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The Man Who Ran the Moon: James E. Webb and the Secret History of Project Apollo

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The story of the man who almost single-handedly founded and built up NASA.

Synopsis:

One man, more than any other, created the giant space agency we know today as NASA: James E. Webb. "The Man Who Ran the Moon explores a time when Webb and an elite group of charismatic business associates took control of America's Apollo moon project, sometimes with disturbing results.

In 1967, NASA was rocked by disaster and Apollo was grounded. Webb was savaged in a Congressional investigation. Not just a matter of broken hardware, there were accusations of corruption at the heart of America's space effort. Some of Webb's political allies had been caught up in the biggest scandal ever to hit Washington prior to Watergate. The backwash unfairly tainted NASA's chief.

By the time of the first triumphant lunar landing, Webb had resigned and his name had all but been forgotten. But he's the man who got us to the moon, and the power base he forged in the 1960s has kept NASA on a solid footing to this day. Washington insiders now acknowledge Webb as one of the greatest leaders in modern American history. No space boss since his time has wielded so much power and such a powerful story.

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About the Author

Over the last decade, Piers Bizony has written about space exploration and cosmology for a wide variety of magazines. His award-winning book on the making of Stanley Kubrick's 2001: A Space Odyssey has become a standard reference work for the movie's many fans.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781560259947
Subtitle:
James E. Webb, NASA, and the Secret History of Project Apollo
Publisher:
Basic Books
Author:
Bizony, Piers
Subject:
History
Subject:
United States - 20th Century
Subject:
Aeronautics & Astronautics
Subject:
Scientists - Astronauts
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20070522
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in 12 oz

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Science and Mathematics » Astronomy » Space Exploration

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"Synopsis" by , One man, more than any other, created the giant space agency we know today as NASA: James E. Webb. "The Man Who Ran the Moon explores a time when Webb and an elite group of charismatic business associates took control of America's Apollo moon project, sometimes with disturbing results.

In 1967, NASA was rocked by disaster and Apollo was grounded. Webb was savaged in a Congressional investigation. Not just a matter of broken hardware, there were accusations of corruption at the heart of America's space effort. Some of Webb's political allies had been caught up in the biggest scandal ever to hit Washington prior to Watergate. The backwash unfairly tainted NASA's chief.

By the time of the first triumphant lunar landing, Webb had resigned and his name had all but been forgotten. But he's the man who got us to the moon, and the power base he forged in the 1960s has kept NASA on a solid footing to this day. Washington insiders now acknowledge Webb as one of the greatest leaders in modern American history. No space boss since his time has wielded so much power and such a powerful story.

"Synopsis" by , < div> The story of the man who almost single-handedly founded and built up NASA.< /div>
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