Apollo 8

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.

Author: Jeffrey Kluger

Publisher: Henry Holt and Company

ISBN: 9781627798310

Category: History

Page: 336

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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.
Categories: History

Rocket Age

Rocket Age

W. David Woods, How Apollo Flew to the Moon (Chichester: Praxis Publishing, 2008), 28. 8. ... Jeffrey Kluger, Apollo 8: The Thrilling Story of the First Mission to the Moon (New York: Henry Holt and Company, 2017), 165. 2.

Author: George D. Morgan

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781633886377

Category: Science

Page: 256

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Rocket Age traces the history of spaceflight innovation from Robert Goddard’s early experiments with liquid fuel rockets, through World War II and the work of Wernher von Braun and his German engineers, on to the postwar improvements made by Sergei Korolev and his team in the Soviet Union, and culminating with the historic Moon walk made by Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin on July 20, 1969. From designers to engineers, and even communication specialists and the builders who assembled these towering rockets, hundreds of thousands of people worked on getting humans to the Moon, yet only a few have been recognized for their contributions. George D. Morgan sets the record straight by giving these forgotten figures of space travel their due. The son of rocket scientists who worked directly on NASA projects Mercury, Gemini, and Apollo, Morgan gives behind-the-scenes details on the famous missions, including a rare interview with Dieter Huzel –Wernher von Braun’s right-hand man and a chief engineer on every major manned space program. Even the most voracious readers of US space flight history will discover things in this book that they have never read before. Rocket Age shines a light on those that have for too long been left out of the picture of the race to land on the Moon.
Categories: Science

Real World Python

Real World Python

... can doom the mission . If you don't crash into the moon , you'll reenter the earth's atmosphere too steeply or miss it entirely ! ... Further Reading Apollo 8 : The Thrilling Story of the First Mission to the Moon ( Henry Holt and ...

Author: Lee Vaughan

Publisher: No Starch Press

ISBN: 9781718500624

Category: Computers

Page: 360

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A project-based approach to learning Python programming for beginners. Intriguing projects teach you how to tackle challenging problems with code. You've mastered the basics. Now you're ready to explore some of Python's more powerful tools. Real-World Python will show you how. Through a series of hands-on projects, you'll investigate and solve real-world problems using sophisticated computer vision, machine learning, data analysis, and language processing tools. You'll be introduced to important modules like OpenCV, NumPy, Pandas, NLTK, Bokeh, Beautiful Soup, Requests, HoloViews, Tkinter, turtle, matplotlib, and more. You'll create complete, working programs and think through intriguing projects that show you how to: • Save shipwrecked sailors with an algorithm designed to prove the existence of God • Detect asteroids and comets moving against a starfield • Program a sentry gun to shoot your enemies and spare your friends • Select landing sites for a Mars probe using real NASA maps • Send unbreakable messages based on a book code • Survive a zombie outbreak using data science • Discover exoplanets and alien megastructures orbiting distant stars • Test the hypothesis that we're all living in a computer simulation • And more! If you're tired of learning the bare essentials of Python Programming with isolated snippets of code, you'll relish the relevant and geeky fun of Real-World Python!
Categories: Computers

The Apollo Chronicles

The Apollo Chronicles

Engineering America's First Moon Missions Brandon R. Brown. Ezell, Linda Neuman. ... In the Shadow of the Moon: A Challenging Journey to Tranquility, 1965–1969. ... Apollo 8: The Thrilling Story of the First Mission to the Moon.

Author: Brandon R. Brown

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780190681364

Category: Science

Page: 288

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The moon landing of 1969 stands as an iconic moment for both the United States and humankind. The familiar story focuses on the journey of the brave astronauts, who brought home Moon rocks and startling photographs. But Apollo's full account includes the earthbound engineers, mounds of their crumpled paper, and smoldering metal shards of exploded engines. How exactly did the nation, step by difficult step, take men to the Moon and back? In The Apollo Chronicles, fifty years after the moon landing, author Brandon R. Brown, himself the son of an Apollo engineer, revisits the men and women who toiled behind the lights. He relays the defining twentieth-century project from its roots, bringing the engineers' work and personalities to bright life on the page. Set against the backdrop of a turbulent American decade, the narrative whisks audiences through tense deadlines and technical miracles, from President John F. Kennedy's 1961 challenge to NASA's 1969 lunar triumph, as engineers confronted wave after wave of previously unthinkable challenges. Brown immerses readers in key physical hurdles--from building the world's most powerful rockets to keeping humans alive in the hostile void of space--using language free of acronyms and technical jargon. The book also pulls back from the detailed tasks and asks larger questions. What did we learn about the Moon? And what can this uniquely innovative project teach us today?
Categories: Science

Shoot for the Moon

Shoot for the Moon

of Mission Control. University of Nebraska Press: Lincoln, NB. Kluger, J. (2017). Apollo 8: The Thrilling Story of the First Mission to the Moon. Henry Holt and Company: New York. Kraft, C. (2001). Flight: My Life in Mission Control.

Author: Richard Wiseman

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781787474468

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 288

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'Fascinating new book examines the history of Nasa's Apollo space missions' Daily Mail _______ Eight key lessons to revolutionise your life with the mindset that got man to the moon. 20th July 1969: Neil Armstrong becomes the first person to walk on the Moon. We all recognize this to be one of mankind's greatest achievements. Yet what did it take to make John F. Kennedy's dream a reality? In this remarkable book, Professor Richard Wiseman presents a pioneering study of the mindset that took humanity to the Moon, and shows how you can harness and use it to achieve the extraordinary in your everyday life. Combining personal interviews, mission archives and cutting-edge psychology, Wiseman embarks on the ultimate voyage through inner space. Along the way he identifies eight key principles that make up the Apollo Mindset, including how pessimism is crucial to success, and how fear and tragedy can be transformed into hope and optimism. You will discover a series of practical techniques that you can use to incorporate these winning principles into both your professional and personal life. Whether you want to start a business venture, change careers, find your perfect partner, raise a loving family, get promoted, gain a new qualification, escape the rat race, or pursue a lifelong passion, these techniques will help you to reach your own Moon.
Categories: Technology & Engineering

Apollo s Legacy

Apollo s Legacy

An outstanding memoir of the building of the lunar module, written by the Grumman engineer who led the effort. Kluger, Jeffrey. Apollo 8: The Thrilling Story of the First Mission to the Moon. New York: Henry Holt and Co., 2017.

Author: Roger D. Launius

Publisher: Smithsonian Institution

ISBN: 9781588346520

Category: Science

Page: 264

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An all-encompassing look at the history and enduring impact of the Apollo space program In Apollo's Legacy, space historian Roger D. Launius explores the many-faceted stories told about the meaning of the Apollo program and how it forever altered American society. The Apollo missions marked the first time human beings left Earth's orbit and visited another world, and thus they loom large in our collective memory. Many have detailed the exciting events of the Apollo program, but Launius offers unique insight into its legacy as seen through multiple perspectives. He surveys a wide range of viewpoints and narratives, both positive and negative, surrounding the program. These include the argument that Apollo epitomizes American technological--and political--progress; technological and scientific advances garnered from the program; critiques from both sides of the political spectrum about the program's expenses; and even conspiracy theories and denials of the program's very existence. Throughout the book, Launius weaves in stories from important moments in Apollo's history to draw readers into his analysis. Apollo's Legacy is a must-read for space buffs interested in new angles on a beloved cultural moment and those seeking a historic perspective on the Apollo program.
Categories: Science

Disaster Strikes

Disaster Strikes

The wait would be long, until October of 1968, before a completely redesigned, completely rebuilt Apollo would fly. ... author's previous workin his books Apollo 8: The Thrilling Story of the First Mission to the Moon and To the Moons.

Author: Jeffrey Kluger

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781984812766

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 224

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Twelve thrilling and terrifying space-mission failures, told by the bestselling author of Apollo 13! There are so many amazing, daring, and exciting missions to outer space that have succeeded. But for every success, there are mistakes, surprises, and flat-out failures that happen along the way. In this collection, bestselling author and award-winning journalist Jeffrey Kluger recounts twelve such disasters, telling the stories of the astronauts and the cosmonauts, the trials and the errors, the missions and the misses. With stories of missions run by both Americans and Russians during the height of the space race, complete with photos of the people and machines behind them, this book delves into the mishaps and the tragedies, small and large, that led humankind to the moon and beyond. Praise for Disaster Strikes!: * "A thrill ride punctuated with spectacular failures--but also spectacular successes." --Kirkus Reviews, starred review * "The [is] text versatile, efficiently functioning as a collection of short reads or a balanced, book-length narrative . . . Always fascinating, at times unsettling, and highly recommended for elementary and middle school collections." --SLJ, starred review "Each compelling episode is crafted as a self-standing adventure, with an opening hook and a satisfying close, making this an excellent source for readalouds for middle-school classes as well as a pleasure for independent readers." --BCCB "Kluger manages to combine suspenseful storytelling with scientific writing, showcasing the successes of the programs alongside the failures that ended in death or near misses for astronauts. Even students who claim that they don’t like to read will find these 'you-are-there' moments totally engaging." --SLC
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction

The Smithsonian History of Space Exploration

The Smithsonian History of Space Exploration

Apollo 8: the thrilling story of the First Mission to the Moon. New York Henry Hoo and company.2017. This bookisa Walentime to the mission for which its named and theastronauts who flew itindecemocrlg88. Koppel, Lily the Astronaut wives ...

Author: Roger D. Launius

Publisher: Smithsonian Institution

ISBN: 9781588346377

Category: Science

Page: 400

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The first in-depth, fully illustrated history of global space discovery and exploration from ancient times to the modern era The Smithsonian History of Space Exploration is a comprehensive history of international space exploration paired with photographs, illustrations, graphics, and sidebars on key scientific and technological developments, influential figures, and pioneering spacecraft. Former NASA and Smithsonian space curator and historian Roger D. Launius presents human's endeavors to understand the universe, honoring millennia of human curiosity, ingenuity, and achievement. The book examines space exploration's origins in the pioneering work undertaken by the ancients of Greece, Rome, and China, and moves through the great discoveries of Renaissance thinkers including Copernicus, Galileo, and Kepler. It offers new insight into well-known moments such as the launch of Sputnik 1 and the Apollo Moon landing and explores the unexpected events and hidden figures of space history. Presenting the technological and mechanical breakthroughs enabling humans to explore far beyond our own planet in recent decades, it also speculates on the future of space exploration, including space tourism and our possible future as an extraterrestrial species. This is a must-read for space buffs and everyone intrigued by the history and future of scientific discovery.
Categories: Science

Moon Rush

Moon Rush

Jacobs, Robert, Michael Cabbage, Constance Moore, and Bertram Ulrich, eds., Apollo: Through the Eyes of the Astronauts (Abrams, 2009). Kluger, Jeffrey, Apollo 8: The Thrilling Story of the First Mission to the Moon (Henry Holt and ...

Author: Leonard David

Publisher: National Geographic Books

ISBN: 9781426220067

Category: Science

Page: 224

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Veteran space journalist digs into the science and technology--past, present, and future--central to our explorations of Earth's only satellite, the space destination most hotly pursued today. In these rich pages, veteran science journalist Leonard David explores the moon in all its facets, from ancient myth to future "Moon Village" plans. Illustrating his text with maps, graphics, and photographs, David offers inside information about how the United States, allies and competitors, as well as key private corporations like Moon Express and Jeff Bezos's Blue Origin, plan to reach, inhabit, and even harvest the moon in the decades to come. Spurred on by the Google Lunar XPRIZE--$20 million for the first to get to the moon and send images home--the 21st-century space race back to the moon has become more urgent, and more timely, than ever. Accounts of these new strategies are set against past efforts, including stories never before told about the Apollo missions and Cold War plans for military surveillance and missile launches from the moon. Timely and fascinating, this book sheds new light on our constant lunar companion, offering reasons to gaze up and see it in a different way than ever before.
Categories: Science

Holdout

Holdout

... in Your Office , in Your Bed - in Your World Apollo 8 : The Thrilling Story of the First Mission to the Moon FICTION Nacky Patcher & the Curse of the Dry - Land Boats Freedom Stone YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION To the Moon !:

Author: Jeffrey Kluger

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780593184707

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

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One of Literary Hub’s August’s Best Sci-Fi and Fantasy Books | Geek Tyrant’s The Most Highly Anticipated Sci-Fi and Fantasy Books of August 2021 | Gizmodo’s 49 New Sci-Fi and Fantasy Books to Keep You Turning Pages in August When evil forces are going unchecked on Earth, a principled astronaut makes a spilt-second decision to try to seek justice in the only place she knows how—the International Space Station. Walli Beckwith is a model astronaut. She graduated at the top of her class from the Naval Academy, had a successful career flying fighter jets, and has spent more than three hundred days in space. So when she refuses to leave her post aboard the International Space Station following an accident that forces her fellow astronauts to evacuate, her American and Russian colleagues are mystified. For Walli, the matter at hand feels all too clear and terrifying for her to be worried about ruining her career. She is stuck in a race against time to save a part of the world that seems to have been forgotten, and also the life of the person she loves the most. She will go to any length necessary, using the only tool she has, to accomplish what she knows is right.
Categories: Fiction