To the moon The true story of the American heroes on the Apollo 8 spaceship

Jeffrey Kluger

Large print - 2019

The inspiring true story of Apollo 8, the first crewed American spaceship to break free of Earth's orbit and reach the moon.

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Series
Thorndike Press large print mini-collections
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Published
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, a Cengage Company 2019.
Edition
Large Print edition
Language
English
Item Description
Includes glossary and index.
"Published in 2019 by arrangement with Philomel Books for Young Readers, an imprint of Penguin Young Readers Group, a division of Penguin Random House LLC."
Physical Description
439 pages (large print) : illustrations ; 23 cm
Audience
10 yrs+
ISBN
9781432863111
1432863118
Main Author
Jeffrey Kluger (author)
Other Authors
Ruby Shamir (author)
Review by Publisher Summary 1

Recounts the first crewed spaceship to travel to the Moon, describing how the Cold War and the tragedy of Apollo 1 shaped the Apollo 8 mission and offering facts about living in a spaceship.

Review by Publisher Summary 2

The exciting and inspiring true story of Apollo 8, the first crewed spaceship to break free of the Earth's orbit and reach the moon, by the best-selling author of Apollo 13.What's more exciting than spaceships and astronauts? How about a spaceship carrying the first astronauts ever to see the moon firsthand--on Christmas!The year was 1968, and the American people were still reeling from the spacecraft fire that killed the Apollo 1 crew a year earlier. On top of that, there were rumors that the Russian cosmonauts were getting ready to fly around the moon. NASA realized that they needed to take a bold step--and that they needed to take it now. They wanted to win the space race against Russia and hold true to President Kennedy's promise to put a man on the moon by the end of the decade. So in a risky move, a few days before Christmas of that year, they sent Frank Borman, Jim Lovell, and Bill Anders to the moon! This book about the exciting and inspiring true story of Apollo 8, the first crewed spaceship to break free of Earth's orbit and reach the moon, tells the story of these three brave men, the frantic rush to get their rocket ready, and the journey that gave the American people--and the world--a new look at the planet we live on and the corner of space we inhabit.Filled with the science and training required to put a person into space, and every detail of what it's like to live in a spaceship for days on end (including what happens when astronauts need to use the bathroom), this book is sure to leave kids clamoring for a spot on the next mission to outer space.