Shoot for the Moon

Shoot for the Moon

The Space Race and the Extraordinary Voyage of Apollo 11

Audiobook CD - 2019
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"When the alarm went off forty thousand feet above the moon's surface, both astronauts looked down at me computer to see 1202 flashing on the readout. Neither of them knew what it meant, and time was running out... On July 20, 1969, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin became the first humans to walk on the moon. One of the world's greatest technological achievements--and a triumph of American spirit and ingenuity--the Apollo 11 mission was a mammoth undertaking involving more than 410,000 men and women dedicated to winning the space race against the Soviets. Set amid the tensions of the Cold War and the upheavals of the sixties, and filled with first-person, behind-the-scenes details, [this] is a gripping account of the dangers, the challenges, and the sheer determination that defined not only Apollo 11, but also the Mercury and Gemini missions that came before it. From the shock of Sputnik and the heart-stopping final minutes of John Glenn's Mercury flight to the deadly whirligig of Gemini 8, the doomed Apollo 1 mission, and that perilous landing on the Sea of Tranquility--when the entire world held its breath while Armstrong and Aldrin battled computer alarms, low fuel, and other problems--James Donovan tells the whole story. Both sweeping and intimate, Shoot for the Moon is 'a powerfully written and irresistible celebration' (Booklist, starred review) of one of humankind's most extraordinary feats of exploration."--Print.
Publisher: New York, NY : Hachette Audio, [2019]
ISBN: 9781549148750
1549148753
Call Number: 629.454 DONOVAN
Characteristics: 11 audio discs (14 hr.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
digital
optical
audio file
CD audio
Subjects: Project Apollo (U.S.)
Apollo 11 (Spacecraft)
Space flight to the moon -- History.
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Aeronautics & Astronautics.
SCIENCE / Space Science.
HISTORY / United States / 20th Century.
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Additional Contributors: Robertson, Allan - Narrator

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