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Moon shot : the inside story of America's race to the moon

by Shepard, Alan B. 1923-1998.

Format: Print Book 1994
Availability: Available at 8 Libraries 8 of 8 copies
Available (7)
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Brentwood Library Nonfiction 629.45 S54
Location  Brentwood Library
Collection  Nonfiction
Call Number  629.45 S54
Carnegie Library of McKeesport Nonfiction 629.454 Sh47
Location  Carnegie Library of McKeesport
Collection  Nonfiction
Call Number  629.454 Sh47
Coraopolis Memorial Library Non-Fiction 629.45 SHEP
Location  Coraopolis Memorial Library
Collection  Non-Fiction
Call Number  629.45 SHEP
Monroeville Public Library Non-fiction 629.454 S
Location  Monroeville Public Library
Collection  Non-fiction
Call Number  629.454 S
North Versailles Public Library Non-Fiction 629.45 SHEP
Location  North Versailles Public Library
Collection  Non-Fiction
Call Number  629.45 SHEP
Northland Public Library Nonfiction 629.454 SH4
Location  Northland Public Library
Collection  Nonfiction
Call Number  629.454 SH4
Shaler North Hills Library Non-Fiction 629.454 S
Location  Shaler North Hills Library
Collection  Non-Fiction
Call Number  629.454 S
Noncirculating (1)
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CLP - Main Library Second Floor - Closed Reference (Please ask for assistance) r TL789.8.U6 A58177 1994
Location  CLP - Main Library
Collection  Second Floor - Closed Reference (Please ask for assistance)
Call Number  r TL789.8.U6 A58177 1994
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "It's hard to believe, but most teens and people in their early twenties don't remember Americans walking on the moon. This book, written lovingly by two of the most respected astronauts in U.S. history, will remedy that. Journalists Jay Barbree and Howard Benedict organized the material, and they portray Shepard and Slayton as two close friends who shared the dream of many children of the 1960s: to fly in outer space. Sadly, Shepard, after becoming the first American in space in a mere hour's trip, developed inner ear problems that prevented him from going back, and Slayton's irregular heartbeat kept him from going at all. Meanwhile, President Kennedy escalated the space race to get a leg up on the Russians. Despite covering some of the same ground as Tom Wolfe's The Right Stuff, Shepard and Slayton vividly portray the great bond uniting the original Mercury Seven. The most terrifying chapter describes the fire on the launchpad that killed three Apollo 1 astronauts, but problems on many flights (unbeknownst to TV viewers) were only solved by the skill of the astronauts as pilots. Shepard and Slayton are emphatic about environmental issues (having seen the Earth from a unique viewpoint), and Shepard's eventual moon shot is only topped by Slayton's emotional reaction to being cleared to fly the Apollo-Soyuz mission to dock with Russian cosmonauts, with whom he became fast friends. Expect much demand. (Reviewed Mar. 15, 1994)1878685546Joe Collins"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Subjects Project Apollo (U.S.) -- History.
Space flight to the moon -- History.
Publisher Atlanta :Turner Pub.,1994
Edition 1st ed.
Contributors Slayton, Donald K., 1924-1993.
Barbree, Jay.
Benedict, Howard.
Language English
Notes Includes index.
Description 383 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
ISBN 1878685546
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