Eight years to the moon : the history of the Apollo missions
Eight years to the moon : the history of the Apollo missions

Atkinson, Nancy (Science writer), author.


50th anniversary commemorative ed.

Physical Description
240 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 27 cm.

Apollo 50th anniversary and the cosmic perspective / by Russell "Rusty" Schweickart -- Prologue -- 1962 -- 1963 -- 1964 -- 1965 -- 1966 -- 1967 -- 1968 -- 1969 -- Apollo 11 -- Epilogue: Apollo 12-17.

Corporate Subject
Project Apollo (U.S.).
Apollo 11 (Spacecraft).

Subject Term
Space flight to the moon.

Geographic Term
Moon -- Exploration -- History -- 20th century.

Added Author
Schweickart, Rusty,

In July of 1969, three astronauts set off on a historic mission to land on the moon. Fifty years later, this book celebrates the achievement of the Apollo missions, detailing an incredible period of science and engineering history. The book tells the unique personal stories of over 60 engineers and scientists who worked behind the scenes to make the Apollo program possible. The eight years from President Kennedy's challenge in 1961 to the first Moon landing in 1969 are filled with stories of the dedication and perseverance it took to overcome the challenges, hurdles and conflicts of doing things that had never been done before. The stories are fun, heart-warming, and heart-breaking - and they provide a glimpse into the lives of some of the hundreds of thousands of people who made it possible to land humans on the Moon. --

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