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

Shoot for the Moon: The Space Race and the Voyage of Apollo 11 (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

By Donovan, James

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Fifty years after the Apollo 11 mission made history, this book tells the epic story of the astronauts, flight controllers and engineers who made it happen. On 20 July 1969, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin became the first humans to walk on the Moon, a moment ingrained in modern m...emory. Perhaps the world's greatest technological achievement - and a triumph of spirit and ingenuity - the Apollo 11 mission and the Apollo program was a mammoth undertaking involving more than 410,000 men and women dedicated to winning the Space Race with the Soviets. Seen through the eyes of 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, this is the definitive - and thrilling - account of one of humankind's most extraordinary feats of exploration.
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ISBN 9781445699073
Released NZ 15 Aug 2019
Publisher Amberley Publishing
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
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ISBN-13 9781445699073
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced; usually ships 2-3 weeks
Publisher Amberley Publishing
Imprint Amberley Publishing
Released 15 Aug 2019
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Donovan, James
Category Biography & Autobiography: Historical, Political & Military
History Of Science
Popular Science
Astronomy, Space & Time
Space Science
Number of Pages 464
Dimensions Width: 156mm
Height: 234mm
Dewey Code 629.454
Weight 750g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Moon - Exploration - History, Space race - History - United States, Aeronautical engineers - United States
NBS Text Popular Science
ONIX Text General/trade