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The Resource Apollo 8 : the mission that changed everything, Martin W. Sandler

Apollo 8 : the mission that changed everything, Martin W. Sandler

Label
Apollo 8 : the mission that changed everything
Title
Apollo 8
Title remainder
the mission that changed everything
Statement of responsibility
Martin W. Sandler
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"A nation in need of hope, the most powerful rocket ever launched, and the first three men to break the bounds of Earth: Apollo 8 was headed to the moon. In 1957, when the USSR launched Sputnik I, the first man-made satellite to orbit Earth, America's rival in the Cold War claimed victory on a new frontier. The Space Race had begun, and the United States was losing. Closer to home, a decade of turbulence would soon have Americans reeling, with the year 1968 alone seeing the assassinations of Martin Luther King Jr. and Robert F. Kennedy as well as many violent clashes between police and protesters. Americans desperately needed something good to believe in, and NASA's mission to orbit Earth in Apollo 8 and test a lunar landing module was being planned for the end of the year. But with four months to go and the module behind schedule, the CIA discovered that the USSR was preparing to send its own mission around the moon--another crucial victory in the Space Race--and it was clearly time for a change of plan. In a volume full of astonishing full-color photographs, including the iconic Earthrise photo, Martin W. Sandler unfolds an incredible chapter in U.S. history: Apollo 8 wouldn't just orbit Earth, it would take American astronauts to see the dark side of the moon."--Amazon
Cataloging source
YDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Sandler, Martin W
Dewey number
629.454
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Space flight to the moon
  • Space flight to the moon
  • Space flight to the moon
  • Project Apollo (U.S.)
  • Apollo 8 (Spacecraft)
  • Apollo 8 (Spacecraft)
  • Project Apollo (U.S.)
Target audience
juvenile
Label
Apollo 8 : the mission that changed everything, Martin W. Sandler
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 154-155) 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
Control code
on1020309754
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
159 pages
Isbn
9780763694890
Lccn
2018959482
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
Label
Apollo 8 : the mission that changed everything, Martin W. Sandler
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 154-155) 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
Control code
on1020309754
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
159 pages
Isbn
9780763694890
Lccn
2018959482
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)

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