Apollo, the race to the moon

Author: Charles A. Murray,Catherine Bly Cox

Publisher: Simon & Schuster

ISBN: N.A

Category: Science

Page: 506

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Describes how a group of men and women accomplished the feat of landing men on the moon and returning them to earth.
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The Apollo Missions

The Incredible Story of the Race to the Moon

Author: David Baker

Publisher: Arcturus Publishing

ISBN: 1789504392

Category: Science

Page: N.A

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Few events have matched the landing of the first man on the Moon for drama and excitement. Watched live on television by 600 million people, Neil Armstrong floated down from the final step of the Eagle's ladder onto the powdery surface of the Moon, uttering the famous line, "That's one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind." The Apollo Missions relives the experience and all the drama as it unfolded, from the birth of the Apollo space programme and the very first attempts to put an American astronaut into space to Apollo 11's successful Moon landing and its celebrated final splashdown in the Pacific Ocean. Packed with awe-inspiring photographs of the space missions, astronauts, and iconic views of the Earth and the Moon, as well as technical diagrams, flight plans, and tables of statistics, The Apollo Missions tells the thrilling story of the race to the Moon.
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Race to the Moon

The Story of Apollo 11

Author: Jen Green

Publisher: Children's Press(CT)

ISBN: 9780531153437

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

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Describes the events leading up to the Apollo 11 flight that put the first man on the moon and the technological advances that made this and later flights possible.
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Chariots for Apollo

The Untold Story Behind the Race to the Moon

Author: Charles R. Pellegrino,Joshua Stoff

Publisher: Quill

ISBN: 9780380802616

Category: Science

Page: 320

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Describes the design and construction of the lunar module, behind-the-scenes conflicts at NASA, and the drama of the Apollo Moon missions
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The Race to the Moon Chronicled in Stamps, Postcards, and Postmarks

A Story of Puffery vs. the Pragmatic

Author: Umberto Cavallaro

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319921533

Category: Science

Page: 338

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The story of the famed race to the Moon between the US and the USSR has been told countless times. The strategies of these two superpowers have often been paralleled in a way that highlights their fight for dominance and efforts to develop needed new technologies. This book will show how beneath these surface similarities, the two competing nations employed very different core tactics. It provides a new perspective of the history of the space race by analyzing that history through philately - that is, from the images on postage stamps, post cards, and letters in circulation at that time. Through this fascinating historical visual record, the author shows how the propaganda-heavy approach of the USSR eventually lost out to the more pragmatic approach of the United States.
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Apollo

Author: Charles A. Murray,Catherine Bly Cox

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780976000808

Category:

Page: 493

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Apollo Missions for Kids

The People and Engineering Behind the Race to the Moon, with 21 Activities

Author: Jerome Pohlen

Publisher: Chicago Review Press

ISBN: 0912777192

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 160

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In 1961 President Kennedy issued a challenge to land a person on the moon and return safely to Earth before the end of the 1960s, a bold proclamation at the time, given that only one US astronaut had been to space, for just 15 minutes. The race to the moon was part of the larger Cold War between the United States and the Soviet Union, a race where the Russians appeared far ahead of the Americans. Apollo was a complicated, dangerous and expensive adventure involving 400,000 people across the nation. Before it was over, NASA had made 11 Apollo flights, six of which landed on the moon, and eight astronauts had lost their lives. But it was also fun, and the crews never missed a chance to enjoy the trip or pull off a prank 240,000 miles from home. The Apollo Missions for Kids tells the story from the perspective of those who lived it—the astronauts and their families, the controllers and engineers, the technicians and politicians who made the impossible possible.
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John F. Kennedy and the Race to the Moon

Author: J. Logsdon

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230116310

Category: Science

Page: 291

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While there are many biographies of JFK and accounts of the early years of US space efforts, this book uses primary source material and interviews with key participants to provide a comprehensive account of how the actions taken by JFK's administration have shaped the course of the US space program over the last 45 years.
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A Man on the Moon

The Voyages of the Apollo Astronauts

Author: Andrew Chaikin

Publisher: Penguin Books

ISBN: 9780141041834

Category: Astronauts

Page: 670

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'Through the windows of the slowly turning spacecraft they looked out at the place where the sun had once been, and there was the moon: a huge, magnificent sphere bathed in the ceric blue light of earthshine, each crater rendered in ghostly detail.'
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One Small Step

Apollo 11 and the Legacy of the Space Age

Author: Eugene Fowler

Publisher: Smithmark Pub

ISBN: 9780765116666

Category: Astronauts

Page: 64

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One Small Step: Celebrating the 30th Anniversary of Apollo 11 and the Race to the Moon traces John F. Kennedy's 1961 commitment to put a man on the moon by the end of that decade through to the Apollo 11 crew training, the famous lunar landing and the television broadcast, the splashdown in the Pacific, quarantine in the USS Hornet, and the welcome-home celebration. One Small Step also covers how this monumental space voyage affected the popular culture of the 1960's and early 1970's through products, fashions, literature, and toys of the day. This beautifully illustrated book contains historical photos from NASA, the Air and Space Museum, and various archive sources. It also presents the space race (and craze) of the United States and the world during this exciting time.
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