robert Kurson
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The inside, lesser-known story of NASA's boldest and riskiest mission: Apollo 8, mankind's first journey to the Moon on Christmas in 1968. With a focus on astronauts Frank Borman, Jim Lovell, and Bill Anders, and their wives and children, this is a vivid, gripping, you-are-there narrative that shows anew the epic danger involved, and the singular bravery it took, for man to leave Earth for the first time - and to arrive at a new world
Cataloging source
BTCTA
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Kurson, Robert
Dewey number
629.45/4
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
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
Label
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
Copyright
Note
Title from title page
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 531-538) and index
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volume
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  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Prologue: Countdown -- 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
Control code
1947905
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
564 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9780525589938
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780525589938
  • (OCoLC)993998002
Label
Rocket men : the daring odyssey of Apollo 8 and the astronauts who made man's first journey to the Moon, Robert Kurson
Publication
Copyright
Note
Title from title page
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 531-538) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue: Countdown -- 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
Control code
1947905
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
564 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9780525589938
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780525589938
  • (OCoLC)993998002

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