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Apollo to the moon : a history in 50 objects

by Muir-Harmony, Teasel E.,

Format: Print Book 2018
Availability: Available at 4 Libraries 4 of 4 copies
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CLP - Main Library Second Floor - Non-fiction TL789.8.U6 A55666 2018x
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Clairton Public Library Non-Fiction NF 629.4 M95
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Jefferson Hills Public Library Non-Fiction 629.454 MUI
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Bold photographs, fascinating graphics, and engaging stories commemorate the 20th century's most important space endeavor- NASA's Apollo program to reach the moon. From the lunar rover and a survival kit to space food and moon rocks, it's a carefully curated array of objects--complete with intriguing back stories and profiles of key participants.

This book showcases the historic space exploration program that landed humans on the moon, advanced the world's capabilities for space travel, and revolutionized our sense of humanity's place in the universe. Each historic accomplishment is symbolized by a different object, from a Russian stamp honoring Yuri Gagarin and plastic astronaut action figures to the Apollo 11 command module, piloted by Michael Collins as Armstrong and Aldrin made the first moonwalk, together with the monumental art inspired by these moon missions. Throughout, Apollo to the Moon also tells the story of people who made the journey possible- the heroic astronauts as well as their supporters, including President John F. Kennedy, newsman Walter Cronkite, and NASA scientists such as Margaret Hamilton.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "This unique approach to the Apollo missions focuses on the tangible as a portal to the experiences and legacy of those daring space journeys. Muir-Harmony, a curator at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum, informs readers that her institution has collected thousands of evocative objects that reveal Apollo's complex tangle of technological, political, cultural, and social dimensions. Fifty artifacts are showcased in this welcoming volume, from the intimate, a razor and shaving cream, to the enormous, Apollo 11 F-1 engine parts. Each object is accompanied by a description and story that will enlighten both readers versed in Apollo lore and those new to the subject. Muir-Harmony establishes the significance and power of artifacts by beginning with the pieces of Kittyhawk, the Wright brothers' plane, which Neil Armstrong took to the moon. Here, too, are space capsules and a space suit, a much-handled command-module operations checklist, a lunar-rover wheel, and the small-scale lunar-rover model Walter Cronkite used on-air to explain the mission. This clever and intriguing artifact key to Apollo makes the legendary missions feel human and freshly astonishing.--Donna Seaman Copyright 2018 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.
Publisher Washington, D.C. :2018
Language English
Description 303 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages 296-297) and index.
ISBN 9781426219931
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