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One giant leap : the impossible mission that flew us to the Moon

by Fishman, Charles, 1961- (Author)

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President John F. Kennedy astonished the world on May 25, 1961, when he announced to Congress that the United States should land a man on the Moon by 1970. No group was more surprised than the scientists and engineers at NASA, who suddenly had less than a decade to invent space travel. Over the next... Full description

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Summary: President John F. Kennedy astonished the world on May 25, 1961, when he announced to Congress that the United States should land a man on the Moon by 1970. No group was more surprised than the scientists and engineers at NASA, who suddenly had less than a decade to invent space travel. Over the next decade, more than 400,000 scientists, engineers, and factory workers would send 24 astronauts to the Moon. Each hour of space flight would require one million hours of work back on Earth to get America to the Moon on July 20, 1969. Fishman provides a behind-the-scenes account of the furious race to complete one of mankind's greatest achievements. -- adapted from jacket
Physical Description: xiii, 464 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references (pages 423-445) and index.
ISBN: 9781501106293
1501106295
Author Notes: Charles Fishman is the acclaimed author of One Giant Leap , A Curious Mind (with Brian Grazer), The Wal-Mart Effect , and The Big Thirst . He is a three-time winner of the Gerald Loeb Award, the most prestigious prize in business journalism.
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