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The Resource Shoot for the moon : the space race and the extraordinary voyage of Apollo 11, James Donovan

Shoot for the moon : the space race and the extraordinary voyage of Apollo 11, James Donovan

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Shoot for the moon : the space race and the extraordinary voyage of Apollo 11
Title
Shoot for the moon
Title remainder
the space race and the extraordinary voyage of Apollo 11
Statement of responsibility
James Donovan
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "When the alarm went off forty thousand feet above the moon's surface, both astronauts looked down at me computer to see 1202 flashing on the readout. Neither of them knew what it meant, and time was running out... On July 20, 1969, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin became the first humans to walk on the moon. One of the world's greatest technological achievements--and a triumph of American spirit and ingenuity--the Apollo 11 mission was a mammoth undertaking involving more than 410,000 men and women dedicated to winning the space race against the Soviets. Set amid the tensions of the Cold War and the upheavals of the sixties, and filled with first-person, behind-the-scenes details, [this] is a gripping account of the dangers, the challenges, and the sheer determination that defined not only Apollo 11, but also the Mercury and Gemini missions that came before it. From the shock of Sputnik and the heart-stopping final minutes of John Glenn's Mercury flight to the deadly whirligig of Gemini 8, the doomed Apollo 1 mission, and that perilous landing on the Sea of Tranquility--when the entire world held its breath while Armstrong and Aldrin battled computer alarms, low fuel, and other problems--James Donovan tells the whole story. Both sweeping and intimate, Shoot for the Moon is 'a powerfully written and irresistible celebration' (Booklist, starred review) of one of humankind's most extraordinary feats of exploration."--Dust jacket
  • On July 20, 1969, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin became the first humans to walk on the moon. One of the world's greatest technological achievements, the Apollo 11 mission was a mammoth undertaking involving more than 410,000 men and women dedicated to winning the space race against the Soviets. Donovan provides a gripping account of the dangers, the challenges, and the sheer determination that defined not only Apollo 11, but also the Mercury and Gemini missions that came before it. -- adapted from jacket
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
NjBwBT
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1954-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Donovan, Jim
Dewey number
629.45/4
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
TL789.8.U6
LC item number
A5325 2019
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Project Apollo (U.S.)
  • Apollo 11 (Spacecraft)
  • Space flight to the moon
  • MCL Display space ships July 2019
Label
Shoot for the moon : the space race and the extraordinary voyage of Apollo 11, James Donovan
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 397-439) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Part I : Up. Cossacks in space -- Of monkeys and men -- "The howling infinite" -- Man on a missile -- Part II : Around. In orbit -- Under pressure -- The Gusmobile ; The walk, and a sky gone berserk -- Part III : Out. Inferno --; Recovery -- Phoenix and earthrise -- "Amiable strangers" -- A practice run and a dress rehearsal -- Part IV : Down. "You're go" -- The translunar express -- Descent to luna -- Moondust
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
viii, 453 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780316341783
Lccn
2018947611
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), portraits (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)on1088720747
Label
Shoot for the moon : the space race and the extraordinary voyage of Apollo 11, James Donovan
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 397-439) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Part I : Up. Cossacks in space -- Of monkeys and men -- "The howling infinite" -- Man on a missile -- Part II : Around. In orbit -- Under pressure -- The Gusmobile ; The walk, and a sky gone berserk -- Part III : Out. Inferno --; Recovery -- Phoenix and earthrise -- "Amiable strangers" -- A practice run and a dress rehearsal -- Part IV : Down. "You're go" -- The translunar express -- Descent to luna -- Moondust
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
viii, 453 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780316341783
Lccn
2018947611
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), portraits (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)on1088720747

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