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The Resource Apollo 8

Apollo 8

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Apollo 8
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Apollo 8
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This program includes a bonus conversation with Commander Frank Borman plus archival audio from Apollo 8's lunar orbit and from the cockpit during the mission.The untold story of the historic voyage to the moon that closed out one of our blackest, bloodiest years with a nearly unimaginable triumphIn August 1968, NASA made a bold decision: in just sixteen weeks, the United States would launch humankind's first flight to the moon. Only the year before, three astronauts had burned to death in their spacecraft, and since then the Apollo program had suffered one setback after another. Meanwhile, the Russians were winning the space race, the Cold War was getting hotter by the month, and President Kennedy's promise to put a man on the moon by the end of the decade seemed sure to be broken. But when Frank Borman, Jim Lovell and Bill Anders were summoned to a secret meeting and told of the dangerous mission, they instantly signed on.Written with all the color and verve of the best narrative non-fiction, Apollo 8 takes us from Mission Control to the astronaut's homes, from the test labs to the launch pad. The race to prepare an untested rocket for an unprecedented journey paves the way for the hair-raising trip to the moon. Then, on Christmas Day, a nation that has suffered a horrendous year of assassinations and war is heartened by an inspiring message from the trio of astronauts in lunar orbit. And when the mission is over—after the first view of the far side of the moon, the first earth-rise, and the first re-entry through the earth's atmosphere following a flight to deep space—the impossible dream of walking on the moon suddenly seems within reach.The full story of Apollo 8 has never been told, and only Jeffrey Kluger—Jim Lovell's co-author on their bestselling book about Apollo 13—can do it justice. Here is the tale of a mission that was both a calculated risk and a wild crapshoot, a stirring account of how three American heroes forever changed our view of the home planet
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technical information on music
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  • Kluger, Jeffrey
  • Troxell, Brian
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  • History
  • Technology
  • Nonfiction
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Apollo 8
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True
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9781427286857
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Label
Apollo 8
Publication
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Control code
OVERDRIVE:2a947cfa-0fe3-4589-9321-26e8a656919c
Dimensions
not applicable
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electronic
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
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True
Isbn
9781427286857
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not applicable
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not applicable
Kind of material
other
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True
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unknown
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  • other
  • remote
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unknown
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not applicable
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