Eight Years to the Moon

Eight Years to the Moon

The History of the Apollo Missions

Book - 2019 | Fiftieth anniversary commemorative edition.
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In July of 1969, three astronauts set off on an historic mission to land on the moon. Now, 50 years later, a new book celebrates the achievement of the Apollo missions, detailing an incredible period of science and engineering history. Eight Years to the Moon: The History of the Apollo Missions 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.
Publisher: Salem, Massachusetts :, Page Street Publishing Co.,, 2019.
Edition: Fiftieth anniversary commemorative edition.
Branch Call Number: 629.454 ATK
Characteristics: 240 pages :,illustrations (chiefly colour) ;,27 cm.
Alternative Title: 8 years to the Moon
Custom Field2: Includes bibliographical references (pages 231-234) and index.

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