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Shoot for the Moon: The Space Race and the Extraordinary Voyage of Apollo 11

Shoot for the Moon: The Space Race and the Extraordinary Voyage of Apollo 11 (Hardback)

By Donovan, James

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The epic story of Apollo 11 and the astronauts, flight controllers, and engineers who made it happen, by the author of the bestselling A Terrible Glory and The Blood of Heroes. On July 20, 1969, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin became the first humans to walk on the Moon, a moment ...forever ingrained in history. Perhaps the world's greatest technological achievement-and a triumph of American spirit and ingenuity-the Apollo 11 mission, and the entire Apollo program, was a mammoth undertaking involving more than 410,000 men and women dedicated to putting a man on the Moon and winning the Space Race with the Soviets. Seen through the eyes of the those who lived it, Shoot for the Moon reveals the dangers, the challenges, and the sheer determination that defined not only Apollo 11, but also the Mercury and Gemini missions that made it possible. Both sweeping and intimate, and based on exhaustive research and dozens of fresh interviews, bestselling author James Donovan's Shoot for the Moon is the definitive-and thrilling-account of one of humankind's most extraordinary feats of exploration.
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ISBN 9780316341783
Released NZ 12 Mar 2019
Publisher Little, Brown
Format Hardback
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ISBN-13 9780316341783
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Little, Brown
Imprint Little, Brown & Company
Released 12 Mar 2019
Publication Country United States United States
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Donovan, James
Category Biography & Autobiography
Biography & Autobiography: Historical, Political & Military
Biography & Autobiography: Science, Technology & Engineering
World History: From C 1900 -
American History
Geographical Discovery & Exploration
History Of Engineering & Technology
Space Science
Number of Pages 464
Dimensions Width: 155mm
Height: 239mm
Spine: 43mm
Dewey Code 629.454
Weight 771g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Project Apollo (U.S.), Space flight to the moon - History, Apollo 11 (Spacecraft)
NBS Text Biography: General
ONIX Text General/trade