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Rocket Men: The Epic Story of the First Men on the Moon (Large Print) (Thorndike Nonfiction)

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A richly detailed and dramatic account of one of the greatest achievements of humankind

At 9: 32 A.M. on July 16, 1969, the Apollo 11 rocket launched in the presence of more than a million spectators who had gathered to witness a truly historic event. It carried Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin, and Mike Collins to the last frontier of human imagination: the moon.

Rocket Men is the thrilling story of the moon mission, and it restores the mystery and majesty to an event that may have become too familiar for most people to realize what a stunning achievement it represented in planning, technology, and execution.

Through interviews, twenty-three thousand pages of NASA oral histories, and declassified CIA documents on the space race, Craig Nelson re-creates a vivid and detailed account of the Apollo 11 mission. From the quotidian to the scientific to the magical, readers are taken right into the cockpit with Aldrin and Armstrong and behind the scenes at Mission Control.

Rocket Men is the story of a twentieth-century pilgrimage; a voyage into the unknown motivated by politics, faith, science, and wonder that changed the course of history.

Synopsis:

The thrilling story of the Apollo Moon mission restores the mystery and majesty to an event that may have become too familiar for most people to realize what a stunning achievement it represented in planning, technology, and execution.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781410418548
Author:
Nelson, Craig
Publisher:
Thorndike Press
Subject:
Large type books
Subject:
Project Apollo (U.S.)
Subject:
History
Subject:
Aeronautics & Astronautics
Subject:
United States - 20th Century/60s
Subject:
Engineering -- History.
Large Print:
Y
Series:
Thorndike Nonfiction
Publication Date:
20090831
Binding:
Hardcover
Language:
English
Dimensions:
8.50x5.80x1.60 in. 2.16 lbs.

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Reference » Science Reference » Technology

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