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Destination moon : the Apollo missions in the astronauts' own words

by Pyle, Rod.

Format: Print Book 2005
Availability: Available at 5 Libraries 5 of 5 copies
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C.C. Mellor Memorial Library Non Fiction 629.45 Pyl
Location  C.C. Mellor Memorial Library
Collection  Non Fiction
Call Number  629.45 Pyl
CLP - Main Library Second Floor - Non-fiction TL789.8.U6 A575 2005
Location  CLP - Main Library
Collection  Second Floor - Non-fiction
Call Number  TL789.8.U6 A575 2005
Northland Public Library Nonfiction 629.45 P99 2005
Location  Northland Public Library
Collection  Nonfiction
Call Number  629.45 P99 2005
Sewickley Public Library Nonfiction 629.45 PYL 2005
Location  Sewickley Public Library
Collection  Nonfiction
Call Number  629.45 PYL 2005
Upper St. Clair Township Library Non-fiction 629.454 PYL
Location  Upper St. Clair Township Library
Collection  Non-fiction
Call Number  629.454 PYL

The Apollo space program was the largest technological undertaking of all time, and let to the greatest adventure of the 20 th century. Born of the cold war, it was moved forward by the passion of 100,000 workers and $20 billion over ten years.

Over that time, 12 courageous individuals stepped out onto the lunar surface and thus changed the history of humankind, changing us into a space-faring civilization.

And then, it was gone. Three years, 9 missions, six men on the surface of the moon. They explored, they experimented, and they came home.

Here in one volume are the transcripted voices of the partipants, with expert commentary and retrospective reminiscences, explained and put into context. From the triumphs of Neil Armstrong to Buzz Aldrin, to the near disaster of Apollo 13 ("Houston, we've got a problem"), it's all here -- the science, the adventure, the glory, the letdown. One of the great stories of humankind's reaching for the stars.

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Pyle's useful survey of the Apollo moon program includes a brief summary of each flight and attempted flight of the great effort, from the fatal fire on Pad 34 in 1967 to the landing of a scientist on the moon in Apollo 170 in 1972. Apart from the narrative, each summary contains a modest but excellent selection of photographs and long passages of the recorded dialogue of the astronauts themselves. Much of the latter hasn't appeared in a volume as easily accessible to the general public as this one. Here are such well-known lines as "Houston, we have a problem" and "The eagle has landed." More important, here are a great many less--famous utterances. Many of them are technical, and all variously reflect the stresses, emotions, triumphs, and worries of men who really were boldly going where nobody had gone before. Space collections of all sizes should welcome Pyle's book, and smaller ones will find it invaluable. --Roland Green Copyright 2005 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Subjects Project Apollo (U.S.) -- History.
Space flight to the moon -- History.
Astronauts -- United States.
Publisher New York :First Person Productions in association with Collins,2005
Edition 1st US ed.
Language English
Notes Includes index.
Description 192 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 22 cm
ISBN 0060873493
9780060873509 (ppk.)
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